The Leafs made Marleau the three-year offer during the courting process last week and awaited his answer on their proposed marriage. The arrangement made too much sense to pass up, according to Lou Lamoriello, the Leafs’ general manager.
“We have the room and flexibility to do it and not interrupt the process that we have in place,” he said. “You only have one chance to do something like this.”
Ah, yes, The Process. Though it’s ongoing, last season’s surprise playoff run, pushing the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals to the brink, only pressed the fast-forward button. There was talk on social media as the Leafs being the early favorite to win the Atlantic Division. And if there’s a message to be sent by bringing Marleau into the fold, it’s this: Age is nothing but a number. And it’s time to start winning, at long last.
“I think it’s going to be the fountain of youth for him,” Babcock said.
The center who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups is reportedly headed to the Pens’ most recent Stanley Cup Final opponent, the Nashville Predators. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports the two sides have agreed to a four-year deal. Terms were not disclosed. The 29-year-old Bonino tallied 37 points last season, but saw his season end in Game 2 of the Final, when he suffered a left-foot injury while blocking a shot by P.K. Subban. Despite Bonino’s contributions on offense and defense — he led all NHL forwards with 99 blocked shots — the Penguins did Lakers Cheap Jerseys not have the cap space to match his $4 million AAV ask, according to CBS Sports .
The Canadiens shored up their defense Saturday with the addition of the former Washington Capitals defenseman. TSN reports the five-year deal is worth $4.6 million per year. Alzner, 28, had Kids Football Jerseys Cheap spent his entire nine-year career with the Capitals. He has scored 117 points in 591 career games.