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2011 Free Agent Watch
|Richards||DAL||31||$7.8||Signed - NYR|
|Leino||PHI||27||$800,000||Signed - BUF|
|Laich||WSH||27||$2.067||Re-signed - WSH|
|Kaberle||BOS||33||$4.25||Signed - CAR|
|Upshall||PHX||27||$2.25||Signed - FLD|
|Ladd*||ATL||24||$2.35||Re-signed - WPG|
|Wheeler*||BOS||24||$2.2||Re-signed - WPG|
|Setoguchi*||SJ||24||$1.8||Signed - SJS (Traded)|
* = RFA
SIGNING: The Maple Leafs have signed forward Tim Connolly to a two-year, $9.5 million contract.
– Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Consider Signing Tim Connolly? by Lukas Hardonk
– Maple Leafs Were Smart to Remain Silent on First Day of Free Agency by Lukas Hardonk
2011 Maple Leafs Free Agent Watch
– Maple Leafs Sign Reimer to Three-Year Contract by Lukas Hardonk
– 2011 Toronto Maple Leafs Off-Season: Who Will They Re-Sign? by Lukas Hardonk
– Giguere Hopes to Return to the Maple Leafs, Knows he won’t be No. 1 by Lukas Hardonk
– Maple Leafs Sign Gunnarsson to Two-Year Contract by Lukas Hardonk
– Maple Leafs Re-Sign Clarke MacArthur to a Two-Year Contract by Lukas Hardonk
2011 Trade Watch
– It is rumoured the Maple Leafs offered Nazem Kadri and Nikolai Kulemin to the Philadelphia Flyers for Mike Richards. That deal never materialized as the Flyers ended up sending Richards to Los Angeles.
– Maple Leafs Acquire Lombardi, Franson from Predators in Four-Player Swap by Lukas Hardonk
2011 Maple Leafs Draft Recap
– Prior to the draft, the Maple Leafs traded a second round draft pick in 2012 to the Colorado Avalanche for defenceman John-Michael Liles.
– The Maple Leafs traded the 30 and 39th picks in the 2011 draft to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for the 22nd pick.
Brad Richards is not the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Only Option by Lukas Hardonk
What Should Toronto do with Their First Round Picks? by Patrick Kearns
2011 Toronto Maple Leafs Off-Season: Who Will They Re-Sign? by Lukas Hardonk
Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Consider Signing Tim Connolly? by Lukas Hardonk
Giguere Hopes to Return to the Maple Leafs, Knows he won’t be No. 1 by Lukas Hardonk
Maple Leafs Were Smart to Remain Silent on First Day of Free Agency by Lukas Hardonk
2011 Buffalo Sabres Off-Season Guide for Intelligent Fans by Brandon Schlager
Lukas Hardonk is The Hockey Writers’ Toronto Maple Leafs correspondent. Lukas also provides regular columns about the Maple Leafs here at THW and at The Fourth Period. You can follow him on Twitter, or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.