Thursday, June 22, 2006

Key Dates

There are a number of key dates over the next eight days that should be circled on JFJ's calendar, here's a look:

June 22 – Buy-outs begin. NHL Clubs have eight days to terminate Standard Players Contracts.

Look for Steve Simmons’s on-line headshot to be updated with a spinning-hearts-in-his- eyes photo* as his columns are peppered with pro-Domi references through June 30th.

*In the event of a Domi buy-out, spinning hearts to be replaced with frowning Steve photo.

I presume (and please correct me if I'm wrong) that JFJ will have to notify Belfour whether they're paying out his option or renewing his contract during this 8-day window.

June 24 – NHL Entry draft in Vancouver.

Thanks to the lottery, the Leafs could pick no higher than 9th and no lower than 14th. They "won" the 13th selection. Central Scouting has their player evaluations posted here. Mock drafts can be found here, here, and (sort of) here.

June 26 – Deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents (RFAs). Leaf RFAs include: Antropov; Stajan; Wellwood; Colaiacovo; Harrison; White; Bell.

June 27 – Restricted Free Agents may make contact with all NHL clubs to gauge interest, but may not sign a contract or offer sheet until July 1

June 30 – First buyout period ends at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Leafs have until Midnight to confirm McCabe contract or he becomes a UFA.

July 1 – UFA/ RFA Signing Period Begins.

In the event that any of the Leafs RFA's are signed by another NHL club, the Leafs will be compensated as follows:

RFA Compensation
Under $660,000 None
Over $660,000 to $1 Million Third Round Pick
$1 Million to $2 Million Second Round Pick
$2 Million to $3 Million First and Third Round Picks
$3 Million to $4 Million First, Second and Third Round Picks
$4 Million to $5 Million Two First Round Picks, a Second and a Third Round Pick
Over $5 Million Four First Round Picks

Anyone else out there who'd happily take a second round pick for Antropov? Anyone?



  1. Make it a first and third, and you have a deal.

  2. Now that Milbury is gone, I wonder if there's any GM out there goofy enough to offer Antropov over $2M...short of that, maybe a sign and trade?

  3. A second rounder for Antropov? In a heartbeat. Key though, would be another team giving him an offer sheet, and I doubt it's going to happen. Also, I think if Ferguson had been offered a 2nd-rounder for the big man, he would have jumped on it like a fat kid on a Smartie.

    Did anybody else see guys like Antropov skating around in the final-4? Neither did I.

    Qualify his contract, and dump him. He's got to go. Belak too. And don't offer Allison a contract.