2019-2020 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

It was another hot summer for the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team that never ceases to make headlines. Whether it was the overdue Mitch Marner contract, which will be contested ad infinitum, or the alleged pants-dropping actions of Auston Matthews and the story still unfolding out of Arizona, the Six is certainly in the news.Continue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs”

Maple Leafs: Marner Agrees to Terms on Six-Year Deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have finally signed Mitch Marner, which means an end to the summer saga that kept fans in suspense. Marner agreed to terms on a six-year deal worth $65.3 million, the team announced Friday. The contract carries an average annual value of $10.9 million. This unlocks the door for other restricted freeContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Marner Agrees to Terms on Six-Year Deal”

What Went Wrong: Toronto Maple Leafs

Expectations were high for the Toronto Maple Leafs going into the 2018-2019 season, what with the arrival of John Tavares from the New York Islanders in July of 2018 and the preceding saga to sign William Nylander taking up an awful lot of press. The 23-year-old didn’t sign a contract until the last minute onContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Toronto Maple Leafs”

Maple Leafs: Will Signing Bonuses Entice Mitch Marner?

For the Toronto Maple Leafs, Friday was all about positioning. As most know by now, the Maple Leafs signed Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson to extensions and solidified their market position ahead of offering a deal to Mitch Marner. Both deals are front-loaded, which is Kyle Dubas’ big advantage going into the free agent signingContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Will Signing Bonuses Entice Mitch Marner?”

Maple Leafs: Marleau Move Frees Up Cap Space for Marner (Hopefully)

As most people know, the Toronto Maple Leafs had an action-packed Saturday. It’s hard to say it was a good Saturday, as a lot hinges on what’s to come. Patrick Marleau was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes, a cap-freeing move that also sent a conditional first round pick and a seventh round selection for theContinue reading “Maple Leafs: Marleau Move Frees Up Cap Space for Marner (Hopefully)”