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.