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The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?

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...
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The NHL Plans to Grow HRR by $1 Billion in 3 Years

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...

Fehr: The Perfect Tonic?

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

Frontload Threat: Smokescreen for Definition

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

League Chasing Front-Loaders

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...

No Pity for the Hawks Tallon Built

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

Notes + FanPosts

- 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...

The NHL gets it Right, Vindicates Me

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...

Notes + A FanPost

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...

Cap and Capability

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.

Not Enough Money To Go Around

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...

Leafs Face $1.4 million Cap Penalty Next Season

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...

Hawks Shopping Ladd Hard – They’re in Trouble

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...

What’s Next For The Toronto Maple Leafs?

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...

Burke is All In

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...

Myth vs. Reality

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...

Calling Out The Crazy Contracts

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...

Hawks in Trouble… Again

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...

UPDATE: Kubina – Thrashers Finally Done

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...

Brian Burke wants to go shopping

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,...
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