Dave Nonis Signs 5 Year Extension

Dave Nonis Signs 5 Year Extension

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TSN 1050 is reporting that Dave Nonis has signed a 5 year extension as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs:

I wouldn’t attribute much meaning to a move like this. We saw with Ron Wilson’s Christmastime contract in 2011 how these extensions can be a hollow gesture more geared toward financial security than job security for the individual in question, but it’s worth noting Wilson was a lame duck and only received a one-year extension. It appears MLSE tore up Nonis’ old contract, which was for three more years, and gave him a new 5-year deal that lasts through the 2017-18 season. It’s only non-capped MLSE money at the end of the day; they can still fire him at any point and pay the severance package without batting an eye, the two years aren’t a major deal in that respect. It’s certainly a vote of confidence from Tim Lieweke for a man who only really made his stamp on the team as head GM in the last month or month and a half. Perhaps Liewke’s thinking is that he wants Nonis looking 5 years down the road when making decisions, not 3. Or maybe it’s just a good-job gesture because Lieweke likes Nonis’ off-season moves. Tough to know the exact thinking, but I do know that results will determine how long he’ll stick around, not contract extensions in July.


311 comments
Scarb
Scarb

Wake me up in October.


darthNihilus
darthNihilus

I'm glad Nonis got extended. 5 years is normal for a gm to try and make something out of a team. And to PPP-suck it! (300+ negative shit on Nonis comments)

hometeem
hometeem

we need to get what we can for Liles asap, last thing we need is naz and franson having shortened preseasons

skiingallday
skiingallday

wait... so the jays won? But doesn't beating the Astros count as like half a win... since it's the Astros?

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I was reading yesterday that Kessel's dad got into some games as backup QB with this Calgary Stampeders back in the early 80s.

mcloki
mcloki

@hometeem Exactly. Are you gluttons for punishment. Especially when ther's so much good television on. 

Can't recommend Broadchurch enough. Great Murder investigation. Only 8 episodes.

darthNihilus
darthNihilus

@skiingallday is this fucking maple LEAFS hot stove or BLUE JAYS hot stove? Cause fuck the jays and baseball too. Paint drying is more exciting!

Dan39
Dan39

@rustynail 

Just me or does Kessel look even more out of shape than usual? I remember going to the open practice at the ACC after the lockout and seeing Kessel huff and puff around the rink doubled over. That was after a night of drinking with Subban and Bozak at Bymark. He just doesn't have to be fit to be amazing, does he? 

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

Hes our media introvert/team social planner and I wouldn't have it any other way

hometeem
hometeem

@mcloki @hometeem only thing i got goin is game of thrones but im only half way done third book so i have some more readin to do before i start 3rd season. 

whalz
whalz

wgaf?

aslong as he scores 30+ and is a threat every nite.....i think its his baby face and body type.....

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

@Dan39 @rustynail Kessel always looks a little chubby... Hockey players drink, its not out of the ordinary. I saw Stamkos drunk the night before a game in the market this year as well. Tampa did get their asses kicked tho...

Savo43
Savo43

@whalz worrrrrrrd! 

Savo43
Savo43

@Tim Horton @Dan39 @rustynail Ppl talk about Kessel being "out of shape" every off season. Meh, he's looked good every SEASON, so i could care less. 

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@dlb eh @Dan39 @rustynail People sometime have bodies that look out of shape but in reality they are very much in shape, depends on how much your ribs protrude, that could give the impressions that your overweight meanwhile there is a six pack sitting there.

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

Maybe Kes wants to branch out and start another bromance, build some early chemistry. Guys that Golf together, stay together..