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...
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...
According to Sportsnet's Mark Spector, former Leafs GM Brian Burke has been hired by the Anaheim Ducks to a part-time scouting position effective immediately and MLSE has released him from his contract.
GM Dave Nonis indicated on Sportsnet FAN 590's Brady and Lang show this morning that there have inquiries from other NHL clubs regarding veteran center Tim...
Tim Connolly’s return to the NHL may come sooner rather than later, but whether or not it will be with the Toronto Maple Leafs is in question as general manager Dave Nonis told Sportsnet 590 The Fan that a number of teams have called to inquire about the 31-year-old centre.
“Is there a chance (Connolly) will be back (in the NHL)? No question,” Nonis...
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By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
Somewhere Brian Burke must be pleased.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will start the year with more grit and sandpaper than it had at any point last year.
Matthew Lombardi has been traded and Tim Connolly will start the year with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.
The Leafs will start the season...
For years, Brian Burke pushed off the idea of the rebuild the Maple Leafs have desperately needed since Lockout II. Rather, Burke tried to make-over the Leafs with toughness and grit while adding Phil Kessel and pleasant surprise Joffrey Lupul to boost the Leafs' scoring.
Yet last week when Burke was shown the door in favor of new general manager Dave Nonis, the Leafs still...
Earlier today I wrote a post about Tim Connolly and his offensive production at even strength. Shortly after posting that I thought a similar article comparing the performances of Bozak, Kadri and Conolly would be an interesting piece since they are sort of competing for roster spots (more so Kadri and Connolly than Bozak though). Of course, in the mean time Connolly
Per TSN's Darren Dreger tweet from a few minutes ago, the Leafs have decided to place forward Tim Connolly on waivers.
Connolly did not suit up for the Leafs open practice at the ACC this morning.
This is likely the Leafs being proactive, opening up roster spots and using one of their two compliance buyouts, as New York did with defenseman Wade Redden and Montreal did...
Yesterday evening James Mirtle from the Globe and Mail posted an article on The Curious case of Tim Connolly and the Leafs. It’s worth a read so go read it but the premise of the article is how the narrative around Tim Connolly in training camp is he had a poor year last year and he needs to perform better
from John Kreiser of NHL.com, It’s hard to believe, but the shootout is now seven years old—and it’s been used to decide more than 13 percent of NHL regular-season games (1,138 of 8,610) since the tiebreaker was adopted in 2005.
The stakes can be high: The Philadelphia Flyers’ run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final never would have happened if they hadn’t beaten the New York...
As July 1st approaches, Toronto GM Brian Burke is well aware that changes to his roster will be needed to have a club better suited to play Coach Randy Carlyleâs more physical and sounder defensive game.
The Leafs will likely not be in the market for the upper echelon of free agency like Zach Parise or Ryan Suter, since unproductive players like Tim Connolly, Matthew Lombardi...
This is the third article in a series looking at the Toronto Maple Leafs organizational depth by position. Thus far I have completed my review of goalies and defensemen and next up will be a look at the organizational depth at the center ice position. Since most forwards can play multiple positions and often do throughout a season, I will do my best to categorize players as center...
Tyler Bozak â Center: After a sophomore season in which he registered one of the highest negative plus/minus numbers in the league, the 26 year old was re-signed to a two-year, $3 million contract and was penciled in to be the team's third line checking center behind free-agent Tim Connolly and Mikhail Grabovski. That plan went out the window when Connolly began the season...
Coming into the weekend, most Sabre fans wanted a split. A split against arguably the best team in the league and one of the worst was a fair request of our mighty Sabres. However, as of about 9:45 PM tonight, our worst fears have been realized: two games, zero points.
It's a tough request to beat the Penguins. Crosby and Malkin are other-worldly players, and Jordan...
Ryan Callahan's shootout goal gave New York a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night and lifted the Rangers into a tie atop the NHL standings.
The Rangers captain moved in on goalie Jonas Gustavsson and wired a shot top corner in the third round to clinch it. Brad Richards also scored for New York in the shootout. Tim Connolly had Toronto's lone goal...
Via AP on Fox
March 24, 2012
James Reimer made 43 saves and all three Toronto players scored in the shootout to lead the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Tyler Bozak Tim Connolly and Nazam Kadri tallied against Martin Brodeur in the shootout. The Maple Leafs blew a two-goal lead in the third period before winning for only the fifth time in 22 games (5-15-2).
Via AP on Fox
March 23, 2012
Toronto has won just three of 10 games since taskmaster Randy Carlyle took over as coach. Their most recent losses include an 8-0 fiasco against the Bruins and a 5-2 loss at home to the stumbling Islanders. In that game Toronto mustered just 14 shots against the porous Islanders defense.So what is going wrong? Toronto Sun columnist Steve Buffery had an idea:Carlyle wants his teams...
By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk)
The NHL’s trade deadline may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean trade speculation has stopped. With trading a sure bet to happen during the Entry Draft in mid-June and once again after the market re-opens on July 1, why not begin looking at who may and may not return with their respective team next season?
Phil Kessel had a goal and an assist and James Reimer made 29 saves to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Saturday night.
Tim Connolly and Dion Phaneuf also scored for Toronto. Reimer won his second straight to improve to 4-0 at Scotiabank Place, allowing only Colin Greening's goal.
Ben Bishop, making his sixth straight start, faced just 18 shots in...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012
The chants “Fire Wilson” can still be heard resonating from the rafters at the ACC, but the lame duck Coach of the Maple Leafs isn’t necessarily the one at fault for the futility in Toronto over the past three weeks.Upon further review, that accountability lies squarely on the shoulders of Leafs’ GM Brian Burke.The Leafs are currently mired in a slump of epic proportions...
By Lukas Hardonk (@LukasHardonk)
While many members of the Toronto Maple Leafs have succeeded in producing positive numbers and providing the team with solid play this season, there are a few who have not.
Players who have include the obvious names; Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul for example. Then there is Mikhail Grabovski, who is having another outstanding season as the number...
Tim Connolly's overtime goal gave Toronto a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night and snapped the Maple Leafs' four-game losing streak.
After the Oilers came in on a 3-on-1 rush, the Maple Leafs turned around and went up ice with a similar break of their own. Joffrey Lupul found Connolly with a pass for the winning goal at 1:39.
Lupul, Matthew Lombardi and...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2012
EDMONTON _ Tim Connolly scored in overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a four-game losing skid with a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.
After the Oilers came in on a three-on-one rush, the Leafs turned around and went u...
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Tim Connolly's overtime goal gave Toronto a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night and
snapped the Maple Leafs' four-game losing streak.
February 16, 2012
Tim Connolly's overtime goal gave Toronto a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night and snapped the Maple Leafs' four-game losing streak. After the Oilers came in on a 3-on-1 rush, the Maple Leafs turned around and went up ice with a similar break of their own. Joffrey Lupul found Connolly with a pass for the winning goal at 1:39.