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TIM GLEASON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Newly Acquired Maple Leaf Tim Gleason says: “It’s exciting to be here”

Len Redkoles/Getty Images By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Tim Gleason feels like he is a kid going back in school. The veteran NHL defenceman joined his Maple Leafs at practice on Friday, trying to get used to a new team and new systems, a couple days after his trade to Toronto from Carolina. Gleason was acquired by the Leafs for defenceman John-Michael Liles and a prospect. He...
Via The Hockey Guys
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Tim Gleason rebound this year?

Tim Gleason's status as the team's main shutdown defenseman is one thing that has remained constant for the Hurricanes in recent seasons. He is taxed with a big workload every year and is usually praised for doing most of the grunt work on the Hurricanes blue-line because he is arguably the most physical player on the team and is always among the league leaders in blocked...
Via Shutdown Line
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Gleason 2012-13 Season Projection

Tim Gleason is a player who fans do not expect a lot of points from because it isn't in his general job description. He is a shutdown defenseman and his top priorities are to play tough against the opposing team's top forwards, kill penalties and prevent shots and goals against. This is something that he has done relatively well over his career and he's managed to always...
Via Shutdown Line
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Gleason's workload and future defense partner

Judging the quality of play of a shutdown defenseman in the NHL is always difficult because a lot of people still are not sure how to judge them yet. Regular boxcar stats like plus-minus are obviously terrible for this but advanced stats can also be misleading because one defenseman might appear to be better than another because he has played well on a poor team. Thus, there are...
Via Shutdown Line
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Gleason Scoring Chances 2011-12

Over the past few seasons, Tim Gleason has been the Hurricanes' only bonafide shutdown defenseman. He starts a good majority of his shifts in the defensive zone, is usually matched up against opposing team's top lines and is trusted with duty of keeping these opponents in check. Gleason plays one of the most important roles on the team and that was reinforced when GM Jim...
Via Shutdown Line
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurricanes sign Gleason to extension

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Tim Gleason to a four-year contract extension worth $16 million. The team said Monday that the deal keeps Gleason under contract through the 2015-16 season. He could have become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He will make $3.5 million in the first and last years of the deal, and $4.5 million in both 2013-14 and 2014-15. General...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Source: Leafs' interest in James van Riemsdyk

It seems the Toronto Maple Leafs have an active interest in forward James van Riemsdyk of the Philadelphia Flyers. And the Leafs general manager may be willing to move a former "untouchable" -- defenseman Luke Schenn -- to get him. Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: "... Just 22, van Riemsdyk has plenty of upside, and has played in 32 Stanley Cup playoff...
Via Hockey Fan Land
January 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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