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Dave Bolland | Center

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 184
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Dave Bolland has signed a whopping five-year, $27.5 million contract with the Panthers.
The Cats really over paid for Bolland, who is an underrated forward, but certainly not worth $5.5 million per season. Bolland will center the Panthers' third line and will likely register approximately 40 points. With Bolland's injury history we believe Florida has taken a pretty big chance with the term and length of contract extended to the pivot. Jul 1 - 12:52 PM

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Contract talks between Dave Bolland and the Leafs appear to be at a standstill.

"Our position hasn't changed a whole heck of a lot," said Bolland's agent Anton. "At this time it's just not coming together. We can't force the Leafs to accept our terms." He earned $3.375 million last season and it's believed he's seeking a deal worth $5 million per year.
Jun 24 - 6:13 PM

Dave Bolland is still trying to get his ankle and leg back to 100 percent.

"I'm still working on it," he said. "It's getting my strength back in my thigh and my calf. I lost a lot of leg strength in my calf and thigh. It was all gone and I don't have that strength to take care of that ankle. Now, the ankle is fine, it's great. When the end of summer rolls around, I'll be 100 percent." He suited up in just 23 games last season after a tendon in his ankle was severed by a skate. Bolland, who can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, reiterated that his preference is to re-sign with Toronto and he wants to be with the Leafs until his career is done.
Jun 24 - 12:47 PM

Toronto GM Dave Nonis is "hopeful" that the team will re-sign Dave Bolland.

"There's work to do for sure," he said referring to negotiations with the pending unrestricted free agent. "Dave is a quality guy and a good player and brings a lot of the things we want to keep with our team. There's got to be a number that makes sense for both sides, and if there isn't, then he can go to free agency. But we're still in contact with Dave and our opinion of him hasn't changed." Bolland was limited to just 23 games in what could've been his only season with the Maple Leafs.
Source: Toronto Sun
Jun 19 - 11:20 AM

Dave Bolland's representatives and the Maple Leafs continue to talk contract.

That's a good sign as the date on which potential UFAs hit the market is July 1st. Bolland reportedly wants a deal averaging $5 million per season, which may be a little rich for Toronto. However, the two-way pivot really wants to stay in Hogtown and may be willing to lower his demands. Stay tuned.
Jun 14 - 10:44 AM

Dave Bolland reiterated that he would like to re-sign with the Maple Leafs.

"I want to stay a Leaf but things always happen and being a UFA you have options to go out there and to explore the market but I want to be a Leaf," Bolland said. His first season with Toronto was largely lost due to an ankle injury, which he said feels great at this point. Toronto wants him back too, but the two sides might not see eye-to-eye on his worth. He reportedly wants $5 million annually and Toronto might balk at that price given his injury history.
Jun 10 - 6:48 PM

Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan wants to re-sign Dave Bolland.

"I'd like to get him signed," Shanahan said. "He's the type of player I like, the type of player we need. This is a guy we want to have back. Dave (Leafs GM Nonis) knows I want him back. But any time you are a UFA, there are other factors involved. He's got to want to play for us, as well." If Bolland is still seeking a new contract in the neighborhood of seven years at $5 million per season then he's unlikely stay in Toronto and he may not get many takers on the open market either at that price. Bolland missed most of the 2013-14 campaign after a skate sliced a tendon on the outside of his ankle.
Source: Toronto Sun
May 15 - 1:42 PM

Dave Bolland will not play in the Maple Leafs season finale against Ottawa Saturday night.

His ankle is still bothering him and it looks like he will sit out the final game of a season in which he missed all but 23 games due to injury.
Apr 12 - 12:26 PM

Dave Bolland (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game.

As previously reported, he hasn't completely recovered from the sliced tendon that's cost him most of the season. Those lingering problems are what's putting his availability into question now.
Apr 8 - 12:09 PM

Dave Bolland didn't skate Monday, but he still could be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.

He hasn't returned to being 100 percent healthy from his sliced tendon on the outside of his left ankle because he aggravates the injury each game he has played. "He's not hurting himself," coach Randy Carlyle said. "It's just (with his) pain threshold he rolls his ankle and sometimes it takes up to 10 minutes to come back." Bolland played just 9:15 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Winnipeg.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 8 - 9:22 AM

Dave Bolland is getting limited ice time as he is not fully recovered from an ankle injury.

He played only 9:15 against the Jets Saturday night as he is still experiencing mobility issues stemming from an ankle injury that sidelined him for much of the season. If you are counting on a significant contribution from Bolland in the Maple Leafs' last three games, we would advise you to revise your thinking.
Apr 6 - 11:11 AM

There hasn't any contract talks between Dave Bolland and the Maple Leafs since early February.

"Nothing is happening right now," said Bolland's agent, Anton Thun. "We exchanged proposals prior to the Olympics and we were significantly apart." Bolland's camp was reportedly asking for upward of $40 million over seven or eight years, which could lead to him testing the open market in the summer. He has eight goals and 12 points in 21 games this season. Bolland missed 56 matches when a tendon on the outside of his ankle was sliced.
Source: Toronto Sun
Apr 3 - 11:21 AM

Dave Bolland scored in Toronto's 3-2 win over Calgary on Tuesday.

It was his second goal in his last three games. Bolland has appeared in six matches since returning to the lineup from an ankle injury. He has been eased back into the fold, as he's surpassed 12 minutes of ice time just once during that span.
Apr 2 - 11:34 AM

Dave Bolland got back into the fold for Toronto after missing 56 games due to a sliced tendon on the outside of his ankle.

"That first shift was the hardest," Bolland said. "Getting my timing and figuring things out. You have to get used to it. My heartbeat was beating a bit too quick." He logged just 9:01 of ice time, while winning eight of nine faceoffs and recording three hits. Once he gets a few games under his belt, his ice time will go up and perhaps some of the production he displayed before getting hurt will return as well.
Mar 23 - 6:40 AM

Coach Randy Carlyle doesn't plan to ease Dave Bolland back into the lineup Saturday night, but he's also trying to temper expectations given the center's lengthy absence.

Carlyle said: "I don't want to put too much emphasis on him specifically because when a player hasn't played in 60 games it's a lot to ask of him – to come back in and be where he would have been coming out of training camp." Bolland hasn't played since Nov. 2 after a tendon on the outside of his left ankle was sliced by a skate. He's slated to play against Montreal between David Clarkson and Mason Raymond on the third line.
Mar 22 - 2:11 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya
3Dan Ellis