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They’re not there yet but it sounds like the Toronto Maple Leafs and RFA forward Nazem Kadri are finally speaking the same language in their long-running and combative contract talks.
According to Bob MacKenzie who was speaking on TSN Radio in Toronto this afternoon the two sides are finally both talking about a two-year bridge contract. Kadri is looking at something around $7 million while the Leafs are countering with $5.7 million. Still a bit of a gap there but it’s getting closer. And after versatile but far less important Ottawa forward Colin Greening signed a short-term deal averaging $2.65 million per earlier today it’s a good bet the final number will be nearer to Kadri’s position.
Of course every dollar he takes out of the approximately $5 million that Toronto has left to spend under the cap is a dollar less that’s available for the Leafs to sign fellow RFA Cody Franson. So the sooner he grabs his share the better for Kadri.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Nazem Kadri on a two-year deal.
The agreement ends an off-season of contract talks that at times according to reports had the two sides very far apart in both demands and expectations.
Kadri had a breakout season during the 2012-13 campaign picking up 18 goals and 26 assists in 48 games played all career...
Nazem Kadri has just 99 games of NHL experience, so while he might have been negotiating a salary based on his strong season last year (18-26-44 in 48 games), the Maple Leafs were clearly negotiating on a slightly longer period of time. They signed Kadri to a two-year bridge contract at a cap hit of $2.9 million. This is a little bit more than P.K. Subban got during his bridge contract...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed left wing Mason Raymond to a $1 million, one-year contract.
The 28-year-old Raymond had 10 goals and 12 assists in 46 games for Vancouver last season. He was in Toronto's training camp for a tryout after going unsigned over the summer.
Raymond likely will play on the Leafs' third line.
Toronto announced the contract on Monday. General...
"...he's a guy who is full of character." RT @SchlossmanGF: Andrew MacWilliam impressing Toronto so far http://t.co/t92UwnTuce
— North Dakota MHockey (@UNDMHockey) September 9, 2013
Former Fighting Sioux defenseman Andrew MacWilliam is making an impression on the Toronto Maples Leafs. It also sounds like he has been throwing some punishing checks as well. The...
Ladies and gentlemen, it appears as though the Nazem Kadri Saga has finally reached it’s dramatic conclusion. As was first reported by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Nazem Kadri have reached an agreement on a contract. The contract is worth $5.8 million over two years ($2.9 million per) and this means that Kadri won’t have to [...]
As the Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Nazem Kadri work toward a new deal for the upcoming season, it appears it's no longer a matter of term but dollars.
Appearing on 'TSN Drive with Dave Naylor' on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto on Monday, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie said Kadri is asking for $7 million over two years while the Maple Leafs are offering...
Mason Raymond will attend the Toronto Maple Leafs' training camp on a professional tryout contract.
The 27-year-old left wing spent the last five-plus seasons with the Vancouver Canucks. He has 80 goals and 98 assists in 374 career NHL games.
Raymond, who confirmed the tryout in a text message to The Canadian Press, could fill a need for the Maple Leafs on the third line, where...
Toronto 's Nazem Kadri will be in camp after signing a two-year $5.8M contract.
Stepan > Kadri
In case you missed it, Nazem Kadri signed a two-year bridge deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs last night worth $2.9 million per season. Kadri has just 99 NHL games played –only one full season– and has a line of 23-37-63 over those 99 games. In his only full season, the lockout shortened season, Kadri put up 18-26-44. That 18-26-44 should look familiar, since...
from the CP at TSN,
Opportunity brought Mason Raymond and the Toronto Maple Leafs together.
The free-agent left-winger will attend Maple Leafs training camp on a professional tryout contract, something that came together recently as the team recognized there might be room on the roster.
"Obviously we're getting pretty close to camp and we have some opportunities...
As some will be aware, the Senators, Maple Leafs, Penguins and Blackhawks recently conducted their annual rookie tournament in London Ontario.
I had a chance to attend Saturday's games - including the Sens 4-3 shootout win over Chicago, and the Leafs 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh. I also paid attention to the other games, but most of my impressions come from seeing all four...
By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
With Nazem Kadri under contract, the Toronto Maple Leafs head into training camp on Wednesday with just one player unsigned; restricted free agent Cody Franson.
Kadri`s 2-year, $5.8M deal leaves the Leafs with about $3M in cap room for this season.
The Leafs will head into camp Wednesday with a roster pretty much set, and before any...