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Leafs sign seven (yes, seven) free agents

With the cap flexibility the Leafs opened up yesterday in their trade for the David Clarkson contract, today it was time to make some things official around signing news we heard earlier in the summer. Oh, and sign like four other guys besides that too. This morning Toronto announced they’ve signed seven unrestricted free agents…

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Goaltender Michal Neuvirth to join Leafs on tryout

Training camp is still two months away, but we’ve already started to get a little news on who the Leafs will bring in on a tryout basis. According to the Czech outlet iSport, former Flyers (and Caps and Sabres) goaltender Michal Neuvirth will join Toronto for a shot to revive his career and get back…

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A front office with no fear of being smart can do wonders

If I had to pick who the best, say, three general managers in the NHL are at this moment, I’m not entirely sure who I’d narrow it down to. No doubt Kyle Dubas would be in there somewhere, but honestly, there are now a number of teams who seem to be doing good things at…

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Marner committed to meeting with other teams as early as Wednesday

Mitch Marner offer sheet talk is not going to settle down until this story breaks one way or the other, and in the meantime we’re left piecing together what might or might not be true about this ugly negotiation. It’s no secret that TSN’s Darren Dreger has been the main conduit for Marner’s side of…

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The Leafs’ most likely trade targets, ranked

While we’re all trying to get a handle on what the Leafs might do in the coming days to adjust their roster, it’s worth noting that GM Kyle Dubas, still new to the job, is perhaps the most unpredictable manager in the entire league. Figuring out who is available on the Toronto end and who…

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If the Leafs trade Kadri, what happens next?

There’s a funny thing that happens every time a Leafs player is mentioned in trade rumours: People scramble to say “Well how do we replace him?” with an implication that the front office seemingly overlooked this important question. This is especially applicable in the cases of two Toronto players who’ve had their names in the…

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Zaitsev reportedly garnering interest from the Canucks

As far as likely destinations for Nikita Zaitsev go, we probably should have penciled the Canucks in from the very beginning due to their puzzling attempt at a rebuild on the fly. If you’ve kept up on trade rumours over the last few years, it seems Jim Benning has been in on just about every…

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The most likely trade destinations for Zaitsev

We’ve already established that, outside of the cap flexibility, it’s unlikely the Leafs will get much of value in a deal for Nikita Zaitsev, who recently made it clear he wants out of Toronto. So it follows that any general manager looking to bring him on will be looking to do one or more of…