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TORONTO For the third time in three years the Maple Leafs and Cody Franson went down to the wire and begrudgingly agreed to a one-year deal. Walter Dukes Jersey . Due for player-elected salary arbitration in Toronto on Monday, Franson came to a last-minute agreement with the Leafs, inked for one more season at $3.3 million, a raise from the $2 million he garnered a year ago. Acquired in a trade from Nashville in the summer of 2011, the 26-year-old has butted heads with the organization in each and every contract negotiation, settling for a series of one-year deals which have highlighted the divide in presumed value between the two sides. Fransons camp believes his value is evident in production that ranks favourably at the defensive position his 62 points over the past two seasons ranks 20th amongst NHL defenders and a growing physical game he led all blueliners in hits a year ago. He also showed comparatively strong possession numbers on a weak possession team and helped anchor a strong Toronto power-play unit. The Leafs were frustrated, however, with his defensive limitations and proved to be disappointed in his overall performance as a top-four defender last season. Hence, the ongoing divide. In the winter of 2013, the contract showdown lasted right up until the end of the lockout, an agreement for $1.2 million reached while Franson played overseas in Sweden. Last fall, coming off a breakout 48-game campaign, he and the Leafs remained, nonetheless, far apart in negotiations, finally landing (with some frustration) on another one-year deal worth $2 million with only two games to go in the preseason. It was a bargain the B.C. native felt he had no choice but to take. A restricted free agent one last time this summer, but with more leverage in the form of salary arbitration, Franson squeezed out a raise of $1.3 million. Yet to be embraced by the organization and set for unrestricted free agency next summer, he remains a candidate to be moved. Toronto has already restructured much of its previously mishmashed defence, bringing in a pair of Western Conference mainstays, Stephane Robidas and Roman Polak, aboard earlier in the summer. They also boast internal candidates Petter Granberg, Stuart Percy, Korbinian Holzer and Andrew MacWilliam who may be ready to step into the NHL next season, thus filling Fransons void if he were to be moved. The Leafs, who project to have plenty of cap space remaining, continue to work on new contracts for Jake Gardiner and James Reimer. Reimer, who is likely returning to the club next season despite a desire to start fresh elsewhere, is scheduled for salary arbitration on July 28th. Sekou Doumbouya Jersey .ca. Kerry, In the first period of Saturdays Montreal-Ottawa game, Brendan Gallagher is called for goaltender interference. Craig Anderson is outside the blue paint trying to make the save. Jerry Stackhouse Jersey . Weise will have his hearing with the NHL head office over the phone, while the league has requested an in-person hearing with Kassian. Oilers centre Sam Gagner suffered a broken jaw after getting hit with a high stick from Kassian in Edmontons 5-2 win. https://www.cheappistonsonline.com/ .ca. Kerry, I hope you address Ron MacLeans comment during the second intermission of Game 4 in Montreal-Tampa series. Basically, he suggested that the NHL should not have used a referee from Quebec, following the Game 3 disputed non-goal, because the referee could be biased towards Montreal.The last time most UFC fans saw Daniel Kelly, the Australian middleweight was sitting forlornly on his stool an ice bag on a damaged knee.The former judo Olympian had just lost to Sheldon Westcott via first-round submission in episode 6 of The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia, which aired in February. That was embarrassing, Kelly said after limping back to his stool.No it wasnt, said Australia coach Kyle Noke.Yes it was, said Kelly.On Friday, the 37-year-old from Melbourne returns to the cage to face American Luke Zachrich on the undercard of a UFC Fight Night card in Sydney. Its awesome, Kelly said. I was really really really happy for the opportunity. Because the (TV) show didnt go very well. Its a bit of a chance at redemption for me.American Luke Rockhold, ranked fifth among middleweight contenders, takes on No. 9 Michael Bisping of England in the main event Also on the undercard at the Allphones Arena, Canadian welterweight Chris (The Menace) Clements faces Australias Vik Grujic.Kelly (7-0) has fought once since his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter, which was filmed in late 2013. He choked out Ben Kelleher in the second round in May in a local promotion.The Australian tore his medial ligament as well as his lateral meniscus during the Westcott bout which didnt count against his professional record because it was only a two-round fight. The Canadian went right at Kelly and injured his knee by slamming him to the canvas.The lateral meniscus hasnt healed but its still manageable now, Kelly said. Anyone who fights is walking around with some kind of injury.Surgery was one option.I possibly could have gone that track, Kelly conceded. But I run my own business, I run a gym (Melbournes Resilience Training Centre) and I really couldnt afforrd to take the time out to have surgery. Bailey Howell Jersey. So its just an (injury) management thing.Kelly has mixed feelings about his time in rural Quebec during filming of the reality TV show. He knows it gave him a leg up in competing in the UFC. But being locked away for seven weeks a continent away from his family he has kids aged eight and five was difficult.It was harder than I thought it would be, he said.Kelly also found it weird watching himself on TV when the series began to air. And he called the episode in which he fought uncomfortable to watch.But he makes no excuses for the loss to Westcott. Sheldon was better than me on that night.Kelly, who co-owns his gym, is the only Australian to make four Olympic teams in judo (2000, 04, 08 and 12). His highest finish was seventh in 2004.He also wrestled at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and has coached judo.Kelly has enjoyed a long career but acknowledges it has put a lot of miles on the body. He monitors his training carefully as a result.Still he savours learning MMA, a sport he only jumped into in late 2012.I was always a fan and I just thought Id have a go at it ... I became a little obsessed with it and here I am, he said with a chuckle. My wife keeps saying At some point, youre going to have to stop all of this.But I love it, he added. And at the moment Im doing OK.The 32-year-old Zachrich (14-3) was a cast member on Season 7 of The Ultimate Fighter. The brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu is 1-1 in the UFC, winning a decision over Guilherme Vasconcelos last time out at UFC 175. Hes well-rounded. Hes got good standup, good jiu-jitsu so its going to be a hard fight, said Kelly. Theyre all hard fights at the UFC level so Im looking forward to the challenge. Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitter ' ' '

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