NHL Rumors II: Maple Leafs – Gardiner, Franson, Nonis and Shanahan

  • Kevin McGran: Jake Gardiner said that the Maple Leafs offered a bridge deal and the five year deal he ended up signing. It was his choice.
  • Hope Smoke: Doug MacLean: “You still need a Franson to log some mins. Yeah they want to move him. They don’t probably like the number…” “…eventually Franson will be gone. They’ve tried to move him & fought with him on contracts.” … “I think Franson’s been ok. He’s a valuable guy that can log some minutes. You have to get somebody better before you move him out” … “I don’t see anyone on their depth chart that can come in and take Franson’s minutes. You have to be careful there”
  • Hope Smoke: Doug MacLean: “My biggest question is: where is Dave Nonis? How does an assistant GM get hired & the GM not be there?” … “Dave had some personal things he had to attend to? Ok. Back the hiring off 3 or 5 or 7 days so he can be there” … “The GM should be there when the assistant GM is hired. Are you kidding me?” … “Why the panic? Was there 10 teams lined up that they couldn’t wait 3 days to have the GM in there so he can make the announcement?” … “I’m saying where was he? Make it happen and stall it so he can be there.” … “I listen to the Gardiner announcement yesterday. I’m talking to agents & Shanahan’s doing the negotiations with them” … “I’d just like to know where Dave is. You know, if he’s not the GM then tell us.” … “We’ve seen assistant coaches and GMs get fired but you still have the guy who hired them running the team. It’s bizarre” … “Is this the functional way to run an organization? If Brendan wants to be the GM then name himself as the GM”


  1. Hankbemis

    07/31/2014 at 9:43 am

    Lol, the TMqueafs are always entertaining

  2. A2Z

    07/31/2014 at 12:06 pm

    All that matters: Shanny doin a heck of a job. Remove the last link please. Don’t need that garbage here.

  3. Hankbemis

    07/31/2014 at 1:49 pm

    Are you talking about my comment?

    Tell me, how do you measure shanahans success with TML? They haven’t played a single game with him on board.

  4. Derp Face

    08/01/2014 at 12:47 am

    Hai i liek fraser and i thinkzz he willl haf a grate sesaon next yaer. GRadner iz alos a fatnastic sinning and de Laffs will haf agud saseon butt van reimsdick willl be amzing. all the bets to owatta and burghgerpit