The Toronto Maple Leafs made it a trio of signings yesterday by re-signing winger Troy Bodie to a one-year contract. His salary is still a mystery, but I can’t imagine it will be above $1 million.
In 47 games with the Maple Leafs last season, Bodie chipped in with three goals and seven assists for 10 points. Primarily playing on the fourth line, that is some pretty good production.
This looks like another depth signing for the Leafs. With all the previous moves that they had made, it seemed like their forward corps had been filled out. Bodie will probably start the season with the Toronto Marlies and will be called upon whenever their is a need for an enforcer in the lineup.
Bodie is the only unrestricted free agent that they have re-signed. Bigger names like Dave Bolland, Nikolai Kulemin and Jay McClement have all signed elsewhere. It seems that Bodie is the only one that fits with the Leafs apparent “new” culture change.
The Toronto Maple Leafs finally look like their making smart free agent moves. The most money they’re paying to a free agent is $3 million, which is going to Stephane Robidas. The Leafs have doled out short-term contracts with only $1 to $3 million cap hits. That leaves them more than enough money to re-sign restricted free agents like Jake Gardiner, Cody Franson and James Reimer, although Franson and Reimer could be traded before the 2014-15 season begins.