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.


  • Dan39

    Carlyle deserves the 5 year extension!

  • FlyingV

    Well…he’ll be stuck with that Clarkson move…good or bad.

  • Burtonboy

    Whats next?  Gretzky for President of the Leafs :)

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Nice…another 5 year plan!

  • Jantz

    Time for all the Nono haters to go nuts.

    • Burtonboy

      Jantz Already have on twitter

      • Jantz

        Guess that is one reason why I stay off Twitter

      • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

        Burtonboy Jantz Wait until he gives Carlyle an extension, PPP will implode.

        • Jantz

          lol. Carlyle has a 3 or 4 yr deal right now ? I don’t see it happening until this season plays out.

      • rustynail

        Burtonboy Jantz calmer than I was counting on

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          rustynail Burtonboy Jantz The PPP boys aren’t home from summer school yet.

        • playoff nut

          ingy56 rustynail Burtonboy Jantz  LMfAoooooooooooofff,lol

    • Sundin_13

      Jantz 
      shoutout to PPP lol

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/bruce_arthurhttps://twitter.com/bruce_arthur/status/360464741325479936
    Boy, would I have waited until I saw how this season went. RThttps://twitter.com/LD10 Nonis signs 5-year contract extension with https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash

    • skiingallday

      wiski It’s just money to MLSE, doesn’t really matter, they can fire him if he does a shitty job.

    • Jantz

      What does Bruce Arthur know anyways ? He did a nice job last year and is certainly continuing to put his stamp on the team. Anybody know how much time was left on his previous deal ?

      • Marlies Man

        Jantz Yeah, all the Toronto media guys should be on a story by story basis … neeeeeeext!

    • playoff nut

      wiski me to get to the playoffs again then reward ,makes sense to me

  • Dougie Wraparound

    If the leafs were going to win a cup and I could choose the GM, I’d rather do it with Brian Burke. If they don’t, I’m glad Nonis will be to blame.

  • skiingallday

    can the season just start already? holy shit i’m getting bored.

    • Marlies Man

      skiingallday haha no worries man … pre-season is just seven-weeks away. Unbelievable really.

    • Jantz

      Not soon enough. At least I’ve got the NFL to fill a void until then, no thanks to the Jays.

      • Marlies Man

        Jantz Ahhh, it’ll pick up. Soon we’ll be in August. Then it’s rookie tournament time, followed shortly by Leafs training camp, then eight preseason games and the season on Oct. 1. It’ll be here in no time.

        • skiingallday

          Marlies Man Jantz too long, they should have a summer league like the NBA does.

        • Marlies Man

          skiingallday Marlies Man Jantz Haha, I wouldn’t complain. Run the fuckers into the ground … 11 month seasons.

        • Jantz

          Absolutely as we roll into August next week. Fall is the best time of the year……. until April when the Leafs roll into the playoffs with home ice.

    • mcloki

      skiingallday Amen Brother. I know it’s like 42 days away but I’m starting to Jones for some hockey.

  • rustynail

    Its only money :)

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/rickpearce76https://twitter.com/rickpearce76/status/360467094850121730
    https://twitter.com/APetrielli at this point I wonder if there’s anything they could do that ppl would be happy about. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23bipolarnation&src=hash

    • Jantz

      So true. Lots of bashing the Ranger signing. So many people have no perspective.

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      rustynail People should be glad Wickie didn’t hire Ron Hextall instead.

  • Savo43

    LETS GO NONIS!!!!

  • leafsince93

    i just don’t get all the hate for Nonis..i like the stability in the management. vancouver is still reaping rewards of the work Nonis and Burke did. why can’t that happen here. i like the move..

    • Savo43

      leafsince93 Meh, who cares what the impatient nancies think. Nonis is a solid GM, he’s just patient unlike our last gm, so he makes us hold our breath a little longer, and is less boastful about what he’s doing. Its why he’s IMO more respected, and liked around the league by other GMs. This is the man that’ll continue to build our crew into the Stanley Cup winner we’ve been waitin’ for, you guys just gotta let it unfold. Funny how quick some are to judge before the offseason is even over.

      • Jantz

        Savo the eternal optimist  lol …… not sure how much more respected he is around the league but he is our general moving forward so I am onboard with it.

        • Savo43

          Jantz lmaooo, sorry dawg somebodies gotta be!

        • Savo43

          Jantz in terms of respect around the league..i guess what i mean by that is that he doesn’t have as many bridges burned as Burkie does, at least from a outsiders standpoint.

      • playoff nut

        Savo43 leafsince93 No judges here ,just leaf fans and beer drinkers lol

  • mcloki

    Congrats to Nonis. Nice that stability is now in the top ranks of Leaf Management.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/So_Truculenthttps://twitter.com/So_Truculent/status/360465315999657986
    Nonis got a contract extension before Kadri, Franson, Kessel, and Phaneuf. Interesting angle to look at it from

    • Jantz

      No cap in the front office and it was reported last week or the week before to expect an extension.

      • wiski

        Jantz Being locked up does it put him in a position of strength to negotiate with the others now?

        • Jantz

          Not sure how much of an impact that will have. Did he have 1 or 2 years left on his deal ? Any idea ?

        • wiski

          Jantz 2 this takes him to 2020

        • wiski

          Jantzhttps://twitter.com/reporterchrishttps://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/360469838918983682
          https://twitter.com/p_evans I believe he had one more season, so this essentially takes him to 2019.

        • Jantz

          Wow, pretty impressive for Nono. Not many FO guys get 7 year deals.

        • Jantz

          Ok 6. Any other GM’s in any of the big 4 sports in that class ?

        • rustynail

          Jantzhttps://twitter.com/coreypronmanhttps://twitter.com/coreypronman/status/360471361757519872
          . https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun in Jan 2013, “DN’s deal was tweaked to reflect a new job description, while his term remains this season plus three more.

  • rustynail

    Still kinda weird that Nonis gets his extension before and of our potential core players. I guess that helps with negotiations but I thought he had 2 years left on his deal already.

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      rustynail No salary cap in management so why not? It sends the message that this is his show for now.

      • wiski

        ingy56 rustynail that’s what I was thinking

    • mcloki

      rustynail Why two different corporations are doling out the cash. Nonis is management.

      • rustynail

        mcloki rustynail what two corporations? He gets paid by the Leafs

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/HunterCrowtherhttps://twitter.com/HunterCrowther/status/360470150438326272
    Side-note: Dave Nonis extension isn’t a huge deal to me. Ron Wilson got a Christmas extension and got canned months later. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TMLtalk&src=hash

    • Alec Brownscombe

      rustynail 1 year vs 5 though. Still just MLSE money at the end of the day I suppose. Big vote of confidence nonetheless.

      • rustynail

        Alec Brownscombe rustynail and Timmy making a statement

        • Jantz

          No doubt. Now maybe he can help TFC win a game by his one year anniversary.

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

        Alec Brownscombe rustynail If the Leafs suck next year, he’ll get canned. Not Tim’s money, right? Who cares?

        • rustynail

          DeclanK Alec Brownscombe rustynail yup and he can do his snake oil routine again

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Alec Brownscombe rustynail Also, and I have always felt this way with the Leafs, the best organizations are stable with front office/coaching and don’t have a revolving door of people running or coaching the team. It’s a good thing.

        • wiski

          rustynail DeclanK Alec Brownscombe We should it still goes into the ticket prices.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          DeclanK Alec Brownscombe rustynail Like the Craptors ? LOL

        • Jantz

          He has less than a 1 % chance of getting fired by next summer.

        • rustynail

          DeclanK Alec Brownscombe rustynail absolutely true although we have little experience with that idea in Leafs Nation in the last few decades

        • rustynail

          -Keon- zero is little

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          wiski rustynail DeclanK Alec Brownscombe I wouldn’t worry about ticket prices for too much longer—my bet is that Lewieke will build a new stadium for the Leafs. There is no way that he can double the value of MLSE in a stadium that holds 18,500. Winning will help, but packing more fans in—and winning—will expedite the process quickly.
          Too much demand for the tickets—as it stands—and only the wealthy can go to games. If you had a 30,000-40,000 stadium for the Leafs, people could actually go to the game, the place would be filled with proper fans and would easily be the best arena in hockey, as it rightfully should be.
          If you look at the biggest sports franchises:
          Real Madrid (85,454)Manchester United (75,811)Barcelona (98,787)New York Yankees (50,291)Dallas Cowboys (80,000)New England Patriots (68,756)Los Angeles Dodgers (56,000)Washington Redskins (91,704)New York Giants (80,242)Aresenal (60,361)
          When the Leafs were valued last year, the author said the Leafs would be worth 1.5 Billion with some sustained success, which would have put them at #6 on that list. 
          The ACC holding 18,500 stands out like a sore thumb in that list. Personally, I would buy season’s tickets at the top row of the Skydome if they played there and those were available. I’m not alone.  
          Bell Centre 21,273[1] MontrealUnited Center 21,000 [2] ChicagoJoe Louis Arena 20,066 [3] DetroitWells Fargo Center 19,537 PhiladelphiaScotiabank Saddledome 19,289[4] CalgaryBankAtlantic Center 19,250[5] SunriseTampa Bay Times Forum 19,204 [6] TampaCanadian Tire Centre 19,153[7] OttawaScottrade Center 19,150[8] St. LouisFirst Niagara Center 19,070[9] BuffaloRogers Arena 18,890[10] VancouverAir Canada Centre 18,819[11] TorontoPNC Arena 18,680[12] Raleigh
          No-brainer.

        • rustynail

          DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe how feasible is a 30000 seat hockey arena?

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe ACC was a compromise from the beginning, never thought of this angle, but it makes sense. Can’t see 30,000 seats but I can see a bigger one for sure. But where? They have so much invested in Maple Leaf Square and the condos have used up all the vacant land that was a round the ACC.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          rustynail DeclanK wiski Alec Brownscombe This man has built more arenas and stadiums than anyone else in the world—his words, not mine. 
          They’ll do it. Bands do 4 night stands at the ACC with regularity.

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe You’re talking about soccer, football and baseball. Hockey will never have a stadium with anywhere near the capacity.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          ingy56 DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Look at Montreal and Chicago. Can we not wrangle up 8-9,000 extra people to go to a Leaf game than them?

        • rustynail

          DeclanK ingy56 wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe its how t o build one not fill it though

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe I didn’t say a 90,000 person stadium, but with the biggest fanbase—by far—how the hell is Toronto 12th on the list of biggest hockey arenas? There’s a 12 year waiting list for season tickets at the ACC.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          DeclanK ingy56 wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Oh, I’m sure the people will go but the quality of the seating will leave a lot to be desired. Bell and Rogers may need video terminals at each seat in the upper sections.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          ingy56 DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe I’d go to every game in the nose bleeds if the price was right.

        • Black_Hawk

          Yeah

        • Black_Hawk

          Would love to see it

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe I don’t see a hockey stadium ever going above 25. 000 max, and that would already be hectic. The more seats you add also makes the value of each ticket go down. I don’t think what you’re talking about is really feasible. Where exactly is this magic stadium going to be built? You can’t get a better location then the current one, especially once you take into consideration maple leafs square.

        • rustynail

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Markham would be better, away from all the rifraf downtown. :))))))

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          rustynail Pent_House DeclanK wiski Alec Brownscombe If the NHL would allow it, they would build that arena in a flash and buy an expansion team.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Why don’t you see an arena for the Leafs going above 25,000? 
          For any other team, it’s probably not doable. The Leafs don’t have an ordinary fanbase, though. They’re worth double the Habs, the fan base factors into that.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Have you ever been in the top reaches in Montreal or Chicago? I haven’t myself, just wondering what the experience is like.

        • rustynail

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe its an engineering problem

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          ingy56 DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Haven’t been to either.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          DeclanK ingy56 Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Just wondering, I know that I’ve heard that the new stadium in Chicago lost a lot of the intimacy that the old Stadium had.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          ingy56 DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe The old Chicago Stadium was much like the Gardens, in that you were sitting on top of the players and it was a proper hockey barn. These are now multi-purpose entertainment buildings. Music is big focus for Leiweke.

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe I think you’re greatly over-estimating what’s possible. I remember Burke saying they don’t have enough of a waiting list to fill two stadiums. The 30, 000 or whatever your’re proposing is basically two stadiums worth, just a bit under. I don’t think you’re going to see constant sell-outs at that point. Plus the price of all tickets would go down at that point. And like I already said, where is this stadium going to go. You won’t find a better location in Downtown toronto than the current one. Attached directly to union station is extremely accessible. The Leafs aren’t going to play in North york, or sauga, or Scarborough. Plus the ACC is still a new and modern building, when was it finished, 99-00? The Leafs aren’t moving out of there any time soon. If anything I can see it being like Madison Square Gardens, where the ACC is going to be renovated until the end of time. Maybe they add another deck in there in 15 years or something, but I just don’t see your angle here.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          DeclanK ingy56 Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe ACC is horrible for music if you sit on the sides.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe MLSE would have to buy the Gardiner and move it. It’s right against the edge as it is.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe They don’t have a waiting list for another building, but thats because no one bothers. It is impossible to get season tickets for the Leafs—everyone knows that. Also, they’re way too expensive. Few could afford them. If there were $20 tickets to a Leaf game, would you buy season’s tickets ($820 for the year)? $40 ($1640)? I would. I’ve paid that much for a night out at the ACC.
          I was thinking of the Madison Square Garden angle, too. Just keep upgrading the existing building and figuring out ways to build up rather than out.

        • Lescott

          Best option would be an expansion. Can’t fathom a better location, and the facility is brand spanking new. Think Maple Leafa square indoors, another few thousand seats on one side. It’ll be a generation before they dream of building new.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Lescott The location to the GO Train, VIA, Subway. It’s dowtown, they have their sports bar there, a restaurant and, of course, their beloved condos. You could hardly find a better location, though the closeness to Bay St. is a hinderance.

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe They really aren’t. You can get good tickets in the 300 section for 100 dollars a piece, 120. Talking about getting season tickets for a grand, that’s a small market. The majority of people aren’t in your situation. Those 20 dollar tickets are really only benefiting families. They can take their families once or twice a season to see a game. Those people won’t be buying season tickets. It’s like the Jays, yea against the best teams in the league, or marquee games, season opener’s hot streaks, canada day etc they’ll fill out the entire stadium, but on a regular game day it’s not going to be packed. There aren’t people buying season seats in the nosebleeds. Obviously the Jays aren’t the Leafs, but those spending habits for the most part hold true. And like I keep saying, where is this stadium going to be. I think renovation in 15 years is how it goes.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Are you comparing the Blue Jays and the Maple Leafs? Go on, I’m listening.

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Lol of course. I clearly said they aren’t the same, but the principles hold the same, just on a grander scale. And I’ve asked you 4 times now, where’s this stadium going to be… Im listening.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe
          “I was thinking of the Madison Square Garden angle, too. Just keep upgrading the existing building and figuring out ways to build up rather than out.”

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe That was after I brought it up. You initially were talking about building a new stadium.

        • Xxxxxnew

          I think 25,000 is the upper limit, and I think if Florida’s in town you’d have trouble filling the place. Part of what drives up leafs prices is the demand for the number of seats in the rink now. More seats, less demand.

        • Dangle_My_Berries

          Xxxxxnew just think of the parking necessary for that many extra seats, its already crazy getting out of Toronto on Leafs game nights as is lol

        • Pent_House

          Xxxxxnew Exactly, half of the appeal of going to the game is knowing how difficult it is to get tickets, and how prestigious it’s supposed to be. The Leafs aren’t interested in meeting the market equilibrium. Plus really the Gate isn’t where the Leafs are making money. Adding a few thousand seats that sell for 20-50 each a game isn’t worth the construction.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe 
          Do you live in T.O.?

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe I live on the same street as the ACC and the Skydome.

        • Xxxxxnew

          Maybe, but I’ve been to Jays games years ago when they were drawing over 50,000 and it didn’t seem too much different than the daily Toronto snarl.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Awesome. You got to see all the playoff mayhem. 
          Here’s the deal: The Leafs have millions of fans. They have a 18,500 arena that is 12th largest out of 30 teams. They have a huge waiting list of tickets.Their sports bar next door is sold out for every game, too. They had 20,000 people outside for their playoff games and thousands more at Dundas Square. 
          Their arena is inadequately sized in relation to the fanbase. Building a new one would be a stretch, but renovating their current building is a no brainer.

        • Xxxxxnew

          Also, I think people misunderstand what execs are talking about when they mention organization values. Bums in seats is only a fraction of what goes into something like a Forbes assessment. Habs are doing a condo development, much more comprehensive than the Leafs did, which is going to have a larger impact than putting another 5000 seats in the building. Improvingn TV and radio deals for the Raptors or TFC would have a similar effect. In LA I’m sure the value of the Galaxy and maybe the league skyrocketed when they broughtbBeckham in.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Xxxxxnew Salient points and very true. 
          Curious to see what Leiweke does with the Stadiums here. That’s his core competency and I don’t see him sitting on his hands with them. I think the ACC is terrible.

        • Pent_House

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe I hear you on most of those points, but there really isn’t an easy solution there. Adding a few extra thousand seats through construction isn’t really worth it I think, and that’s not where the Leafs are making money. They’ll be focusing on the Tv rights and internet rights and whatever else develops as content distribution. Maybe they can make an extra 100 grand a game if they add some more seats, which really isn’t that significant in the grand scheme of things. The play-off stuff is exactly that, play-offs. It’s a free party to go to, doesn’t mean those are paying fans, and they’re not out there in March during the regular season. The waiting list for season tickets is misleading, it’s an accumulation of years, because the people who have season tickets just never give them up. I watched a game on leafs tv from 99 or 01 or something like that, and the guy who had seats behind the Leafs bench right behind the coach, was still sitting there this season, I actually recognized him. Like I said earlier, maybe when they renovate in 15 years, they can somehow add a couple seats, but I don’t even know if it’s possible to add another deck. That would probably require a change to the foundation of the building and adding all kinds of new supports. Something for Megabuilders on Discovery I guess.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          DeclanK Xxxxxnew Sightlines and seating was primarily designed for basketball. The Leafs came in late and made some changes, but I agree.

        • Xxxxxnew

          I heard McLean explaining once that tickets in most cities account for little over half the revenue needed to run a team and that the rest has to come from corporate sponsorships and broadcasting plus other creative means. That’s why places like Winnipeg and Quebec will always be lower in revenues no matter how many sellouts they have.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe 
          http://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/1aw2lk/who_the_fuck_is_this_guy/
          —-
          Maybe you’re right and they’ll just remain the 12th largest building and leave millions of dollars in yearly revenue on the table (Raptors, Leafs, Concerts + Concessions). It’ll be interesting to see what happens.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Speaking of fans, check this out:
          http://www.liverpoolfc.com/video/features/15219-melbourne-kop-sing-ynwa

        • theacs1966

          DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe There is a point where it could be too big, you don’t want fans to have to watch the game on their phone because they are so far away.  25,000 should be doable.  However you’d have to spend 600 m or more on such a place and leave your other asset without a second tennent.  It would bring down the value of the ACC unless you’re talking about turning into a grocery store afterwards.   The ACC is one of MLSE’s assets, you don’t want to devalue it and then spend half a billion on a new place, that won’t help the bottom line.  Why do that when you have 80 million in profit coming in and nothing in the ways of building new rinks going out.  Maybe they should expand it, however limited supply of seats means higher prices for the seats.  No, they’ll wring every dollar they can out of this before they build a new one.  Plus they don’t have 1.5 billion, thats what it would be worth on the open market, they would have to take on debt to build the new rink, and that is not good for profits, especially when the building is only what, 13-14 yrs old.

        • theacs1966

          DeclanK Pent_House wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe Just answered your own question.  Supply and demand, keep demand high (hockey team called the Leafs) while keeping supply (# of seats) and presto, you can charge pretty much whatever you want.

        • theacs1966

          Pent_House DeclanK wiski rustynail Alec Brownscombe With the subway and GO right there.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Go Go Gadget Nonis!!

  • rustynail

    -Keon- who has a hit out on him? :)

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/360471807133892609
    Dave Nonis: “I’m very grateful to Tim Leiweke and our ownership group for this contract extension.”

    • Jantz

      No shit….. assume the position.

  • ProfessorRance

    Really like this move. Our core players will have to feel more comfortable knowing that the same GM will be here for an extended period of time.

    • rustynail

      ProfessorRance knowing they won;t have to deal with say a Gillis? :)

      • ProfessorRance

        rustynail ProfessorRance Exactly or just a new face who could have a different view on the team than Nonis.

  • rustynail

    If this is actually an extension and not a reworking of his existing deal looks like it is for 8 more years.

    • ProfessorRance

      rustynail Same amount of years for Kessel and Phaneuf hopefully.

    • Jantz

      Just saw your post below from Lebrun in January. It can’t be 5 on top of his 3 remaining years ?

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      rustynail Maybe it’s five years total including his current deal. Can’t see any team committing to a manger for 8 years.

      • rustynail

        ingy56 rustynail that could easily be it. Rewriting his contract as GM considering the other was just a modification to existing contract to add GM responsibilities. It is mostly a show of confidence from Tim IMO

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          rustynail ingy56 Yeah, managers aren’t covered by collective agreements so with consent, Wickie probably tore up his old one and gave him 5 years.

    • Savo43

      rustynail He gave Dean Lombardi the same chance. Took them 6 years. Patience wins championships. Nonis has the patience. =)

      • rustynail

        Savo43 rustynail wasn’t it like 17?

        • Savo43

          rustynail Savo43 Lolll no no. 6 with Dean Lombardi i meant :P.

        • Savo43

          rustynail Savo43Shortly after his firing he was hired by the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Flyers as a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Conference_(NHL) scout, a position he held until April —>2006<— when he was appointed president and general manager of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Kings. He brought along Ferreira as a special advisor. As with the Sharks, Lombardi was a shrewd drafter and developer of talent, drafting the likes ofhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Bernier, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Lewis, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alec_Martinez, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slava_Voynov, and his most notable draft pick, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Doughty, the number two overall pick in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_NHL_Entry_Draft. Lombardi also complimented the draft picks with solid veteran signings and trades for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dustin_Penner, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Richards, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Carter, among others. As he did with the Sharks, Lombardi’s Kings saw gradual improvement yearly, culminating with a 101 point season for the 2009-10. However, the Kings were eliminated in the first round of the http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2010_NHL_Western_Conference_Quarter-Finals&action=edit&redlink=1 by the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_Canucks. The following season the Kings won the same amount of games (46), and had 98 points, but were defeated in the first-round once again, this time by his former team, the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose_Sharks.

        • rustynail

          Savo43 rustynail drafting Doughty was such a tough call :)

        • Savo43

          rustynail Savo43 Patience ;).

  • rustynail

    Mostly I think this is a statement by Lewieke showing confidence in Nonis and letting Leafs fans know he is more likely to shake things up with TFC and that basketball team.

    • Black_Hawk

      Hopefully

  • Pent_House

    The Nonis hate seeps through in the post. Let’s go Nonis! Good move by MLSE.

    • Black_Hawk

      Agreed

    • rustynail

      Pent_House I don’t see any Nonis hate at all

      • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

        rustynail Pent_House Refresh, there’s a brief article there now.

        • rustynail

          ingy56 rustynail Pent_House saw that don;t see how it is hate at all

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          rustynail ingy56 Pent_House Me neither, just thought it may have been what PH was referring to.

        • rustynail

          ingy56 rustynail Pent_House he’s still pissed we signed Ranger :)))

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          rustynail ingy56 Pent_House Everyone hates Rangers LOL.

        • Savo43

          ingy56 rustynail Pent_House But everybody loves Raymond. Wonder if he signs here cheap, if no team picks him up in the next month or two? Would be a solid replacement for MacArthur, is faster than Mac and Nonis obviously has history with the guy.

        • Jmessih

          He is also made of jell, I’ll pass

        • Jmessih

          Jello*

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          Savo43 ingy56 rustynail Pent_House I hate him just because Hughson loves him.

      • Pent_House

        rustynail Pent_House Read the first sentence, the extension might be a hollow gesture? lol If Burkie was re-upped for 5 years, the first sentence would not start like that. It’s not blatant or anything, but you can tell Alec isn’t a big fan of Nonis

        • Lescott

          Pent_House rustynail It’s because he bought out his little Belarussian buddy.

        • Pent_House

          rustynail Pent_House I don’t think there’s one positive about Nonis in there or anything lol A little further down it’s about what happens if Nonis gets fired. LOLL

        • Lescott

          Pent_House rustynail Also worth noting that Burke gave Wilson a extension when the team was doing rather well, and so he wasn’t lame-duck at the time.

        • EarneZt HemmingZWAG

          …was however an indignant, and incompetant cur.

        • Xxxxxnew

          The team in it’s previous 80 games or so (that’ s including the first part of that season an the last part of the season before) had compiled around 95 points. Then the bottom fell out and Wilson was gone in about two weeks.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          Let me revise that;
          YEAHHHHH NONIS! 7 MORE YEARS BUDDY! MLSE! MLSE! Wooooooo!
          You’re nuts PH. This wasn’t negative at all. I’ve just criticized *audience gasps, woman faints* a few of his moves and you’re assigning negative connotations that aren’t there.

        • rustynail

          Alec Brownscombe looks like it is either 5 years or 8 :)

        • Pent_House

          Alec Brownscombe I’m not saying right the guy a love letter…but I mean there’s not one good thing about the guy in there. You mentioned the most important thing about the signing was how easy firing him would be basically. You didn’t even mention during his first year he was the GM who brought us to the play-offs for the first time in 7 years or whatever it was.

        • Lescott

          Alec Brownscombe The only thing you wrote into the article aside from the basic statement of fact that Nonis has been re-upped are references to Ron Wilson, and the inference of a lack of job-security.  It’s not exactly positive.  It would be hard to paint it as neutral.

        • Pent_House

          Alec Brownscombe If you don’t like feedback, I can just keep my comments to myself, no reason to go so sarcastic and over the top.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          Because he didn’t bring us to the playoffs. He made a few housekeeping moves and he didn’t really have time or the opportunity to affect much change. Next year’s team has more of his mark on it. I’ll judge his work this season.
          My point re: firing is that this contract doesn’t really change anything either way – not that he should be fired ASAP.

        • Pent_House

          Alec Brownscombe Chalk it up how you want, but he was the man in control during our first trip back to the play-offs, that should be worth at least a mention. He got rid of Lombardi, Connolly, Komisarek, added McLaren, gave Kadri a spot, brought in all the Marlies players. Not to mention he was a massive part of the work Burke did. Your points are valid still, next year will show more about who Nonis is exactly as a GM, but still, I thought you’d mention he had a nice haircut or at least one positive thing.

        • Lescott

          Pent_House Alec Brownscombe The original draft read: “Yo, Bitch.  Five more years.”

        • Alec Brownscombe

          If you don’t want feedback on how I think your feedback misconstrued my intentions then I can stop posting feedback on your feedback.

        • Burtonboy

          Alec Brownscombe Well said …I think lol

        • Lescott

          Alec Brownscombe but is the feedback going to be “sarcastic and over-the-top”?  
          Someone points out a bias… holy shit.

    • Dink

      Pent_House so far I like Nonis..he is a crafty cuss

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    congrats NoNo on your extension, onward and upward boss

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Looks like Nonis agreed with Leiweke on the parade route.

  • Savo43

    Bernier and Reimer for the Jennings!!!!!! GO LEAFS GO!

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Kadri “wants to be part of the team next season, and for a long time to come” —– your a beauty naz!

  • 4evrblue

    seems like a huge vote of confidence to me also Alec. Gonna cross my fingers on this one.

  • Savo43

    If Mason Raymond came here for 900k would you guys welcome it?

    • Savo43

      PS: If we got rid of Liles and suddenly could afford to add him after resigning Kadri and Franson ofcourse ;).

    • rustynail

      Savo43 I wouldn’t

      • Savo43

        rustynail Savo43 Yeah i’d probably side with you on that one. I like McClement on the 3rd line with Bolland and Kulie. I think we’re probably set at forward. What we do with that 4th line will probably vary depending on who we’re playing. I hope D’amigo gets some time with us and spells out McLaren every now and again. Wouldn’t mind seeing Leivo on a call-up either if he’s rippin it with the Marlies.

        • Jmessih

          Only if he is rippig it up, would rather he just played the whole year there

        • Jantz

          No need to rush Leivo. I mean if we have injuries and he is absolutely the best Marlie at that time….. then yeah throw him a carrot.

        • Sundin_13

          Jantz 
           I want to Leivo to be Captain with the kids down the farm

    • Komas Taberle

      Savo43 Would rather have Jamie McGinn or Matt Martin for Liles.

      • Jmessih

        Would love to get either of those players in a Liles deal

  • Faalcon

    Lieweke or any boss should see the performance for himself, and then make a decision.  I would argue that in such long term decisions, caution is warranted.

    • ErikGruber

      Faalcon He can fire Nonis on a whim anyways so it is really meaningless

      • newkb

        ErikGruber Faalcon Which is why anyone who loves licky dick and hates Burke is a total fucking retard.

  • Komas Taberle

    Does anyone else think it’s rather ironic that Nonis’ extension ends when Clarkson’s does?
    I like the extension as I like what Nonis has done, got rid of LACK, signed Clarkson, traded for Bollland and Bernier and now signed Ranger, all very solid moves.

    • Jantz

      Not sure about the Clarkson coincidence but the rest of your post says it all. Good times ahead.

      • Xxxxxnew

        Congratulations. You know the difference between irony and coincidence!

  • Savo43

    http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlp=8475098&lang=en
    Bozak’s goal videos that i post last night^^.

    • Lescott

      Savo43 For a guy with a pretty good shot, he scores almost all of his goals from inside ten feet.  I think he’s gained some confidence over the past few years and we’ll see him shoot more next season.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/JaredOfLondonhttps://twitter.com/JaredOfLondon/status/360486643288899587
    Coach and gm contracts mean fuck all to me since they dont count against the cap and the coach/gm can still be fired on a whim.

    • Dink

      rustynail if teams could fire players, there would be no cap issues

      • Lescott

        Also the word Contract would mean nothing.

      • Xxxxxnew

        Well, if players could all play for any team they chose, pick up and go to another team if the coach or management are morons ….

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Anyone know if Beckham can skate?

    • Lescott

      Bobsyouruncle Well, he’s an English football player, so, yes I know the answer to that question.  Also, his hands are shit.  And he’s like 160 pds.  And he’s an over-rated footballer.

      • Lescott

        Bobsyouruncle and like 40 years old.  Any more questions?  Maybe about Oprah or Marcus from GoW?

      • Xxxxxnew

        Don’t they all roll around on the ground a lot. Pretty cold on ice.

        • LeafsForLife

          Xxxxxnew Yea much like the canucks and habs.

        • Komas Taberle

          LeafsForLife Xxxxxnew Also Beckham really stopped being a good footballer 15 years ago, he just became a brand.

        • Xxxxxnew

          Posh was bigger deal than he was in LA.

        • theacs1966

          LeafsForLife Xxxxxnew In their defense, ice is very slippery.

        • xerosawyer

          Komas Taberle LeafsForLife Xxxxxnew Beckham can still play top flight football, he still has incredible awareness, incredible passing, and always a threat on a dead ball. Just look at his achievements — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Beckham#Honours

          The guy is a living legend, and it’s insulting to say be stopped being a good footballer 15 years ago…in 1998, in fact, that’s so damn daft that you must not watch ANY football.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/simmonsstevehttps://twitter.com/simmonssteve/status/360497337505824768
    Co-hosting today with Mitch Melnick aka https://twitter.com/HunterZThompson on https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TSN&src=hash Drive. Dave Nonis joining us at 530 on 1050.

    • EarneZt HemmingZWAG

      wiski HunterZThompson.  Really?  Fuck off.  How about don’t fuck up a great author’s name with a fucking Z and use it for your own fucking trivial purposes?  Fucking swine.

      • wiski

        Lescott wiski Like all the ppp gang using players names I don’t get it.

        • EarneZt HemmingZWAG

          wiski EarneZt HemmingZWAG sorry what was that?

  • mcloki

    Nonis is going to be on Primtime right now. On the Fan. Don’t know if it’s on TV

  • Pent_House

    So apparently gay and lesbian athletes are going to be wearing rainbow pins in Russia….. quite the ballsy move

    • rustynail

      Pent_House especially if you can get arrested for it

      • Pent_House

        rustynail Pent_House That’s a concern, but I’d be worried about the gen pop attacking or killing them on the streets. On the other hand, they probably wouldn’t survive a Russian jail either. Crazy move either way.

        • Lescott

          Pent_House rustynail International stage, Russians won’t fuck it up, nor will they allow their people to fuck with the internationals.

        • Pent_House

          Lescott Pent_House rustynail Maybe they will hold it down…I’m not so sure though. Eastern Europe is notorious for being very intolerant and conservative, especially with the Lesbian/gay community.

        • Lescott

          Pent_House Russia’s downright xenophonic.  But it’s the Olympics, and no one fucks with the Olympics — you might as well look Putin in the eye and tell him to go fuck himself and see where that gets you.

        • JMAC17

          Lescott Pent_House Munich? Atlanta?  People fuck with the Olympics!

      • mcloki

        rustynail Pent_House in Russia you could get shot. It’s going to be a bloody mess.

        • Komas Taberle

          mcloki rustynail Pent_House It’s amazing that a country that size and nobody’s gay eh?

        • Lescott

          mcloki They probably started rounding up some Chechyns already in order to make it nice and quiet for next year.

        • Pent_House

          Komas Taberle mcloki rustynail Pent_House It’s true though, dangerous for all kinds of groups. Some minorities are in the same situation. Just the reality of life out there. In saying that though, I don’t expect Olympic athletes to be in the places at the times those things would happen.

  • Burtonboy

    There’s a new sheriff in town and he likes Nonis . Like it or lump it we will now see if these guys can deliver . You live by the sword and you die by the sword. They will get their chance to prove it and if they don’t we will move on again. Now lets see what ya got boys.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/SWhyno
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash GM Dave Nonis on https://twitter.com/FAN590: “If you’re thinking short term you’re probably going to do long-term damage.”

    • 4evrblue

      Burtonboy he says this while thinking to himself “ya know, like I just did with the Clarkson contract”

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/alexfan590
    Nonis: I don’t see any deals being close with Kadri & Franson but it’s early…it’s July. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PrimetimeSports&src=hash

    • 4evrblue

      Burtonboy I have the feeling we’ll be hearing “it’s early” right up to training camp

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/SWhyno
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash‘ Nonis on Paul Ranger: “If he plays the way he’s capable of playing, he could easily be a top-four defenceman for us.”

    • Komas Taberle

      Burtonboy Wow that would be the steal of the century!

      • Xxxxxnew

        Martin St. Louis talking a year ago about Ranger’s AHL comeback:
        “There’s no doubt in my mind,” Lightning wing Marty St. Louis said when asked if Ranger will be able to play. “When he was with us he was so good, he had so much potential, I don’t think it will be too hard for him. I’m happy for him that he’s coming back.”

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/alexfan590
    Nonis: Wouldn’t rule out talking extensions with Kessel & Phaneuf this summer but it’s not on the front-burner. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hashhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23PrimetimeSports&src=hashhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23PrimetimeSports&src=hash

    • mcloki

      No reason to talk till next year after the Olympics

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smokehttps://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/360508279677390848
    Nonis “Ranger was given a one year deal. If he plays like he’s capable he’ll make a lot more on his next deal.”

    • Komas Taberle

      rustynail If he can elevate his game to play with Phaneuf we have some defense.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smokehttps://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/360508470312706049
    Nonis “Paul came to us. We thought many times last year about needing him. Ultimately decision of when he came back was his”

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/360509509891915778
    So Dave Nonis’s extension begins this coming season, meaning he is under contract until 2018. Only player signed longer is Clarkson.>> so it is a new 5 year deal

    • Burtonboy

      rustynail Not sure I get why people are relating Nonis’s contract to player’s contract. They are in no way related

      • Xxxxxnew

        20 games in Clarkson will be the fan favourite.

        • DJBrianBurke

          Xxxxxnew I hope so, but I feel that when he doesn’t score 100 goals this season, there’s going to be a lot of people not pleased with his contract. No on here per se, more out there in the wastelands.

        • mcloki

          All he needs is the Gordie Howe hat trick.

        • Kouba

          mcloki several times please

        • JMAC17

          DJBrianBurke Xxxxxnew Thinking if he can put up 25 goals and 50 points he and play his style he will be one of the most beloved leaf in a long time!

  • mcloki

    I’ve got another series for you guys to check out. Braodchurch. It’s pretty good. 
    I liked Nonis’s interview. And now Clarkson is on.

  • .JVR.

    If Liles is moved out like many of us expecting and Fraser and Franson are both resigned, like we are also expecting, what would everybody’s defence pairings be?

    I’m leaning towards giving one Granberg, Blacker or Holzer a chance on the third pairing, with one of Ranger or Fraser, depending on the opponent.

  • Lescott

    -Keon- People hate fucking everything.

    • Lescott

      -Keon- Fuck you Keon, stop trolling me.

    • Lescott

      -Keon- Irony.

    • newkb

      Lescott -Keon- Nonis = Penis

    • Lescott

      -Keon- a joke meant for funs.

    • Lescott

      -Keon- I think he was joking too.  You’re not good at this.

    • newkb

      -Keon- I left mine in my wife….

    • newkb

      TheCanucksnaphook -Keon- Hey, don’t leave me out!

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/TSN1050Radio
    Nonis: It’s not a Dave Nonis hockey team, it’s a collective group with a winning style. He’s not putting him stamp only on this group

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Nonis says hes confident he can get the rest of the RFA’s done

    • Jantz

      Not much else he can say. Hope Kadri and Franson take a hometown discount. Too bad you can’t structure a lower salary this season as part of a multi year contract. Why the league would not allow such a thing makes no sense.
      Won’t be listening to Arthur slam the new deal on TSN radio coming up.