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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 Sportsnetâs 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 account.
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The story got a lot of mileage back in the winter of 2010 when veteran Maple Leafs had a one-game glance at Nazem Kadri sans shoulder pads and T-shirt.
Captain Dion Phaneuf in particular warned the doughy first-round pick that in future he’d best shape up or get shipped out to the farm when the final cuts were made. Phaneuf’s comment was part of the usual razzing a rookie expects...
According to the Toronto Sunâs Lance Hornby, the Maple Leafs and free agents Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson remain far apart on reaching an agreement on new deals.
Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle, who is primarily responsible for contract negotiations, stated Monday that the club has no made no significant progress on contracts for Kadri, who was second on the club in scoring...
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...
A number of Toronto Maple Leafs began skating at the teamâs 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...
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 15, 2013
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...