Toronto Maple Leafs prospect profile: Antoine Bibeau

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2014-07-31

Antoine Bibeau has come out of nowhere to become the hottest new prospect in the Maple Leafs system. The French-Canadian netminder showed his potential in this year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs (QMJHL), leading the Val-d’Or Foreurs to a Presidents’ Cup Championship and a bid in the annual Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Memorial Cup tournament. There he showed his worth against top goalie prospects Tristan Jarry (PIT) and Anthony Stolarz (PHI), posting a .932 save percentage, which was tops in the tournament. That Memorial Cup performance, and his QMJHL playoff performance where he played in 24 games, winning 16 and saving .913% of shots on net (he faced 797 in a

Gardiner signs five-year deal with Toronto

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2014-07-30

The Maple Leafs have been busy re-signing players they believe to be integral parts of their future. They inked goaltender James Reimer to a two-year extension on Sunday, and yesterday they signed burgeoning defenseman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract. The deal has a total value of $20.25 million, an average annual value of $4.05 million. The 24-year-old Gardiner has become a solid offensive force from the blueline, registering 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 80 games last year, second among all Maple Leafs defensemen. This contract is quite similar to the deals inked in recent years by Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Zach Bogosian of the Winnipeg Jets. Those two were h

Newly signed Jake Gardiner eager to get started with revamped Maple Leafs

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2014-07-30

Gardiner will head to Toronto near the end of August; he and fellow defenceman Morgan Rielly will be looking for a place to share.

How New Assistant GM Kyle Dubas Will Impact Toronto Maple Leafs

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2014-07-30

It's not often that the signing of an assistant general manager is headline news in any sport. However, the Toronto Maple Leafs managed to do just that with the hiring of Kyle Dubas. The 28-year-old Dubas was hired by the Leafs as President Brendan Shanahan continues to make moves that he believes will strengthen the organization at several levels. The mindset for the past few seasons was expressed succinctly by general manager Dave Nonis in late 2013. In a Sportsnet article by Chris Johnston, Nonis said: I believe there is something out there that can help us make decisions, Nonis said Monday during a panel discussion at the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference. To date, I haven’t

Jake Gardiner signs five-year deal with Toronto Maple Leafs

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2014-07-30

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a five-year contract. According to multiple media reports, the deal is worth $20.25 million (an average annual value of $4.05 million). “He had a great year last year,” Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis told the Toronto Star. “He’s clearly still improving. This isn’t a player who has reached his ceiling yet. There’s a lot more for Jake to give. He’s already a very good player. … We think there’s a chance he could improve dramatically over the five-year period.” Gardiner, 24, had 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) in 80 games last season. Gardiner, selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the fir

The Case For Cody Franson

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-07-30

Many have argued - and continue to - that Franson is going to be "overpaid" in a year. Is that valid? Cody Franson's value to the Toronto Maple Leafs is debatable.  How do I know this? Well - apparently the Leafs think he's worth under $2 million a year, and he thought he deserved over $4 million a year.  They split the difference on a one year $3.3 million deal to avoid arbitration this past week. But this goes beyond his arbitration case.  In recent weeks we've had Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle discuss Franson's value and how he's underappreciated - yet at the same time discuss how they think he's likely to get too much money as a UFA a year from now.  Before that we had postin

Gardiner Signs Five-Year Contract With Maple Leafs

Source: Toronot Maple Leafs
Date: 2014-07-30

Defenseman Jake Gardiner has signed a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but it is worth $20.25 million (an average annual value of $4.05 million), according to multi...

Toronto Maple Leafs sign Jake Gardiner

Source: Editor in Leaf
Date: 2014-07-30

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner to a five year deal worth over $20 million, per Sportsnet. The 24-year-old will receive a significant raise just a year after some speculated Gardiner would be ushered out of town after being stuck in the minor leagues in the lockout shortened 2012-13 […] Toronto Maple Leafs sign Jake Gardiner - FanSided - FanSided - Sports News, Entertainment, Lifestyle & Technology - 280+ Sites

NHL News: Gardiner Signs Five Year Deal With Maple Leafs

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2014-07-30

TweetDavid Cooper of the Toronto Star: The Maple Leafs signed restricted free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner to a five-year contract worth $20.25 million. The deal will take the 24-year old defenseman one year into unrestricted free agency, and does not contain a no-trade clause. “Randy is one of Jake’s biggest supporters,” said Nonis. “Whenever rumours […]

Five More Years of Good

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-07-30

Links Gardiner Signing Leafs Nation MLHS The Forrest Gumps of the NHL The Leafs are like a box of chocolates...

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