It's that time of year again. It's the day that you've all been dreading. The day we wish we could just lock Dave Nonis in a closet and just leave him in there until other teams have finished doing horrible damage to their respective cap situations.
Kypreos "I imagine the Leafs will be aggressive tomorrow. They'll sign a few guys with grit & leadership qualities. A Steve Ott type"— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) June 30, 2014
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we're in luck. Hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen.
On to the links.
This is good news inasmuch as it means that Gleason won't play for the Leafs anymore and in the short-term, the Leafs will have more money to spend. The bad news is that Dave Nonis is the one spending that money.
We know Kulemin is as good as gone (probably to the Pens) but the boys have a chat about his value as a player and where he should fit in on an NHL roster.
He joined "Macko and Cauz" on TSN radio. He also addresses criticism of Phaneuf.
At least he won't agree to come to Toronto! Story from TSN.
How could NHL teams exploit the market? Just ask Eric T.
He wanted to hear them chant his name one last time. Woof, this is a tough story to follow. So, so sad.
Bergevin has been killing it, lately. From Habs Eyes On The Prize.
He'll hit the UFA market today after not quite fitting in with his team in Nashville. From Puck Daddy.
My guess is 'no', but I'd kind of like to see the Islanders do well for a while. Story from Puck Daddy.
This is interesting news. Remember when he got traded? Reaction from Raw Charge.
Hm. He could be an interesting acquisition if it was on the cheap. From Raw Charge again. (He was a former Lightning prospect, so they're kind of keeping tabs on him.)
It's worth $850k per season as per TSN. THAT'S how much Nonis should be paying for depth defencemen.