Found September 26, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Just in time for the conclusion of training camp Leafs defenceman Cody Franson will rejoin the Maple Leafs. Projected to be a top four defenceman again this season Franson had been holding out because of a contract impasse with team management. But the big blueliner has agreed to a one-year term worth $2 million. Throughout the holdout Franson had been seeking a one-year deal while the team wanted to lock him up for a longer term. Ultimately however Franson’s camp has settled for less money but got the length of the deal they had bargained for. Franson who was a restricted free agent had a breakthrough season for the Leafs last year and was regularly in coach Randy Carlyle’s second pair. He also played in key power-play situations. At a meeting with season-ticket holders on Wednesday night Leafs general manager Dave Nonis said the team was still interested in getting the deal done.

Franson agrees to one-year, $2 million deal with Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenceman Cody Franson to a one-year $2 million contract. Franson has spent the last two seasons of his four-year NHL career with the Leafs after being acquired in a trade with the Nashville Predators. In 45 games last season Franson scored four goals and a career high 25 assists with a plus-8 rating. The...

Mike Augello: Leafs Sign Franson To One Year Deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent defenseman Cody Franson to a one year deal for a reported $2 Million. The 26-year-old blueliner was looking for one-year deal in the neighborhood of $3 Million and the ability to go to salary arbitration in the summer of 2014, while the Leafs were looking to lock up Franson to a multi-year deal for a lesser amount. ...

Maple Leafs Get Franson Signed by   Bradshaw Furlong

A few weeks after signing Nazem Kadri, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed their last remaining free agent: defenseman Cody Franson. The two sides have reached an agreement on a 1-year, $2 million contract on Thursday. Franson, a 26-year old, British Columbia native, played three seasons with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants where he recorded 119 points (34-85) in 199 games. [...]

Leafs Will Have To Answer Cap Questions

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, Even though Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has only just solidified his lineup for this season-signing defenceman Cody Franson to a cap-friendly $2-million, one-year deal on Thursday-he’ll have to start charting the road ahead immediately. And if you’re a fan of this version of the team, don’t get too comfortable. Nonis...

Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel suspended for last three pre-season games

To follow the fallout from the Leafs-Sabres suspension story required some suspension of disbelief. In short David Clarkson is now playing but soon won’t be Phil Kessel can’t play but soon will and Buffalo coach Ron Rolston is a little lighter in his wallet for a line change with a costly one-liner from John Scott. Clarkson who was considering an appeal of his 10-game sentence...

Mike Augello: The Burgeoning Blueline; Rielly Remaining?

The Maple Leafs embark on their final two games of the exhibition schedule against the Detroit Red Wings, their old Norris Division/new Atlantic Division rival and opponent in the 2014 Winter Classic on New Year’s Day at the University of Michigan’s “Big House”. Defenseman Cody Franson, who signed a one-year, $2 Million contract early Thursday morning, was...

John Scott ‘Fine’ With Phil Kessel Suspension, Says Leafs Forward Was Just Protecting Himself

Phil Kessel has a record now, and while noted pugilist John Scott is fine with that, he doesn’t necessarily hold anything against the Maple Leafs forward, either. Kessel was suspended three games Tuesday for his role in an on-ice altercation Sunday night between the Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. Kessel and Scott did some pushing and shoving before Scott dropped his gloves and went...

Phil Kessel gifs are awesome

Super late on this, but these two gifs are just the best, and need to be celebrated:    

Colin Dambrauskas: First Blog Covering the Toronto Maple Leafs

Good day sports fans – I would like to take this opportunity with my first Leafs blog to introduce myself to those who have not previously read my work here at Hockeybuzz. I have been covering the Calgary Flames at this site for over a year now, and recently Eklund and his admin team have provided me with the opportunity to also cover a few articles for the Toronto Maple...

Travis Yost: Da or Die Time

Last night's "C" team took care of business in Toronto, beating the Maple Leafs by a score of 3-2. Zack Smith, Colin Greening, and Jim O'Brien all beat James Reimer, and Robin Lehner turned aside twenty-six of twenty-eight shots in the win. MacLean's lineup was undermanned, so beyond the victory, it was encouraging to see so much of the action played in front...

NHL Hands Down Suspensions To Maple Leafs

(Photo Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports) Buffalo, N.Y. — Following their roles during a brawl in Sunday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL has handed down suspensions to David Clarkson and Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The players were suspended Tuesday after the NHL reviewed the incident. Kessel will serve […]

Mike Augello: Roster Decisions Imminent For Leafs

The Maple Leafs lost their first preseason game in regulation Tuesday night, as a two goal third period outburst by Jim O’Brien and Colin Greening gave the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory at the Air Canada Center. Zack Smith also scored for Ottawa, while James van Riemsdyk and Dion Phaneuf scored for Toronto. James Reimer had another excellent performance with 34 saves...

Eklund: RFA's Getting Signed At The Eleventh Hour; Buzzcast At 3pm

Quick update....will post a full blog before our 3pm podcast. The unsigned RFA's are beginning to get deals done today, as Cody Franson signed a one-year, $2 Million deal with Toronto and reports indicate that the Rangers and Derek Stepan have agreed on a two-year deal that would be for over $3 Million per season. Listen to the HockeyBuzzcast at 3 p.m. with Mike Augello and me:...

Josh Thompson Visits The Maple Leafs Hockey Club

Lightweight contender Josh Thompson enjoys some time in Toronto. Apparently Josh is a hug hockey fan Josh Thompson enjoys a Brad Paisley concert Check out all fighter video blogs at

NHL Contract and Injury News Update: September 27th 2013

The last couple days have been quite noteworthy in the National Hockey League as teams are solidifying their rosters for the start of the regular season. Here are the biggest pieces of news that Fantasy Hockey owners and NHL fans alike should be aware of. Cody Franson- The 26-year-old defenseman ended his contract stalemate with the Toronto Maple Leafs by signing a 1-year $2-million...
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