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Browsing the Barilkosphere - September 27, 2013

The big news out of Leafs training camp yesterday morning was the return of Cody Franson, who was signed to a one-year deal. The Leafs will still need to do some work to get under the salary cap, but signing Franson to such a reasonable deal sure helps. Franson wasn’t the only NHLer who signed on the dotted line yesterday, as you’ll find out in today’s links:

Franson Intent On Proving Himself Again This Season

If he continues playing at the level he played at last year, he’ll be in line for a big raise next summer. From Jonas Siegel of TSN.

New CBA twist could help teams like Leafs with cap crunch

A new stipulation in the CBA allows teams to call players up with no penalty to the cap. There are certain requirements that each player needs to qualify for, however. James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail has the details.

Leafs salary cap situation, as best we can tell, after Franson signs

Cam Charron of The LeafsNation breaks down Dave Nonis’ options in regards to getting under the salary cap. It should be noted that Korbinian Holzer was sent to the Marlies yesterday as well.

New York Rangers Sign Derek Stepan To 2 Year Deal, $6.15 Million

Just a shade more than Nazem Kadri’s cap hit. From Andrew Slawson of Too Many Men On The Site.

Tim Thomas Signs With Florida Panthers

$2.5-million for a 39-year-old goalie who’s been out of the game for seventeen months? No wonder he’s so happy in that picture! From Andrew Thompson (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Thomas I might add) of Causeway Crowd.

Tim Brent on leaving for the KHL, adapting to life in Europe, and memories of Toronto

Tomas Kmec continues his interview series with another former Leaf and Marlie, Tim Brent. From The LeafsNation.


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