Habs Lost Simmonds To The Leafs, Yet Come Out Winners!

There’s an old adage which says that “He who laughs last, laughs best!” Remember when Toronto Maple Leafs’ fans were bragging about Wayne Simmonds choosing the Leafs over the Montreal Canadiens? That wasn’t fun for Habs’ fans. It was rather annoying actually. But that’s certainly not the first, nor the last time that the NHL’s two biggest fan bases go at each other. We are doomed to have a lot more of it this season as both teams will be facing each other for a whooping 10 games out of 56 in total! Thankfully for Canadiens’ fans, they have more to brag about than the Maple Leafs’, historically speaking.

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Some Teams Seem To Be More Generous Than Others With Trade Clauses

Contracts. The never ending topic of discussion. We live with it in our day to day life but it is prominent in the sports’ world where professional athletes are tied to teams through contracts. Depending on the league and the sport, they differ ever so slightly but in the NHL, they are all relatively similar in nature. You have the rookie contract or Entry Level (ELC) which comes with its own cap limit, then it’s open season for players to start making their big bucks. Like anywhere else, some are more fortunate than others and while most is based on talent, other factors such as the General Manager you’re negotiating with can have an impact on the money, term and even clauses attached to that contract.

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