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In my last two articles I discussed Ryan O’Reilly’s upcoming club-elected salary arbitration with Colorado Avalanche and James Reimer’s player elected salary arbitration with the Toronto Maple Leafs. In a continuing series of articles...
Gary Bettman

How will it happen & what does it mean for the Toronto Maple Leafs? A. BackgroundIn a memo released in September of this year, the Chief Operating Officer of the NHL notified all league employees...

Could Fehr be the perfect tonic if the leagues board of govenors splinter over revenue sharing?

Is the leagues threat of retroactive contract withdrawal a smokecreen to create definition over the Kovalchuk ruling?

Now that the NHL has won the arbitration award based on "salary cap circumvention" with the Kovalchuk situation, they are ready to tackle the rest of the league. A year (and perhaps in a...

How the Hawks created their own dilemma, not the cap.

- If the TSN reports that Frolov could sign a 1 year deal comparable to that of Afinogenov last season ($800,000) are true, then why weren't the Maple Leafs heavily involved in discussions with...

Ilya Kovalchuk’s record breaking 17 year, $102 Million deal has been shot down by the NHL for reasons of cap circumvention (per TSN).  To brass tacks the article, the NHL put the kybosh on...

In case you haven't already heard, the Maple Leafs have broken off negotiations with prospect Bill Sweatt, acquired in the Versteeg trade from the Blackhawks. In a statement to the Toronto Sun, Burke explained...

It's easy to over simplify the removal of Kaberle's and Fingers contracts, but to do so negates the overall effects such ommisions would create.

Even with news breaking this afternoon of Ilya Kovalchuk's new $60 million contract extension (potentially) with the New Jersey Devils, this 2010 free agency period has been one of the most uneventful and slow-developing...

Bad news. According to the fine folks over at CapGeek, the Chicago Blackhawks aren't the only team facing cap penalties next season. Here are the basics: a team is allowed to surpass the official...

Brian Burke is a pretty smart guy. Months ago, he explained to the fans and media that while the current free agent market is weak, it could get stronger as cap strapped teams are...

In the wake of Sunday's blockbuster trades, one cannot help but wonder what's next for the Toronto Maple Leafs? Who's next to go? Who stays?In any case, I think that it's pretty safe to...

Being a General Manager of an NHL Hockey team is quite similar to sitting down at a high rollers table at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and having a marathon session of no-limit hold'em...

A dreadful 3-11-5 start for the Maple Leafs has everyone asking the same two questions. What the heck happened? And what the heck is the solution? In the course of pondering those questions, many suggestions...

Years ago, we were all stunned when Islander GM Garth Snow handed goaltender Rick DiPietro an astounding 15 year contract back in 2005. Fast forward to present day, and this recent fad of handing...

This article is cross-posted from my site: www.checkingfrombehind.com. I thought I'd share it with you to explain the circumstances on why the NHL feels it is not a "legal" contract.Almost a month after the...

Official Deal: Kubina + Tim Stapleton for Garnet Exelby + Colin Stuart.Turns out it's Garnet Exelby + a few other parts coming back. Looks to be a salary cap clearance more than anything for...

Maple Leafs' GM Brian Burke, per the Toronto Star:"We intend to be pushing the cap every year. We want to spend the money intelligently. We're Big Blue, we're going to spend to the cap."Now,...