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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: June 11, 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis is in New York City along with the other members of the NHL’s board of governors for meetings today. Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun expects trade talks to heat up as the GMs meet, as Nonis has already been fielding plenty of calls from around the league. The latest rumour is the Leafs are among three teams (along with the Oilers and Flames) who have talked to the Florida Panthers about trading for the number-one draft pick.

Dave Bolland is still hanging around Toronto and parroting the same message to the media about how he loves the team and the city and he wants to grow old here and all that jazz. He told Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun and others his agent Anton Thun hasn’t really begun contract talks with Nonis yet.

The Los Angeles Kings are currently playing the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. With a win, the Kings sweep the Rangers and the Cup is theirs. Jeff Veillette of The LeafsNation looks back at a time when the Kings and the Leafs were battling it out in the playoffs (yes, that time) and why we need to let some things go.

Luka Ryder of nhlstatsandopinions examines the Leafs’ power play from last season to see what went wrong. He finds Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri were two of the best Leafs with the man advantage, and therefore should’ve been used much more often by head coach Randy Carlyle in those situations.

One of the biggest names that could hit free agency in July if he’s bought out is Kings centre Mike Richards. Many think the Ontario native would be a good fit on the Leafs. Garret Hohl of Arctic Ice Hockey shows why he thinks Richards isn’t worth the money.

Tags: Dave Bolland Dave Nonis Morgan Rielly Nazem Kadri Toronto Maple Leafs

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