September 19 2013 08:52AM
With the current cap situation we're in I personally think a one-year would suit the team the best. You know, they've got a little bit of a crunch on numbers and you know, I'm just trying to make it happen for both sides.
Until any deal is signed or Dave Nonis goes on record to talk numbers, I'm not going to get into the prices that the Leafs are offering. When negotiations are concerned, a lot of talk that is meant to stay private go public, and it leads to a lot of fans believing that opening offers are indicative of what a player expects. Remember when Nazem Kadri reportedly wanted a six-year deal for $6-million and then wound up taking less than half of that for one-third the contract length?
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 18 2013 02:26PM
While Leafs training camp continued to run its inevitable course, the Toronto Marlies took in yesterday's first cuts (with the addition of a few others) and began doing preparation of their own for the upcoming season today at the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence.
September 18 2013 01:51PM
And just think, if Dave Nonis didn't get Kadri to sign a contract, we may have never gotten this video!
Nazem "the Dream" Kadri, James "JVR" van Riemsdyk, and funny TSN reporter dude Cabbie made a nifty little Vine video Wednesday afternoon. The Jock Jams music at the end is a nice touch, too.
This video is a few things.
September 18 2013 11:36AM
It's interesting, how a quibble over the team name is going to distract us from the fact that the 9th highest point-getter in the NHL during the last four years and perpetually healthy elite forward in the prime of his career is ranked just 20th. Even nuttier, 'retired' forward Ilya Kovalchuk made the list along with Calgary Flames' Sven Baertschi, a player with exactly 13 points and 25 games in his career.
September 18 2013 05:36AM
Labor day is well behind us, football is up and running, and regular season hockey is just around the corner. This, of course, means it'll soon be time to get all your pals together, drink a few beers, and get drafting.