Monthly Archives: September 2013

Maple Leafs, Cody Franson remain apart in contract talks

The Toronto Maple Leafs and defenceman Cody Franson remain at loggerheads over a new contract.

Franson, a restricted free agent, has not reported to Leafs camp, hoping to convince the team to sign him to a one-year deal. The team wants Franson to sign a multi-year deal.

“I just think with the current cap situation we’re in, a one-year (deal) would suit the team the best,” Franson told TSN on Tuesday after working out with the Ryerson Rams. “They’ve got a little bit of a crunch on numbers and I’m trying to make it happen for both sides.

Could Biron be out of a job with the Rangers?

If Biron is in actual jeopardy of losing his spot, it’s because of the Rangers’ cap squeeze. Biron is carrying a $1.3-million cap hit while Talbot is under contract for $562,500 and Hedberg presumably would be willing to sign a deal in the neighborhood of $750,000.

Former Star Brenden Morrow still looking for team, waiting for right fit

Brenden Morrow has a quiet determination right now. If he wasn’t so nice, you’d even say it was a chip on his shoulder.

Let’s just call it a quiet determination.

Morrow is out of work. The former Stars captain was traded to Pittsburgh last spring, had a nice little run, and then was allowed to become an unrestricted free agent. Two months later, while camps are buzzing and rosters are filling up, he doesn’t have a job.

How can the Flyers fit Dan Cleary on the roster?

So what’s the impact of Dan Cleary on the Flyers’ roster once he formally signs a contract?

It’s complicated, but it can be sorted out.

Daniel Cleary says he’ll skate with Red Wings on Friday; he has invitation to come to camp on tryout

Daniel Cleary said today that he will join his former Detroit Red Wings teammates on the ice Friday at Joe Louis Arena for an informal practice.

Where that will lead remains uncertain.