Found August 15, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:

A number of Toronto Maple Leafs began skating at the team’s practice facility in Etobicoke, ON this week, as the start of training camp is less than a month away. The club still has some contractual situations to resolve for the upcoming season, as restricted free agents Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson remain unsigned, but if GM Dave Nonis thinks things have been challenging this summer, all he ha...


Maple Leafs GM focused on deals for Kadri, Franson

With less than four weeks remaining before training camp opens Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis said Friday his goal of re-signing restricted free agents Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson has not changed. The Maple Leafs have a shade under $5 million remaining under the NHL salary cap according to They can be over the cap by 10 percent until rosters have to...

Maple Leafs Fan Sunburns James Reimer’s Name and Number Onto His Back (Photo)

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are a different breed, as recently evidenced by a fan named Brian Floyd. Floyd apparently infused his love of the Leafs and hot summer sun in a unique way recently. The Toronto fan (and that’s certainly putting it lightly) decided he was going to get himself a new Maple Leafs jersey, only not how you might expect him to do so. Floyd instead strategically...

Mike Augello: Franson False Alarm, Brennan Awaiting Opportunity

The most eyebrow-raising bit of information on a unseasonably cool day in mid-August(at least in Western New York it is) turned out to a complete charade. A report purportedly from Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos on Twitter stated that the Maple Leafs had reached an agreement with defenseman Cody Franson on a new three-year deal, but the information turned out to be from a false...

Tim Connolly Waiting For The Right Situation

from Lindsay Kramer of the Post-Standard, Center Tim Connolly is waiting in anticipation that the secondary wave of free-agent action will sweep him toward another NHL job. Connolly, most recently of the Toronto Maple Leafs/Marlies, remains an unsigned free agent at this late point in the off-season. His agent, J.P. Barry, said Connolly, 32, is not retiring and is focused...

The Toronto Maple Leafs are pretty cool

@MapleLeafsJedi totes. — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 15, 2013

GARTH: Connolly Retiring?

The shrinking cap is causing a major market correction for many unrestricted free agents right now. The list of UFAs is as long today as it was yesterday. High supply. Low demand. Prices are low for the second tier UFAs. In most every other UFA market, veteran contributors like Brenden Morrow, Damien Brunner, Mason Raymond, Brad Boyes, Teemu Selanne, Mikhail Grabovski, and Tim Connolly to n...

Mike Augello: Nonis: “We Have Enough Cap Space”

Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis is not concerned about having enough cap space to get defenseman Cody Franson and Nazem Kadri signed before the start of training camp in mid-September. "From our standpoint, we have enough cap space in our minds to get both players signed and that's what we intend to do," Nonis told’s Dan Rosen on Friday. "There are...
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