Why Bryan Bickell is More Valuable Than You Think

Most people look at Bryan Bickell as an overpaid forward that got hot at the right time. That magical playoff run in 2013 awarded him a large multi-year contract and cost his long time buddy Dave Bolland his job. What many Chicago Blackhawks fans don’t understand is just how valuable Bryan Bickell is to this team’s success. Defense Bickell doesn’t get the recognition he deserves...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Florida Panthers Preview: Summer Additions Bring Optimism

The Florida Panthers want to make the playoffs in 2014-15 after finishing with the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference last season. In an effort to improve a roster lacking veteran talent, the Panthers opened their checkbook and signed several experienced players in the summer. Dave Bolland, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, signed a five-year...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers notes: Dave Bolland impresses in Panthers debut

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Wednesday night's preseason opener may have meant nothing to the Florida Panthers in the standings, but for Dave Bolland it was another step forward in silencing some of his critics. Signed to a controversial five-year, $27.5 million deal during the offseason, Bolland looked fantastic in his first exhibition game with the Panthers. Centering the team's second...
Via Fox Sports Florida
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Bolland to have jersey retired by junior team

Florida Panthers’ center Dave Bolland will have his jersey retired by the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. According to The London Free Press, Bolland, who spent 254 regular season games with the Knights will have his No. 91 raised to the rafters of the Budweiser Gardens on Oct. 15. “It does mean a lot, being up there with (Rick) Nash, (Corey) Perry, Darryl Sittler...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Bolland Signs with Panthers

The Florida Panthers have signed Dave Bolland to a 5 year worth $5.5M per year. I will say this is a little overpaid for this guy. Don’t get me wrong he is a good player but not for that kind of money. The Panthers are starting off very strong today signing to good guys Jussi Jokinen and Bolland. Jokinen deal is worth 4 year $16M thats a good signing. Its clear that the Panthers...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Bolland To Florida

Bolland gets 5 years at $5.5M per in FLA. #TSN — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2014
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

What Direction Are The Vancouver Canucks Going?

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, If you believe the reports the Vancouver Canucks have contacted the agents for Dave Bolland and goalies Jonas Hiller and Ryan Miller, you have to wonder what the green brain trust of the Vancouver Canucks is thinking these days. Not sure whether it escaped their notice, but only the Buffalo Sabres scored fewer goals than their...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Dave Bolland deal won’t fix what ails Maple Leafs

There’s no question that what happened to Dave Bolland’s season was a tragedy. A hometown hero, in his first season with the team he grew up cheering for, has a great first 14 games and then suffers a devastating injury in the 15th, enough to ruin any chance of making much of an impact on the 2013-14 Toronto Maple Leafs. You can see why management wants to read into that and...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Who needs the Muskoka Five when you got the Mimico Two?

Never mind the Muskoka Five, this current Toronto Maple Leafs bout with disappointing results features the Mimico Two – David Clarkson and Dave Bolland – both acquired in the 2013 offseason to prevent the Buds from things like 8-game losing…Read more →The post Toronto Maple Leafs: Who needs the Muskoka Five when you got the Mimico Two? appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlyle: Bolland ‘probable’ to return vs Habs

Randy Carlyle stepped up to the microphone and knew the question about Dave Bolland’s status was coming. "Who?" Carlyle said with a laugh. "Bolly is actually having an assessment done right now and I would say that he’s a probable for us for tonight." That’s no certainty, but it’s the closest Bolland has been since suffering a severed tendon in the back...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs' coach impatient for Dave Bolland's return

Patience.  That's what Toronto Maple Leafs' forward Dave Bolland needs from the organization, but one gets the feeling that Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle is running out of the invisible commodity.The type of injury that Bolland suffered - the severing of a tendon in his ankle - isn't something that you can tape an aspirin to and call it good, yet Carlyle appears...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' David Bolland won't play vs. Canadiens

Dave Bolland took a step forward on Friday. Unfortunately for the Leafs, it wasn’t big enough for him to step on to the Bell Centre ice surface for Saturday’s much-ballyhooed tilt against the Habs at the Bell Centre. While practising regularly on the third line between Mason Raymond and Nikolai Kulemin on Friday, he still does not appear to be ready for a return. Indeed, Bolland...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report- Dave Bolland Seeking Long-Term Deal

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' Dave Bolland practicing, nearing return

Dave Bolland practiced on Wednesday with the Maple Leafs - the first day teams were allowed to practice during the Olympic break - and appears to be very close to a return, according to the Toronto Star.Bolland has been out of the Leafs lineup since November 2nd after a tendon in his ankle was sliced open by a skate blade.Bolland practiced on a regular line with Troy Bodie and Mason...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Bolland ‘should be available’ for Leafs after Olympic break

Dave Bolland, his season disrupted by a severed tendon at the start of November, should be ready to return to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup when the NHL schedule resumes later this month. “It looks like Bolland should be available to us, which is a player back into our lineup,” said Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle following his team’s 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs' Bolland to use break as impromptu training camp

Dave Bolland isn't taking any chances in his comeback from a gruesome ankle injury which has had him sidelined for over three months."Things are progressing, not as quickly as I wished they were, but things are progressing," Bolland told the Toronto Sun on Thursday. "I wish I could get on the ice (in a game), but it's about getting my ankle better and getting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bolland won't rush return to Leafs lineup

Dave Bolland repeated himself to hammer home the point. "Fifty-fifty," he said of his odds to return before the Olympic break. "Fifty-fifty." Bolland, who took part in his first full practice Friday since returning to the ice, continues to inch back toward a return from a severed left ankle tendon, one that has kept him out of the Toronto lineup since Nov...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Bolland: Back on ice, going through difficult rehab

Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Getty Images All you have to do is watch David Bolland skate the last few days to know he isn’t close to returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup. Each twirl on the ice this week has come with a familiar sight – a pained look of frustration and hurt on the 27-year-old’s face. Yes David Bolland is back on the ice – for the first time since...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Dave Bolland’s Injury Burst The Maple Leafs bubble?

It was a bruising encounter for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, in more ways than one. It was a night when the Leafs’ habit of giving up a ton of shots finally came back to bite them, losing 4-0 to a Vancouver team who ran over a sloppy and slow club and had the game sewn up with 25 minutes to go. But it’s the injury to centre Dave Bolland that could really give the...
Via The Farm Club
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dave Bolland, on Long Road to Recovery, Looking Forward to Return

By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Getty Images David Bolland knows he has to take it one step at a time. He knows he is several weeks away from beginning rehabilitation, but the Maple Leafs centre intends to play again this season. Bolland told the media Monday, he’s frustrated to be out of the lineup because he felt he was playing well at the time of the injury.  ...
Via The Hockey Guys
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Dave Bolland suffers injury

Dave Bolland is out indefinitely after severing a tendon in his left ankle against Vancouver. It has been a rough week for the Toronto Maple Leafs as forward, Dave Bolland severed a tendon in his left ankle by a Vancouver player’s skate in a 4-0 loss against the Canucks last Saturday.  Bolland underwent successful surgery the next to repair the severed tendon, but is out indefinitely...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Bolland’s Injury Could Burst The Bubble

It was a bruising encounter for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, in more ways than one. It was a night when the Leafs’ habit of giving up a ton of shots finally came back to bite them, losing 4-0 to a Vancouver team who ran over a sloppy and slow club and had the game sewn up with 25 minutes to go. But it’s the injury to centre Dave Bolland that could really give the...
Via The Farm Club
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dave Bolland’s recovery from severed tendon likely to be months

The Toronto Maple Leafs declined to provide a detailed update, but it’s clear that centre Dave Bolland’s ankle injury is likely to keep him out until deep into their season. And perhaps even for almost all of it. According to the team, Bolland suffered “a severed tendon on the outside of his left ankle” when Vancouver Canucks winger Zack Kassian’s skate clipped his foot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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