TSN 1050 is reporting that Dave Nonis has signed a 5 year extension as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs:
Nonis signs 5-year contract extension with #Leafs
— Lawrence Dushenski (@LD10) July 25, 2013
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.
So Dave Nonis's extension begins this coming season, meaning he is under contract until 2018. Only player signed longer is Clarkson.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 25, 2013
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)
we need to get what we can for Liles asap, last thing we need is naz and franson having shortened preseasons
wait... so the jays won? But doesn't beating the Astros count as like half a win... since it's the Astros?
I was reading yesterday that Kessel's dad got into some games as backup QB with this Calgary Stampeders back in the early 80s.
Canadian Open leader loves hockey. Like, seriously loves hockey. Say it's his "favourite sport" - http://sports.nationalpost.com/2013/07/25/canadian-open-2013-at-home-in-hockey-heartland-brendan-steele-takes-
@CanuckUKinToronto Guess everybody is on vacation
@Scarb or when September ends...
@darthNihilus Except for in Burkes case I guess.
@hometeem we can be 10% over til end of camp, that's months away
@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.
@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!
@rustynail shoulda been a no hitter then.... fucking slacker
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?
aslong as he scores 30+ and is a threat every nite.....i think its his baby face and body type.....
@Dangle_My_Berries why he golfs with Kadri?
Maybe Kes wants to branch out and start another bromance, build some early chemistry. Guys that Golf together, stay together..