While the Leafs stand to gain a $650,000 cap credit for the buyout in 2016-17, Cowen's side stands to lose $3 million due to the under-26 buyout rules dictating that only a third of the salary is paid out.
Former Leaf Staffan Kronwall joined the team after the tragedy, and Lokomotiv is also home to the infamous Petri Kontiola, who was third in scoring for the team last year.
Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: The Bruins have about $66 million committed towards the cap, and could they be looking to build some space for Jimmy Vesey when he becomes a free agent in mid-August?
For much of the season the Swede was considered a lock as a first round pick. Many mock drafts had the Maple Leafs taking him with the Pittsburgh pick before it was traded to Anaheim in the Andersen deal.
Alan Strachan: It was Lou Lamoriello's philosophy to not give out performance bonuses, not the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lamoriello got overruled with Auston Matthews - Lou doesn't shift voluntarily.
Taking the two results tables together, the total change in the Leafs table of assets was: a decrease to the cap space for the coming year of $850,000 and an increase of one pick.
Wes Clark will be searching for more Ontario hockey players like Jonathan Ang for the Panthers. - Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images. A protégé of Kyle Dubas has been snapped up by the Florida Panthers to help augment their scouting staff.
Same for Borje Salming from somewhere above the small northern Swedish mining town of Kiruna, while Doug Gilmour dangles atop Kingston, Ont.
For the first time in a while, the Maple Leafs have an interesting problem heading into training camp. Coach Babcock and company will have to decide which Maple Leafs prospects play with the big club, and which will play with the Marlies. There are a ...
As we all know, the Leafs haven't been the most clever front office over the last decade or so. Consequently, there have been many players that the team has traded or not re-signed who have gone on to great things with other teams.
Mike Babcock has an eight-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs worth a reported $50 million. Lou Lamoriello has a 3-year deal.
It was Ken Dryden, then the president of the Maple Leafs, who brought him on board; Brendan Shanahan, now president, who bid him adieu.