– Pro Hockey Rumors (@prohockeyrumors) September 2, 2023
The losses of Michael Bunting, Ryan O’Reilly, Alex Kerfoot and other players hurt, and they needed to be replaced.
Because the Leafs simply didn’t have the capacity to sign that kind of deal right now.
With their already overused payroll, the Leafs couldn’t afford to dump a lot of money in the long term, especially on a player who has missed a lot of games in recent seasons due to injury.
If Bertuzzi performs well this season, and remains healthy, it’s clear that both parties will begin discussing a long-term contract extension.
There will also be Mitch Marner to re-sign in two years’ time.
If Bertuzzi signs with Toronto for the long term, it’s likely that William Nylander will be on his way out at the end of the season.
In a gust
– A true Bruins fan, but especially a Jeremy Swayman fan.
My cousin’s 14-year old daughter loves the Bruins, but she REALLY loves Jeremy Swayman. This was her reaction to finding out he’d be staying in Boston after his arbitration hearing. #NHLBruins
-@NHLBruins @JeremySwayman pic.twitter.com/TQphTxtijE
– Dan Kelley (@DanKelley66) August 22, 2023
– Devon Levi is ready for the start of the season.
Devon Levi… 👀
🎥: Raimondo Goaltending. pic.twitter.com/EyzxKzmoSw
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) September 3, 2023
– Montreal CF’s humiliating 4-2 home loss to Wilfried Nancy’s Columbus Crew.
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) September 3, 2023
– Coming up.
8 players who could still move to Saudi Arabia in this transfer window – GIVEMESPORT
While most transfer windows are now shut, the Saudi Pro League still has time to get a few more stars through the doors https://t.co/7btpSGPuLE
– Renato Sosua 🇨🇦 🇫🇷 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 (@RenatoSosua) September 3, 2023
– It’s a tough time for the Blue Jays.