Leafs re-sign James Reimer

2014 Toronto Maple Leafs 2015 Stanley Cup odds

TORONTO, CANADA (The Spread) - The Toronto Maple Leafs and James Reimer have avoided arbitration and agreed on a new contract.

View 2015 Stanley Cup Odds

Reimer filed for salary arbitration earlier this month after he was reduced to a backup role this past season as the Maple Leafs leaned on Jonathan Bernier for 55 games. He reportedly asked for a trade around that same time but the team wouldn't give him away with the market thinning at goalie. 

"If there is a deal that makes sense for us, then we would look to do it," Leafs GM Dave Nonis said at the time.

With his arbitration hearing set for July 28, the two sides agreed on a two-year, $4.6 million contract on Friday. Now that he's under contract, Toronto could still seek a trade for the 26-year-old but most teams are set at goaltender so Reimer's request may inevitably be denied.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Maple Leafs are 33/1 to win the 2015 Stanley Cup, giving them the same odds as the Blue Jackets and Canucks. The Blackhawks remain Cup favorites at 7/1, while the Bruins and Kings are both 10/1 to win, respectively.

Bet 2015 Stanley Cup Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Penguins-Sharks Series Preview After a much-needed respite, Pittsburgh and San Jose return to the ice Monday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final. Which side will own the upper hand when the action...
Thumbnail Lightning vs. Penguins Game 7 Pick Will it be a high-scoring game 7 when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Pittsburgh Penguins meet tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Blues vs. Sharks Game 6 Pick The San Jose Sharks look to close out the Western Conference Finals tonight at 9PM ET when they host the St. Louis Blues in...
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Lightning Game 6 Pick Can the Tampa Bay Lightning close out the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 8PM ET in...
Thumbnail Sharks vs. Blues Game 5 Pick Which team will take a key 3-2 lead in the Western Conference Finals tonight as the St. Louis Blueshost the San Jose Sharks...
More inNHL Articles  

NHL Headlines

More inNHL News  

NHL Team Pages