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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: June 30, 2014

Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reported trade talks between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets took place during the draft regarding goaltender and Manitoba native James Reimer.

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. 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:

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:

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.

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