The NHL, a day late and a dollar short as always, released the schedule for the 2013-14 NHL regular season this afternoon. In an unsurprising move, the Toronto Maple Leafs will open their season on the road on October 1st against the Montreal Canadiens.
– The Leafs have joined the Atlantic division, with other notable seaports Ottawa, Detroit and Montreal. I still would have preferred going with famous players/patrons names for the divisions.
– The Leafs will be fortunate that of their Atlantic division rivals, they play the Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres 5 times each. They’ll square off against the Bruins, Senators, Red Wings, Lightning and Panthers only 4 times
– Also new to the schedule, the Leafs will play every team at least twice this season. They’ll play *sigh* the Metropolitan Division teams 3 times each, while playing 2 games against each Western Conference squad. Actually a prudent move from the league…
– The Leafs have 16 back-to-back games throughout the season
Well, that suspension of Braun sure hurts my work keeper league :(
@Burtonboy Yea, but if you remove them and add Kadri, Franson and Fraser, you only have a 20 man roster. So even if they go, someone else will be taking those spots. If anything we might have less than 6.5.
You're right. 1 m for Fraser leaves 5.5 for Kadri and Franson and that will take a miracle to come in that price. Hallelujah.hallelujah......... Might as well start praying now.
@Burtonboy I tried to work it out earlier BB, your solution, as mine did, will leave us with 20 signed with Fraser, Kadri and Franson on the team, we need to add 3 more players, 2 at the very least, so it looks like Liles will be traded or bought out.I am hoping it will be the former.
@Jantz The PA can't really do anything though. Calgary and NJ have both run a 17 man roster before. An injury would likely allow us to ice a full roster anyways.
Where'd you get that number?
Loiselle hopes to get Fraser done before arbitration hearing (July 30). On Kadri and Franson: "Nothing to report at this point."
Leafs announce new affiliation with ECHL Orlando Solar Bears.
@Burtonboy wtf is a solar bear...LOL.
Went to a couple games over Christmas break - they play where the Orlando Magic do. It was a reasonably full house, I'm guessing 10k fans or so - pretty impressive for the ECHL, and they put on a pretty good show, winning the game and 4 or 5 fights, including an absolute mugging by Ryan Reaves I think it was.
Definitely reccomend going if you're in that area.
Pretty much exactly what I thought Gunnarsson would get. I guess this means around 4 mill for Franson.
About what I expected for Gunnarsson. He's worth more than that, though. We're lucky he was an RFA still.
@Burtonboy I said 3.25 and I was hoping for 3.00. Can't complain about 3.15 I guess.
@Burtonboy Good deal BB, I said AA of 3.25 very nice to get him for 3.15
The good thing about NONO is that he is unlikely to dish out Komisaresque deals. Thank God there is no more that bullshit that a certain player is this or that GM's Type of player. Hopefully, the media can no more hype the crape out of some players and throw them at us.
Maple Leafs: Tim Leiweke wants to end sight of empty seats when puck drops at Air Canada Centre
He's got his work cut out trying to solve that. Even during the play-offs it still happens. Makes me sick.
@Jantz does that to all of us
@Cameron19 So the Bozak deal is looking better eh.
@Burtonboy I'm going to guess 4.3 million.