6:14 PM EDT, Tue June 28, 2016
Pension Plan Puppets Jun 16, 2016

Jared Cowen clears waivers, will be bought out

Farewell to yet another player who was only technically a Maple Leaf Today is the day we’ve known will come since the Phaneuf trade happened. Jared Cowen cleared waivers today for the purposes of buying out his contract. Cowen was included in the multi-player deal that sent Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa, and the Leafs told Cowen to head home, as they will be buying him out and didn't want him to get injured. Cowen had 1 year left on his contract with a $3.1 million AAV, and $4.5 in salary due to him. The ramifications of the buyout are that the Leafs will have a $650,000...
Hockey Wilderness Jun 16, 2016

Wilderness Walk: 8 Days 'til Draft (Party!)

The party and draft are creeping closer, and we're continuing to countdown the days The buyout window opens, and moves begin to be made.  Jared Cowen was the first casualty as the Toronto Maple Leafs placed him on waivers with the intent to buy him out.  Fellow buyout candidate and Wild killer Bryan Bickell dodged his buyout (at least for today) as Carolina traded their second and third round picks to Chicago for Bickell and young Teuvo Teravainen.  This is a splashy move for a team with some cap room that could still buy Bickell out while the window is open.  These moves are the tip of...
Blueshirt Banter Jun 16, 2016

Patience Could Cost The Rangers Dearly This Summer

There’s definitely been happier years in Blueshirt Banter history. Not only from a New York Rangers team success standpoint but from an overall site attitude level, too. A lot of these stories are coming off in the “oh my God the world is on fire!” realm of analysis. That hasn’t really been the intent, but with the Rangers sitting on one of the most important summers in recent history it's hard not to seriously worry about the future. The summer buyout window opened yesterday, and it will run until June 30th. Toronto has already placed Jared Cowen on waivers with the intent to buy...

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