Found July 31, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Follow me on Twitter!: @ColinDJD As several NHL teams continue to prepare their rosters for the 2013-14 season, many are having difficulties locking up certain players as the flirt ever too close to the NHL’s salary cap. The Toronto Maple Leafs just so happen to be one such team as they are currently left with roughly $ 4.8M in cap space to sign both Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri. Of the t...

Leafs trying to move John-Michael Liles

Something's gotta give in Toronto and it could give really soon. As it stands now the Maple Leafs have just under $5 million salary cap space and two players to re-sign -- Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson -- who won't be cheap. That salary space won't be enough and while the Leafs can exceed the cap by 10 percent in the offseason something has to be done so they are cap...

Leafs Need To Clear Some Cap Space

from Michael Traikos of the National Post, It sure looks like Dave Nonis has painted himself into a corner. With less than US$5-million remaining under the salary cap, the Toronto Maple Leafs GM still has to re-sign Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson to new contracts. The problem is that based on the salaries that both players are asking for, there is not nearly enough money to...

Jay McClement Has The Worst Raw Corsi

Yesterday I continued my look at sabermetrics and hockey but posting the worst 20 players in the 2013 season by their raw Corsi rating.  The worst player last season was Jay McClement of the Toronto Maple Leafs.  He posted a -286 Corsi in the season.  That means his opponents attempted 286 more shots than Toronto did at even strength while McClement was on the ice.  If McClement...

Michael Stuart: Rumor: Tampa Bay Lightning Interested in Cody Franson

Cody Franson has been linked to the Tampa Bay Lightning for what seems like an eternity. In reality, it was 2011 when the ‘Franson to the Lightning’ rumors first started swirling around the blogosphere. Now, with the Toronto Maple Leafs facing a sort of cap crunch thanks to some off-season decisions, Franson is rumored to be on the market once again. As one might expect...

If the Leafs deal Cody Franson, how interested should the Oilers be?

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger the Toronto Maple Leafs may consider moving defenceman Cody Franson a restricted free agent looking at a major payday. The Leafs still have significant room under the NHL salary cap – according to with 20 players under contract the Leafs have just over $6 million available to sign their restricted free agents. Add in roughly a million...

Mike Augello: Trade or 2nd Buyout Window Could Solve Leafs Cap Crunch; Leaf Buzz at 9:30

The Toronto Maple Leafs salary cap situation is far from unmanageable, but with restricted free agents Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri still unsigned, the fit may be quite snug when both players are finally inked to new contracts. According to Cap Geek, with the signing of defenseman Mark Fraser on Tuesday, Toronto has 21 players under contract for a total of $59,704,167, leaving...

Mike Augello: Leafs Not Feeling Pressure Regarding Unsigned Free-Agents

Maple Leafs Assistant GM Dave Poulin did not express any heightened level of concern regarding the contractual status of restricted free agents Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson. “It’s August 1st.” Poulin said to Sportsnet Fan 590’s Brady and Lang show Thursday morning. “We’re five weeks away from the rookies getting going in London(Ontario) with rookie...

Leafs re-sign Mark Fraser ahead of arbitration hearing

An observer of the week of silence in the Mark Fraser contract dispute with the Maple Leafs opined that "sometimes it's best to say nothing." That played out Tuesday morning when the fiesty defenceman and the club dodged a date with NHL salary arbitrator Fred Horowitz and agreed to a one-year deal worth $1.275 million US. It's not known yet who blinked with the...

Maple Leafs Bring Back Fraser by   Bradshaw Furlong

The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration for the second straight RFA, the first being Carl Gunnarsson, as they have re-signed defenseman Mark Fraser to a one-year, $1.275 million contract. Fraser, 26 (will be 27 in September), was drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 3rd round (84th overall) back in the 2005 NHL Draft. After playing two years [...]

Mike Augello: Fraser Agrees to 1 Year Deal, $1.275 Million

Per Sportsnet Fan 590, the Maple Leafs and defenseman Mark Fraser have agreed on a 1 year deal for $1.275 Million, settling before the arbitration hearing that was scheduled for later today. Will update
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