Found February 26, 2014 on Kukla's Korner:
from Luke Fox of Sportsnet, Dave Bolland has played just 15 games in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform, yet the pending free agent is seeking a new seven or eight-year deal from the club, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. The total salary the 28-year-old Bolland is seeking over that term could exceed $40 million. Bolland’s current contract, which expires on July 1, carries a $3.375 million cap hit.  more

Maple Leafs' Bolland not concerned over trade speculation

Toronto Maple Leafs centre Dave Bolland knows he could be traded by the NHL's March 5 trade deadline, but he isn't stressing over the possibility. "Whatever happens, happens," Bolland told TSN's Mark Masters on Monday. "If it's staying here, it's staying here. That's my goal." Bolland was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks prior to...

Maple Leafs' Dave Bolland suffers setback with ankle injury, return uncertain

With what was supposed to resolve itself this coming week, the absence-clock on Dave Bolland will continue rolling, even after missing four months of action.The Maple Leafs forward was practicing with the team in full earlier in the week, but Wednesday he was on the ice with a non-contact jersey, indicating he won't be ready when the Leafs return to action on Thursday against...

Maple Leafs fourth liner's Carter Ashton, Colton Orr, day-to-day

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be without a few key components for their goon-ish fourth line when they return to action tonight against the New York Islanders.Both Colton Orr and Carter Ashton are considered day-to-day with injuries, and aren't expected to suit up in the Leaf's first game back - and potentially putting both players on the shelf longer - according to the Toronto...

Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel might be a little sluggish since returning from the Olympics

Phil Kessel has always been considered a great talent -  albeit a lazy player  - by some factions of the Toronto media and fanbase.Today, some of those Leafs fans may try to toot their own horn, as Kessel looked sluggish, repeatedly dropped to one knee to catch his breathe and was the first person to leave Wednesday's practice, according to the Toronto Star.Kessel is in the...

Toronto Maple Leafs: Review at the Olympic break

The Toronto Maple Leafs record heading to the Olympic break is 32-22-6. The Leafs are in third-place in the Atlantic Division and are led by Phil Kessel and team leading 65 points. The Maple Leafs may have been a disappointment thus far in the 2013-2014 NHL season, but they are still right in the playoff hunt. If the season ended today, the Leafs would be in the playoffs...

Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis: Don't expect major moves

For those looking for the Maple Leafs to make a big splash at the upcoming March 5 trade deadline, you’d be better off expecting a small ripple instead. So says Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis, who added in a wide-ranging interview on Monday that he is eager to see his full roster finally healthy for pretty much the first time since the summer rather than shuffle the deck...

Clarkson Ready To Start Producing

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet, After a season so far defined—unflatteringly—by his contract, David Clarkson has a chance to prove that he’s more than years and zeroes and production that falls well short of what $36.75 million should provide fans and a franchise. He’s got 25 games and hopefully a playoff series or two to make year one of his “local-boy-makes...

Leafs hope Bernier will be OK for stretch run

The only shots to come near Jonathan Bernier in his week away from the Maple Leaf firing range were probably of the liquid variety at a St. Lucia resort. But it's back to business for Bernier starting Thursday and with 22 games in 45 days to go. Toronto's playoff push will rely heavily on its busy goalie and how much his guilt-ridden teammates can do to reduce his workload...

Video- Jonathan Bernier Now A Bad Goal Of The Night Candidate

Bernier with the giveaway to Michael Grabner who scores this shothanded goal, which happened to be his second 'shorty' on the same Toronto power play.

The NHL’s New Salary Structure And Paying Stars

I’ve got a piece up on Sportsnet right now talking about the Leafs contract negotiations with Dave Bolland. It includes this graph of how the salaries of the Xth highest paid centre in the NHL have changed since 2003-04. The point I’m trying to make is that it’s sort of odd that the big salary [...]

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