(Friday Mashup) The Date before the Date

(Friday Mashup) The Date before the Date

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Interesting tweak to the pre-free agency interview period rule: Teams are now openly allowed to talk to free agents (both restricted and unrestricted) about their actual contract demands as well as their potential interest for six days before free agency opens (interview period begins Wednesday, June 25).

This is a case of the League allowing to happen what it couldn’t control from happening anyway. Nonetheless, it is now open season to hash out the parameters of a contract with a player who still technically belongs to another team. Apparently some do-good teams were peeved last summer that this went on anyway while they tried to respect tampering rules. If that was the case for a significant number of the League’s teams, you wonder if GMs will be in a rush to get something done on their expiring UFA contracts before that date knowing the player has the opportunity to negotiate in earnest with whoever he wants come next Wednesday.

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peterbleafs
peterbleafs

Franson, Gardiner, Biggs, Connor Brown for Florida 1st, Campbell

HHT
HHT

There was an article from Dallas saying the Leafs are thinking of trading Kadri for D prospect Alex Chiasson and their 14th overall pick.  Crazy.

Sexyhairyman
Sexyhairyman

ok, its not because i have had too much to drink tonight, because i was thinking about this earlier, and i KNOW this is going to be unpopular here... but i would make a pitch for brian campbe if the price was right... of course the price being right means that franson is gone, gleason is bought out... and perhaps gunner goes as well... anything to make the d cheaper with that contract. i know we shouldnt pay TWO over priced d-men (if you think phanuef is over priced which i dont) but i think he is the perfect d pairing for Phanuef, definetly has two more good years left in him. good mentor and vet presence for the young d, and i think rolling out

phanuef campbell

gardiner-reilly

ranger-???

would be a solid d. granberg or mac might the the 6th but im happy with that 5 for two more years.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

Wow!!  That was rather epic.  A lot of stuff went down that I wasn't expecting.  Best finale thus far, I'd say.  

rustynail
rustynail

so EE with the most HR's in majors since start of 2012 with 101

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I always wondered what would have happened if Marc Savard hadn't gone down because of concussions. He was a free agent the year after Burke signed Kessel and there was speculation at the time that Burke had him in his sights. He's still on the Bruins payroll for the next three seasons, no cap hit though.

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

EE  EE  EE  EE  EE  EE  EE  EE  EE  EE  EE !

mike_84
mike_84

just saw that Brad Richards was bought out. Anyone else bought out?

Bruffins
Bruffins

@wiski 

predict that the Leafs win the cup next year right now. Do it!

jbman5
jbman5

@HHT I found the article... said nothing of the sort


ProfessorRance
ProfessorRance

@Dewy Keon Hogturd Tsn reported it a week back as well. Talking about Marchand and Boychuck being casualties of the cap. I would love to nab Boychuck.

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@Sexyhairyman Id trade Franson rights for Campbell even up.  Campbell is from Strathroy making him superior.  And the guy truly would be a role model for Gardiner and Rielly.  I still remember Campbells hit on Umberger.  But then we still have to make room for one Marlie like Granberg so I do not know what followup move I w ould do.  Campbell can really lend a hand to Phaneuf.


I think Gunnarson would have to move out and a bigger defensive guy would have to come in but maybe Gunnar can be a defensive partner for say Rielly. 

Reether
Reether

@Xxxxxnew Burke also wanted to sign the Sedins and they got re-signed at the last minute.

mike_84
mike_84

@Bruffins just got in from work and damn what a comeback. gonna have to watch the jays in 30 for sure

Marpole_Leafs
Marpole_Leafs

@Dewy Keon Hogturd He's just learning the twitter ropes for idiocy it looks like.  Once he puts more iiiiii's into his name , he will become an insider

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@CanuckUKinToronto @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

Oddly enough, I never really got into Lord Of The Rings....or The Hobbit or any of the Marvel stuff.  Game Of Thrones just kinda nabs me by the boo boo, though.  Sure, there's some fantasy stuff but it's not overdone to any great extent.  I have absolutely no clue what the hell is going on in that show other than everyone pretty much wants the throne in some which way or form.  So many people...so many new people....so many plots.  I'm just....wow!!

djamon
djamon

@mike_84 They're gonna have to make it Jays in 45. Too much for 30 minutes.

Marpole_Leafs
Marpole_Leafs

@Bobsyouruncle Hopefully Sportsnet just dumps Shannon.  He's paid to literally just spew garbage.  You can tell by listening to him that he doesn't even watch the Leafs.