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CBA, Waivers, Contracts, and other fun topics.

Black Aces and the Salary Cap

Just because the Leafs season is over, doesn't mean all the rules governing player movement are suspended. There's more to the CBA than the salary cap.

Why can't the Maple Leafs magic up a backup goalie

Is the NHL picking on the Leafs, out to get the Leafs? No, actually, it's because the Leafs said, "Look over here, pay no attention to the hand behind my back," and the league said, "What's that behind your back?"

Nicolas Aubé-Kubel is claimed on waivers

His time in Toronto is done

Leafs Nicolas Aubé-Kubel placed on waivers

Leafs make a roster move

The Shape of This Offseason for the Leafs

The Leafs have some decisions to make — none urgent, as things won’t heat up until July.

Toronto Maple Leafs to open season at full capacity

After almost two years, Scotiabank Arena will be full.

Waivers begin today

What? Really? Yup, time to start waiting for the list every day at noon.

European Report Glossary

Understanding Jukurit, Jokerit, KHL and Liiga.

NHL Playoff and Offseason Schedule

How fast is the run to the cup? And then what happens?

2020 CBA: New rules for 35+ contracts solve a few dilemmas

It’s all about LTIR, even though that’s never mentioned.

CBA extension: just the weird stuff

Even in a document as dry as the CBA Memo of Understanding, you can find some amusement. If you work at it.

Contract signing timeline for the 2020 playoffs

New rules are in place for signing players to contracts under the new CBA

NHL CBA Facts and Figures

Just the dollar figures and basic facts of what’s new.

NHL accounting in a pandemic season: divvying up debt instead of dollars

Escrow used to be a way to buy time to get the books balanced, now it’s more about sharing out deferred debt.

NHL Board of Governors, players approve CBA extension

They gave the green light to the return to play formats and protocols along with a six-year extension to the current CBA that starts next season.

Report: Next season might start this year

A new, tighter timeline has been leaked from the new CBA.

2020 NHL CBA Memo of Understanding is ready for voting

NHLPA, NHL Reach Tentative Agreement on Return to Play Plan, CBA Extension; Set Dates for Resumption of Play — NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) July 6, 2020 The National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) have reached a tentative

Phase 3 and 4 details leaked - CBA negotiations ongoing

In advance of the actual 40-page document, we have a few messages from the other side with some details.

2020 NHL CBA

From negotiation to completion, all the details on the first no-lockout CBA in many years.

Useful sites that make writing and thinking about hockey possible

Time to give credit to the people who maintain the information we use every day.

NHL Trade Deadline Rules

The quick 101 on how it works.

LTIR, the NHL Trade Deadline and You

Now the LTIR chickens come home to roost and ruin all the fun of fantasy trading.

The cap crunch has arrived for the Maple Leafs and the boot is coming for one of two players

With Marner coming back, there’s only so much money to go around.

Understanding IR and LTIR for the capped-out Maple Leafs

Every injury will soon be a cap problem as well as a medical problem.

Waiver exemption and the Maple Leafs call-up options

Navigating calling up replacement players with 45 cents in cap space begins with understanding waiver exemption.
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