A Motivated Addition

Pat Steinberg
July 07 2011 12:47PM

Pat is a regular writer at FlamesNation.ca and can be heard daily at Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 in Caglary.

When the Maple Leafs acquired Cody Franson and Matthew Lombardi from the Nashville Predators, it accomplished two things for the blue and white: first, it got rid of Brett Lebda and second it brought in a young defenceman with a good ceiling in Franson.  After sitting down with Cody at a golf tournament here in Calgary, I can also tell you he's very motivated heading into his first season with Toronto.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being Tyler Bozak

Kent Wilson
July 06 2011 01:02PM



In addition to Clark MacArthur, the Leafs also retained the services of Tyler Bozak yesterday to the (reported) tune of $1.5 million per year over the next two years.

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On Brad Richards and the quest for a #1 centre

Cam Charron
July 06 2011 11:04AM



You can skip ahead, as long as you notify me when Brad Richards officially retires. Chances are, we won't see him all that much when he's kicking around the New York Rangers as a 40-year old, cane in one hand, fruitlessly pushing the puck ahead with his stick with the other.

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Leafs re-sign MacArthur

Kent Wilson
July 05 2011 05:49PM



James Mirtle reported today that the Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with Clark MacArthur, instead signing him to a two-year deal worth $6.5 million in total.

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The Nashville Predators and the salary cap floor

Cam Charron
July 04 2011 03:14PM

The trade that sent Brett Lebda to the Nashville Predators is an intriguing one for two reasons, and the strategy behind the deal for both teams is one that we may see more often as rich teams attempt to maximize their spending money and lesser teams attempt to maximize the value they get from their players.

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