Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

Maple Leafs re-sign Peter Holland to 2-year, $1.55 million deal

Peter Holland
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Peter Holland has been signed to a two-year, one-way contract worth $775,000 a season, Anthony Petrielli of Maple Leafs Hot Stove has learned.

Holland would’ve had the option of accepting a one-year, two-way $850,000 qualifying offer as fellow former first round pick Carter Ashton did earlier today, but obviously opted for the guaranteed NHL salary of a one-way deal over two years. It appears to work out nicely for the Leafs.

If the 23-year-old Holland can serve as the third line center during this contract and do so capably, $775,000 a season is really good value, assuming his NHL production begins to grow as his AHL numbers would suggest it can.

The new contract also means Holland is waiver prone, so there will be no bouncing up and down this season or else the Leafs would lose the former first round pick who was acquired for a 2nd round pick and Jessie Blacker last November.

This season should be Holland’s first full-time opportunity in the NHL for a significant stretch of games, and hopefully Randy Carlyle integrates Holland a little better than last season. A lace-bite injury that required a longer recovery than first anticipated didn’t help matters, but  he only played about 11 minutes and change on average as Carlyle opted to elevate Jay McClement and really lean on the veteran when injuries struck at center.

Regardless, bygones are bygone and Holland should be looking at a nice opportunity coming this Fall. Leafs management deserves some credit for making the development-geared move of letting a coach’s favorite in McClement — who it should be said did serve the club well in his more natural 4C role — walk and, as Shanahan put it, “giving our young players opportunities. We want to have competition. We want to create that internal pressure, that there are jobs to be had here.”

781 comments
Marlies Man
Marlies Man

What's going on over the Europe? Just got home. Is this the spark that ignites WWIII?

Mcost61
Mcost61

God@TheTweetOfGod 2m

It's really incredible how many of you are total stupid asses.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

The good old days of free-for-all hockey.

446 goals for and 314 goals against for the Oilers in 83-84.

Cameron19
Cameron19

Question for anyone out there who has knowledge of this:

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If one was to purchase lakefront real estate, how much would you expect the installation of a septic field to cost? Aside from plopping a cabin down on the lot and the septic field, what other major costs would you assume?

Bruffins
Bruffins

@Burntheboats

weak defensively and not much grit or truculence. This team would get bullied and intimated until they were too scared to play their game lol

Cameron19
Cameron19

@DeclanK What puck moving defenders in the minors is he talking about? Ouellette is their only note-able guy. 

Yaknowwhat
Yaknowwhat

@Cameron19  Septic field should cost $13,000-17,000.00....some times government assistance is available for lakefront properties due to environmental concerns...

donelikedinner
donelikedinner

@Cameron19 i moved out to the boonies last year(st.george) and my neighbor was building new and it cost him between 18k and 20k for his septic system, depending on the company.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@Cameron19 Cost me close to15 grand to install a spectic system here in NB . 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

I don't know about actual construction costs specifically, but you might want to contact the municipality because every berg has different rules about standards and the owners responsibilities.

Archie Vanlanda
Archie Vanlanda

@Cameron19 First thing to do is check with local groups on what type of permits you might need and other permissions you might need to alter waterfront property. I have a cottage on the water near Grand Bend Ontario on Lake Huron and you can't do anything. 

Mattmark
Mattmark

Amazing how many converts there are to socialism and the dreaded 'nanny state' when it means getting to stick their own hand out.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Archie Vanlanda @Cameron19 Yea, my girlfriend's family already has a cabin on this lake, but I'm thinking in the next few years the "kids" may look to build their own property there. I don't know that permits have ever been a difficulty. 

jcg_4
jcg_4

@NinetyThree @Burtonboy 

Saw a picture of Nylander doing pullups on the Leaf site;  he is huge compared to Kadri. Kadri  look's like he hasn't lifted a weight in his life.

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

There'd still be leaf fans who would despise him.

Mattmark
Mattmark

@dlb Mad @Mattmark You can make your reservations known by insisting on paying for your next medical appointment.