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CBA, Waivers, Contracts, and other fun topics.

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Roster Freeze Rules

Holiday Roster Freeze. No many exceptions, it's more like a roster cooling.

Waivers Begin Today

The waiver period opens today, marking the serious business portion of training camp. Cuts can begin as teams have until 5 pm on October 9 to have a cap-compliant roster of no more than 23 players.

Training Camp

How does this all work again? It seems like it's been months since the last one, so a refresher is in order.

Maple Leafs RFAs and Qualifying Offers

June 30 is the deadline this year for Qualifying Offers to RFAs, hard on the draft, there isn't a lot of time for teams to get things organized before free agency opens the very next day.

Buyouts and the Leafs

It's been a few years since buyouts were very relevant to our interests around here, but this year is different. The Leafs have open positions to fill, and they also have that goalie issue.

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.
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