Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Leafs Sign James Reimer to a Three Year Contract Extension!

General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs announced on June 7, 2011 that the Leafs Rookie goaltender has agreed to a three year contract worth $5.4 million (USD).  Reimer was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1st.  This should settle who will be starting for the Maple Leafs come next season.  Although it is still undetermined whether GS Giguere will resign with the team as a veteran backup for the rookie phenom the general consensus is that he will test the free agency market to see if he can start elsewhere.

This leaves Reimer as starter with Gustavsson (who is signed for one more year) as a backup.  James reimer had 20 wins and 10 loses last season.  Could he be the goaltender to finally bring the Leafs deep into the Stanley cup playoffs?  Only time will tell!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Leafs Sign Kenny Ryan to Entry Level Contract!

The Leafs signed there 50th overall pick fom the 2009 draft class last week to a three year entry level contract..  He is a tough, talented, 19 year old right winger currently playing for the Windsor Spitfire in the OHL.  During the 2010 - 2011 season he potted 21 goald and 37 assists in 60 games with the Spitfires.

This is a picture of him at the NHL rookie tournament in September of 2010.  I think he could be a great addition to the 2nd or third line for the Maple Leafs within a couple of years.  I really hope that Burkie let's him get a few games in this year so we can see what he's capable of!  What do you guys think?  Can you wait to see this guy play in the NHL?