All these rumors surrounding the draft, nothing happened. All Raptors even did was sign an undrafted guy and that's it.
Doubt this is legitimate(though he is a guy from a Minnesota radio station with over 50,000 followers), but at least it's something to talk about.
Playing your regular season (s) in 2 different home arenas, not having a proper arena until you're at least halfway into your deal, and being on a team that can barely make playoffs during your time there. If he stays despite that, he was never thinking of going.
Even if you take leafs out of it, I still think there's much better options out there besides islanders. At least in Stamkos situation he stayed with a proven Tampa team.
Imagine someone not taking that angle seriously. It's exactly what you do if you get that much needed defender and severely upgrade your centre line centre situation.
They can both afford the data plans to keep in touch.
The arena situation holds way more clout. His ability to win a cup is tops.
At least this year there’s more than a few options available in free agency. Wouldn’t hate someone like Letestu, Ryan, or Beagle.
Gauthier wasn’t good enough again, and Babcock didn’t like Moore all that much. They really didn’t have much of a choice this year, especially with the higher expectations.