Maple Leafs + Tim Connolly = ...

Pension Plan Puppets
July 03 2011 10:16PM

Use in case of callow centremen

After a quiet July first in which the only development was that the Leafs managed to present to Brad Richards and that Steve Simmons continued to display his idiocy, the buds signed former Buffalo Sabre Tim Connolly to a two-year $9.5M deal. Ultimately, as Dave Nonis noted on a radio interview, the Leafs had a list of targets along with limits that they were comfortable with in terms of length of the contract and the dollar figures involved. As anyone that followed the insanity saw pretty quickly, those limits were presumably met early and often but it was not entirely a bad thing

Of course, this deal is not without some controversy. There are a couple of common complaints about the deal which I'll break down after the jump.

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July 03 2011 04:29PM

Do you love commercial free programming? If not, feel free to watch the Flintstones hawking smokes in the vintage ad above before you click on any of the segments in this article. Because you won`t be hearing any ads on the podcast version of NationRadio this week.


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Leafs Get rid of Ledba!!

Kent Wilson
July 03 2011 10:32AM



Twitter reports are trickling in saying the Leafs have traded Brett Lebad and Robert Slaney for Matthew Lombardi and Cody Franson. The fact that the dreadful Brett Lebda is gone is a boon in itself, but Burke also managed to snag a very useful young defender in Franson as well.

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Jonathan Willis
July 01 2011 09:11PM

Free agency is a time generally reserved for welcoming new players into the fold, as the Oilers and Canucks did, or for being excited about the possibility of signing a true difference maker, as fans of the Flames and Leafs can be tonight.

Still, it’s also a time for departure, and each of the four cities in the Nation Network lost at least one player to another team today.

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UFa Frenzy Live Chat

Kent Wilson
July 01 2011 09:53AM

The chat is scheduled to start at 12pm MST today, but I can convinced to start things sooner if anything major breaks. Come by and marvel at the insanity.

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