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Pension Plan Puppets Oct 3, 2017
Toronto Maple Leafs 2017 opening day roster with cap hits

Toronto Maple Leafs 2017 opening day roster with cap hits

Who is on the team, and how does it all add up? With the final roster decision announced today, and barring any last minute maneuvers, the Maple Leafs have their 23 men for opening day on Wednesday. We know who they are, so let’s add up what they cost. Added to that number above for salaries (less Nathan Horton only, please note) is the following dead money: The total of salaries and dead money is: 8,653,333 + 65,900,834 = 74,554,167. Without Joffrey Lupul on LTIR, the Leafs have $445,833 in space, subject to the rules about using LTIR, which we won’t delve into here. As an...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 3, 2017
Joffrey Lupul to go on LTIR: report

Joffrey Lupul to go on LTIR: report

That, and the rest of today’s noon news tidbits on Liljegren, Rychel and Sparks are here for you. The @Nhl deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells @SNHockeyCentral at noon @MapleLeafs Joffery Lupul failed his second physical, goes on LTIR— Daren Millard (@darenmillard) October 3, 2017 The Toronto Maple Leafs will have been told today, a few hours before their final roster is due, that Joffrey Lupul can be placed on LTIR for the final year of his contract. If you believe the league is corrupt, doctors lie, and this is all a conspiracy to help a rich team cheat, you can still believe...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 2, 2017
Maple Leafs put off until tomorrow the decisions they could have made today

Maple Leafs put off until tomorrow the decisions they could have made today

The fight isn’t for the depth roster spots, so much as three press-box seats. As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs made a lot of roster cuts today. We have the Marlies cuts and the Leafs cuts for you: The result is a Leafs roster of 26 players (not counting Nathan Horton and Joffrey Lupul), but including Roman Polak and Timothy Liljegren. That number has to be 23 by tomorrow at 5 p.m. Roman Polak will not be offered a contract at this time, according to reports from today’s Leafs practice. Lou Lamoriello will meet with Roman Polak today. No contract offer from #leafs now, but he...
All About the Jersey Sep 22, 2017
Devils in the Details - 9/22/17: Sharp Edition

Devils in the Details - 9/22/17: Sharp Edition

Here are your links for today: Devils Links Nico scored again and Keith Kinkaid looked sharp as the Devils topped the Habs 4-1 Thursday night in New Jersey’s third preseason contest. [Fire and Ice] [NJ.com] Hockey Links This Joffrey Lupul situation gets more interesting. After the Maple Leafs announced that Lupul didn’t pass his training camp physical, the NHL is reportedly having Lupul examined in an independent exam. [PHT] NHL hockey made its debut in China Thursday as the Canucks and Kings faced off. [PHT] Larry Robinson has joined the St. Louis Blues as an operations consultant....
Five For Howling Sep 21, 2017
Thursday’s Coyotes Tracks - Preseason Win

Thursday’s Coyotes Tracks - Preseason Win

The Coyotes won the preseason game against Anaheim Ducks, the Scottrade Center has been renovated, and Joffrey Lupul will not seek a second medical opinion. Coyotes News From The Editor’s Desk: Early Takeaways - Five For HowlingIt’s the day of the first preseason game, what have we learned from camp so far? Arizona Coyotes win first preseason game against Anaheim Ducks - Five For HowlingThe kids shown brightly tonight, routing the Ducks 5-1. Who Will Be This Year's Coyotes Training Camp Surprise? - Fan Rag SportsCraig Morgan looks at some of the dark horse contenders to make the team...
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 21, 2017
From the Branches: Lupul apologizes for the “distraction”

From the Branches: Lupul apologizes for the “distraction”

That’s one way of referring to it! Plus, news and links from around the league. Last night, Joffrey Lupul took to Twitter to publicly apologize for his Instagram comments earlier this week, referring to the Leafs’ maybe-possibly-illegal, almost-certainly-questionable handling of his medical clearance. As with all the best dramatic Tweets, it was delivered using a screenshot of the Notes app. pic.twitter.com/9sjNAQ96K4— Joffrey Lupul (@JLupul) September 21, 2017 “I would also like the horse’s head removed from my pillow.”* Whatever actually happened here—and I’m not sure...

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