— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) June 29, 2014
Reimer’s desire to start for an NHL team has been well documented. With Jonathan Bernier the starter, he’s not going to get that opportunity in Toronto. The Jets are in need of a quality netminder so that trade would make a lot of sense.
TSN.ca posted a round up of rumours from around the league with free agency opening up tomorrow. Darren Dreger reported the Leafs have interest in veteran goalie Martin Brodeur, but that interest is “mild”. The Leafs are also reportedly one of the teams interested in free-agent defenseman Dan Boyle and the Pittsburgh Penguins are offering Nikolai Kulemin a deal.
If you weren’t following all seven rounds of the draft on Friday and Saturday, here’s a recap and short write-up of all the prospects taken by the Leafs from Michael Traikos of the National Post. I don’t know squat about any of these guys except Nylander, but I like the Leafs’ seventh-round pick already.
This just came across the wire: The Leafs waived Tim Gleason with the purpose of buying him out. Here are the financial particulars from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet:
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 30, 2014
Lastly, Dreger reported the Leafs may be prepared to offer Dave Bolland a five-year, $25-million contract, but it probably won’t be enough to sign the free-agent centre:
Leafs expected to make another offer to re-sign Bolland today. I don't see Toronto going beyond 5 yrs or $25 mil. May not be enough.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 30, 2014
That’s way too much money for Bolland, so frankly, Leafs fans can breathe a huge sigh of relief if he turns down the offer.