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NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30: Dave Nonis, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs speaks with the media during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Tom Urtz Jr.Contributor IJuly 5, 2013

The Toronto Maple Leafs made two of the biggest splashes of the day by signing David Clarkson and re-signing Tyler Bozak, but they may end up regretting the compliance buyout of Mikhail Grabovski.


UPDATE: July 5, 2013 10:01 p.m. ET

Jonathan Bernier has been re-signed according to Ren Lavoie of RDS. Bernier will split starts with James Reimer, and this is a great deal for a potential starting goaltender.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 2:02 p.m. ET

Interesting that New Jersey let Clarkson go at this price.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 1:47 p.m. ET

The Maple Leafs now have a solid top-six. David Clarkson will add some size and scoring upside, and Phil Kessel keeps his favorite center Tyler Bozak.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 1:06 p.m. ET

Maple Leafs have lost UFA Clarke MacArthur to the Ottawa Senators.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 12:43 p.m. ET

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 12:15 p.m. ET

The Maple Leafs are on the verge of re-signing pugilist Frazer McLaren according to James Mirtle.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 12:04 p.m. ET

The Leafs compliance buyout of Mikhail Grabovski is now official according to Chris Johnston.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 12:01 p.m. ET

According to Darren Dreger, the Leafs are still trying to retain Tyler Bozak.

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Toronto had a successful 2012-13 season by making the playoffs for the first time in almost a decade, and the future is bright for the franchise. The Leafs already have a number of core players in place, and they have the means to make improvements to their roster so they can contend for the Stanley Cup.

The addition of goaltender Jonathan Bernier was a solid start. General manager Dave Nonis should be very busy this month.

Expectations have been raised now that the Leafs have shown that they can be a playoff team, and they clearly have the personnel to be a successful franchise. Forward Nazem Kadri's emergence was nice to see, and forward Phil Kessel proved he can be an elite contributor. 

The Leafs will have to prove that they can sustain their success over an 82-game season, but things appear to be trending upward for Toronto.

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