The day that you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The first day of Toronto Maple Leafs training camp!
Oh…you haven’t been sitting on pins and needles waiting for Leafs players to report to camp to take physicals and give a bunch of canned quotes during media day about being “in the best shape of my life”? Well that’s just plain silly, I mean it’s not like it’s a gorgeous September day that could be spent outside…oh it is? Well whatever, just go here and watch the Leafs Live Stream of Media Day…or else!
With Nazem Kadri finally under contract I’m sure there will be plenty of talk about Cody Franson and his lack of a deal. After weeks of flexing its PR muscle in the smearing of Nazem Kadri while all but ignoring Franson in the process, so you can fully expect some leaks, more than likely from a “source” of Darren Dreger’s about Franson’s “exorbitant” contract demands.
As per Capgeek.com the Leafs currently have $1,995,833 to spend on a Franson contract, although with a little manoeuvering that number can easily go a bit higher, but will it be enough to get Franson under contract?
Aside from the Franson contract situation, Maple Leafs training camp should be relatively deprived of any drama. The only other storyline to imminently keep an eye on is the progress of top prospect Morgan Rielly, and his quest to make the Leafs opening day roster.
That’s all for now, at least until there’s actually something to talk about!