In yesterday’s edition of Toronto Maple Leafs’ News & Rumors, I looked at what internal unrestricted free agents (UFAs) the organization might sign. Today, I want to look at three possible UFA targets the team might choose to pursue. Those three include center Blake Coleman and Toronto-native wingers Barclay Goodrow from the Tampa Bay Lightning
Whenever a franchise wins the Stanley Cup in the salary cap era, you know that change will soon follow. It’s hard enough to keep great teams together, but with the threat of a cap crunch always looming, it makes retaining a complete team with those talented players borderline impossible. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, this
For the Tampa Bay Lightning, a cap crunch was an inevitability. Locking down core players to meaningful extensions adds up quickly, and even if everything had progressed as normal throughout the 2019-20 season, they still would have had a lot of work to do in the offseason to re-sign their next wave of young talent.
The 2019-20 NHL season will go down as one of the weirdest in league history. With the coronavirus halting play and no timetable for a return, there’s a real possibility that the league will not be able to finish out the season, or worse, crown the next Stanley Cup Champion. For the Tampa Bay Lightning,
All of a sudden the Tampa Bay Lightning’s acquisition of Barclay Goodrow looks even more expensive. Ex-San Jose Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow and Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby – (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Granted, the rugged forward’s contract expires at the end of next season. However, you have to believe general manager Julien BriseBois only agreed
Some Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Deadline Targets Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle of The Athletic: Again, there exists quite a list of targets that the Toronto Maple Leafs are after. Here are just a few. Jeff Petry — The Montreal Canadiens’ defenseman comes at a heavy cost. This is especially true if he is dealt