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How The Leafs Have Shifted Asset Allocation for 2013-14

As you may have heard ad nausem throughout the offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made some interesting decisions with respect to salary cap management for the 2013-14 season. With many of their best value deals coming up for raises by way of the restricted free agency process, the Leafs now find themselves short on…

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Monday Mailbag: July 29th

I can’t believe we agreed to a 7 year lease for this mail van..  SECOND WEEK! SECOND WEEK! WE REALLY MADE IT, FAM! Okay, now that we’re done with that, there are actually enough questions to do another mailbag. Hopefully we can continue this throughout the year. In case you missed it, this was last…

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A John-Michael Liles buy-out?

-via Michael Miller The Toronto Maple Leafs have already used both compliance buy-outs, on Mike Komisarek and then on Mikhail Grabovski. Should they need a third to dispatch themselves of John-Michael Liles’ contract, they can do so starting… Friday it appears. Per Article 13 of the Standard Player’s Contract: (c) The notice of termination shall…

Three things to know about Mark Fraser’s arbitration hearing

So this is what we’ve learned in the last two days. Nick Kypreos and Darren Dreger both suggest that Mark Fraser wants $2-million when he goes to arbitration tomorrow: D-man Mark Fraser requests 2M in sal arb case while #Leafs comes in at 855 000. Scheduled for Tues if they don’t settle first. — Nick…

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Ruminating on Cody Franson’s future

Cody Franson’s name has circulated in trade winds (Steve’s post | Jeff’s post) over the last week and some people are really freaking out about it. Perhaps for a reason, perhaps not. I’m of the camp that the Leafs are in a tight salary cap position, but they’ll be find if they get Franson and…

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No, It’s a Bad Idea

If you were on here yesterday, Steve wrote an article weighing the positives and negatives of a Cody Franson trade (which Darren Dreger suggests the Leafs are looking at due to a lack of cap space). His eventual conclusion was that there is the Leafs should probably give in and do it, because despite his…

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Cody Franson trade: Good or Bad?

So apparently Cody Franson might get traded. Here’s a picture of him looking for a cab to the airport or something. People are accusing me of hating everything the Leafs do just because I’m a whiner. I mean, I’ve spent over half a decade blogging about the Toronto Maple Leafs, two of which were spent…

Clearing up some questions about scoring chances

Read this today by mORRganRielly over at Maple Leafs Hot Stove: at the 36 game mark, the Leafs did actually out-chance their opponents 474-469. Edit: I erred on my interpretation of these numbers — the original included special teams. The actual numbers available to us are 392 against and 355 for on even-strength. However, this isn’t…

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Ok…

Ok… Look. I know you’re getting tired of hearing myself – and let’s face it, the vast majority of the hockey blogging community – criticizing Dave Nonis.  I know you’re sick of hearing about how we think the Bernier deal could have gone better and wasn’t even really necessary. I get that. I know you’re…

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Get To Know: Orlando Solar Bears

  Lost in the moderately interesting stories of the past few days, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a new ECHL affiliate. The blue and white recently agreed to join the Minnesota Wild in usage of the Orlando Solar Bears for the players who don’t make the cut with the Toronto Marlies. Let’s talk a bit…