Assault reported on campus

first_imgNotre Dame Security Police (NDSP) is investigating a report of aggravated assault that occurred on campus over the weekend, according to an email alert sent to students Saturday. The assault occurred outside a North Quad residence hall at approximately 6 p.m. on Saturday, police reported. “A male visitor to campus reported being pushed to the ground and then struck repeatedly in the face after a verbal argument,” the email stated. The crime alert reported the suspect to be a student-aged white male with blondish-brown hair and a height of about 6 feet 2 inches tall. Anyone with information about this assault is encouraged to contact NDSP. “Reduce the opportunity for crime by planning ahead for your safety and looking out for your friends,” the email stated. To report a crime in progress, suspicious activity or another emergency, dial 911 from any campus phone or 574-631-5555 from a cell phone.last_img read more

Court acts to aid attorneys displaced by Katrina’s fury

first_img Court acts to aid attorneys displaced by Katrina’s fury Florida’s legal community musters storm relief effortsWith half of the practicing lawyers in Louisiana uprooted by Hurricane Katrina, and still more along the Mississippi coast, many found refuge in Florida and want to continue working.To help those evacuated attorneys, The Florida Bar successfully petitioned the Florida Supreme Court September 14 for an emergency order that sped up the effective date of rules covering the multijurisdictional practice of law from January 1, 2006, to become effective immediately.“This goes a long way in assisting displaced attorneys and their families and clients,” said Florida Bar President Alan Bookman. “It allows nonlicensed attorneys from out-of-state to practice some law temporarily in Florida. We wanted to provide them with a way to continue working and helping their clients.”The emergency motion due to “exigent circumstances now existing as a result of Hurricane Katrina,” (Case no. SC04-135) was granted by the court the same day it was filed and makes effective immediately Amendments to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar and the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration related to the multijurisdictional practice of law.In short, the order does not change the substance of the previously approved amendments, but allows attorneys displaced by Katrina to provide limited legal services in Florida allowed by the rules. The amendments adopted by the court in May allow an attorney from another state to provide certain legal services in Florida on a temporary basis and allows the Bar to discipline the attorneys for misconduct while providing the services.The court’s action on September 14 opens the door for displaced out-of-state attorneys to work with a Florida attorney as long as the Florida attorney remains responsible for the work.The displaced attorneys must be in good standing in their home state and their legal services must be limited to a temporary basis.The Florida Bar would not consider it the unlicensed practice of law if a displaced out-of-state attorney is in Florida on a temporary basis and wants to continue providing services to clients of their home state. While displaced attorneys cannot set up a law office in Florida, they may provide services from a temporary address.For more details, go to the Bar’s Web site — floridabar.org — for a Q&A on the subject, under “Practicing Law in Florida.”The Web site Q&A also includes ethical advice for Florida Bar members who may want to travel to other states to provide on-site representation for storm victims or may want to share office space with out-of-state attorneys displaced by the storm. Thanks Extended “The Louisiana State Bar Association extends its thanks to the countless lawyers who have contacted us with offers of assistance, housing, and office space,” said LSBA President Frank X. Neuner, Jr. “Members of the legal community from around the state and around the country have come together in their desire to assist victims of this tragedy.”Neuner said the Louisiana State Bar Association has established temporary offices in Lafayette. The address is Louisiana State Bar Association, P.O. Drawer 52828, Lafayette, LA 70505, phone (337)272-0356, fax (337)237-9450.Also, to enable lawyers to locate one another, the LSBA has added a password protected feature on its Web site at www.LSBA.org. The posting includes contact information for all active members as it existed prior to Hurricane Katrina. There is an additional field for displaced lawyers to provide their temporary contact information.The Louisiana State Bar Association, through the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation, has established the Hurricane Katrina Legal Community Relief Fund to help rebuild South Louisiana’s legal infrastructure so that lawyers can provide needed legal services to their clients and restore their damaged offices and records in the wake of this disaster.“We are developing forms and criteria to apply for relief from the fund and this information will be posted on www.LSBA.org, as soon as it is available,” said Michael H. Rubin of Baton Rouge, who is chairing the effort. All members of the legal profession are invited to contribute to the fund. Bar Works to Provide Shelter Gov. Jeb Bush had asked The Florida Bar to help find property owners in Florida willing to provide temporary shelter for evacuees left homeless by Hurricane Katrina and Bar President Alan Bookman sent an e-mail to all members seeking their assistance.“The response to Mr. Bookman’s e-mail has been immense and offers are continuing to come in,” said Jill Igert, of the Florida Department of Community Affairs. “We have responded via e-mail to every offer of assistance received thus far.”To participate, send contact information — name, name of organization (if applicable), address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address — to Igert by e-mail to [email protected]“We are compiling the offers by location and category,” Igert said. “At the same time, we are conducting a housing needs survey of the families that are in the shelters and hotels to get a better understanding of their housing needs. As surveys are completed we will furnish the families, through a ‘gatekeeper’ with the offers that best match their needs. The gatekeeper will initiate contact between the family and the offeror.” FLA Lends a Hand Florida Lawyers Assistance is also offering its services to any Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, or Florida lawyers who may need counseling or just someone to talk with in dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, according to Michael Cohen, FLA’s executive director. For help, call Clinical Director Dr. Scott Weinstein at (800) 282-8981. The Foundation, Too The Florida Bar Foundation has undertaken several initiatives to assist legal assistance programs and attorneys in affected states. It has submitted its disaster legal assistance manual to several organizations to be made available on their Web sites, including the ABA, the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty, IOLTA.org, and Florida Legal Services. The Foundation also has offered the services of several Florida attorneys who have been directly engaged in disaster legal assistance in Florida, with the Foundation covering the costs of any travel and time involved. How to Help Suggestions for monetary donations are being provided on the Bar’s Web site at floridabar.org. The Louisiana State Bar Association has set up a Hurricane Katrina Legal Community Relief Fund to help assist lawyers who lost their homes and offices. The Mississippi Bar Foundation is collecting donations to help Mississippi Bar members. The Florida Attorney’s Charitable Trust (ACT), a 501(c)(3) disaster relief fund that offers Florida’s attorneys an avenue for making donations to victims of disasters, is also accepting donations. Details on these funds, and on the American Red Cross, are listed on The Florida Bar Web site. Other Efforts Others in the Florida legal community also are organizing relief efforts, including: • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division is using its extensive hurricane experience to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In addition to offering assistance to the Young Lawyers Division leadership of Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana in setting up their individual disaster response plans, The Florida Bar YLD is coordinating a fund-raising effort among the young lawyers sections of Florida’s voluntary bars. Contact Austin Newberry at (800) 342-8060, ext. 5624 at [email protected] for more information. The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division has also developed an orientation packet that will assist volunteer lawyers in helping the victims of hurricanes. • The Bar Environmental and Land Use Law Section has established an Ad Hoc Katrina Relief Committee to assist law students and faculty from New Orleans who are relocating to Florida. Requests and offers of assistance can be posted at www.eluls.org, click on Discussion. Contact Mary D. Hansen for more information — [email protected] • The Clearwater Bar collected cash donations for the Red Cross and the Pinellas County SPCA at its membership luncheon on September 8. The Clearwater Bar Foundation is also contributing $500 and its YLD is also making a contribution to the effort. • The Hillsborough County Bar’s foundation is collecting donations in various forms from members for contribution to the American Red Cross. For more information, contact Lansing C. Scriven, president, at (813) 221-7777 or [email protected] • The Jacksonville Bar has asked its members to make contributions through the bar to the American Red Cross-Hurricane Relief. They have commitments of over $13,000 and expect to be able to forward in excess of that amount. For more information, contact Dianne Gill, executive director, at (904) 399-4486 or [email protected] • The Orange County Bar served as a collection center for the relief effort. An e-mail was sent to over 2,800 members of the association requesting supplies for local attorney Mary Stewart’s family who was displaced and lost everything. After only one day of collection, the OCBA building was full to capacity. Two 26-foot trucks were driven to Bayou La Batre on Sunday delivering food, water, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, clothing, blankets, towels, and toys to the victims. For more information, contact Brant Bittner, executive director, at (407) 422-4551 ext. 222 or [email protected] • The Palm Beach County Bar Young Lawyers Section made a contribution of $5,000 to the NBC WPTV-5 telethon to benefit the Red Cross. • The St. Petersburg Bar Young Lawyers Section has joined with the Young Lawyer Division of The Florida Bar to collect monetary donations. • Abel Band, its employees, and foundations established by clients of the firm, made donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund totaling $39,015. In total, Abel Band and its employees donated $14,015. Through the Tillie, Jennie & Harold Schwartz Foundation, Inc., the Tarr Charitable Family Foundation, the Rubin Charitable Foundation, Inc., the Betty & Marie Healy Family Foundation, the Harriet & Raymond Brush Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the Ann Payne Edson Family Foundation, Inc., an additional $25,000 was donated to assist those devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The funds were presented to Kevin Lindberg, executive director of the Southwest Florida American Red Cross Chapter by Cheryl L. Gordon, the firm’s managing shareholder. • Foley & Mansfield, a national firm which has offices in Miami, is contributing $100,000 to the Katrina Relief Fund while at the same time challenging other national defense law firms to do the same. In addition, Foley & Mansfield has offered the use of its office space, computers, phones, etc., to law firms once located in the New Orleans area.• Some law students affected by Hurricane Katrina are now members of the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center community and have been enrolled as visiting students. They arrived on campus to begin classes September 13, where they attended laptop computer training. Among the new NSU students are Laura Myers (Loyola 4L), Allen Ambrosino (Tulane 3L), Leah Taschek (Loyola 2L), Corwin St. Raymond (Loyola 2L), Shelley Martin (Southern University Law 2L, spouse of Corwin St. Raymond). • Rosenthal & Levy has donated $2,500 to the American Red Cross through a storm relief telethon hosted by NBC Affiliate WPTV NewsChannel 5 and the Red Cross. • Quarles & Brady reports that 433 of its employees contributed a total of $82,058.35 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The firm sent a total of $135,587.53 to the American Red Cross and the McCormick Tribune Foundation in the name of all of the people at the firm. • Phelps Dunbar, a regional law firm headquartered in New Orleans with offices in Tampa, says it is committed to the restoration of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast communities that have been affected by Hurricane Katrina.“In the wake of this tragedy, our first concern was the safety of our employees and their families. As a business, we worked hard to provide housing for our employees and get them back to work in established firm offices,” said Richard N. Dicharry, managing partner. “We recognize that we could not control this catastrophe, but we can control how we respond on behalf of our employees, clients, and communities in which we live and work.” Court acts to aid attorneys displaced by Katrina’s fury October 1, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more

CUNA follows up Treasury meeting with regulatory relief recommendations

first_img 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote to Tresaury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday, thanking him for conducting a roundtable discussions with credit unions earlier this month, and providing additional information about how regulations can be more manageable for credit unions. Treasury conducted the roundtable to gather information as it prepares a paper in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on core financial regulation principles issued in February.“Credit unions’ ability to provide safe and affordable financial services has been significantly impeded in the last several years by a regulatory scheme rigged to favor the large banks and non-bank financial services providers that can afford to absorb regulatory changes,” Nussle wrote.The letter includes recommendations to streamline regulations for credit unions regarding:Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) procedure and oversight; continue reading »last_img read more

Credit union-friendly 117th Congress elected

first_imgThe CUNA-League system helped to elect a credit union-friendly majority in the 117thCongress, despite a number of races not being called as of midnight (ET) Wednesday. CUNA.org/elections will be updated with results of all 406 races involving credit union-backed starting Wednesday afternoon and will be updated until all races are called.“Credit unions made their voices heard during an extremely important election and now we’ve got our work cut out for us in the next Congress as we work to ensure credit unions remain a vital part of the economic recovery,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “We congratulate the members of the next Congress, and CUNA and Leagues will be engaging with them soon.”In over 400 races, more than 40 of which were open seats, credit unions have seen a 90% success rate among races called as of late Tuesday. CUNA, and its federal PAC the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, spent $7 million this cycle in support of candidates on both sides of the aisle, including $3 million spent on political advertising to support eleven credit union champions in especially tight races. This post is currently collecting data… ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img This is placeholder text continue reading »last_img read more

Council on Reform Submits Recommendations for the Protection of Vulnerable Populations to Gov. Wolf

first_img November 01, 2019 Council on Reform Submits Recommendations for the Protection of Vulnerable Populations to Gov. Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf’s Council on Reform, established through his Protection of Vulnerable Populations Executive Order 2019-05, submitted its recommendations for improving the state’s systems to protect its most vulnerable individuals and families.In late July, Gov. Wolf charged this diverse group of community leaders, providers, stakeholders, and cabinet members with taking a comprehensive look at needs to best serve the state’s vulnerable populations with a mandate to report those recommendations back to him by Nov. 1.“I took action in July to address long-standing issues with the state’s systems designed to protect our most vulnerable,” Gov. Wolf said. “The first task for the newly formed Council on Reform was to buckle down and develop a comprehensive list of recommendations for how we can best protect vulnerable Pennsylvanians.“My thanks to all of the council members who shared their expertise and considerable time, and to those who participated by meeting with council members or submitting information and recommendations. Your tireless commitment to this process demonstrates your passion for protecting all Pennsylvanians, especially our most vulnerable. I look forward to reading and analyzing these recommendations and to our next steps to make much-needed changes.”The 25-member council held its first meeting immediately following the governor’s announcement. In determining its charter and scope, the council defined populations and subpopulations, established committees, and adopted values.The council determined it would look at protecting vulnerable populations from three perspectives with a separate committee for each: prevention and diversion, protection and intervention, and justice and support.Populations were broken out by age with subpopulations to ensure vulnerabilities unique to each were considered:Ages 0-17Subpopulations – African Americans, Asian American & Pacific Islanders, Latinos, LGBTQ+ children, young women, children experiencing mental illness, children with intellectual disabilities/autism, children with physical/sensory disabilities, delinquent children, and dependent childrenAges 18-59Subpopulations – African Americans, Asian American & Pacific Islanders, Latinos, LGBTQ+ adults, veterans, women, adults experiencing mental illness, adults with intellectual disabilities/autism, adults with physical/sensory disabilities, adults with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, and domestic violence victimsAges 60+Subpopulations – African Americans, Asian American & Pacific Islanders, Latinos, LGBTQ+ seniors, women, veterans, seniors experiencing mental illness, seniors with intellectual disabilities/autism, seniors with physical/sensory disabilities, seniors with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, and domestic violence victimsThe council recommended two overarching goals for Pennsylvania to better protect vulnerable populations:• Empower and strengthen the workforce serving vulnerable populations by providing comprehensive training, livable salaries and benefits, and support for staff experiencing vicarious trauma.• Empower communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to services for all Pennsylvanians and conducting culturally appropriate and diverse outreach efforts.The council adopted values they believe to be relevant to protecting and serving vulnerable populations – these values are reflected throughout the recommendations:Cultural Competence – Recognizing and honoring diversityPerson-Centered Approach – Focusing on the individual’s best interestCommunity Engagement – Hearing from vulnerable populations, families, experts, and stakeholdersContext & Awareness – Understanding current environment and avoiding past failingsTrauma-Informed – Utilizing trauma-informed approaches across all systemsWorkforce Empowerment – Ensuring the workforce is equipped and supportedMembers heard from a wide array of existing oversight and advisory bodies, stakeholders, legislators, and constituents. Information was provided through in-person meetings, letters, emails, and a webform that council members distributed to their networks. These contributors provide recommendations for the council to consider and essential insight and context to ensure the council was fully informed. Many council members also served on advisory bodies connected to this work.The council compiled the recommendations submitted by others along with recommendations from existing reports and assigned them to the appropriate committee for review and consideration. Committee members reviewed all that was submitted, identified common trends, eliminated duplication, and developed new recommendations.After committees finalized their lists of recommendations, themes were identified that spanned all populations and committees. The result is the comprehensive list of recommendations presented to Gov. Wolf today.The council advised Gov. Wolf that it “fully recognizes the funding implications of the recommendations that have been developed and the substantial amount of time and work it takes to carry out these recommendations. It is our hope that Pennsylvania will rise to the occasion and put its best effort into driving this much needed change – our most vulnerable are counting on it.”The council asked that the governor direct the appropriate agencies, organizations, branches of government, and advisory bodies to carry out the recommendations he would like to move forward.As the council carried out its process, they believed more could be done to engage with constituents. To achieve this, the council added an online public comment form available today through Dec. 16.last_img read more

Woman Connected To 2011 Murders Sentenced

first_imgAmanda Napier pleaded guilty to two felony counts in a Franklin County Court Wednesday.A woman connected to the 2011 mass murders in Laurel is headed to prison.Amanda Napier pleaded guilty in Franklin County Circuit Court on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit armed robbery and conspiracy to deal in a controlled substance (both class B felonies).She is believed to have arranged the drug deal that ended in the murder of five people in September 2011 on Stipps Hill Road.48-year-old David Ison pled guilty in 2012 to the murders and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.On Wednesday, Napier was sentenced to 12 years in prison for each count, with  four years suspended, totaling 20 years behind bars.last_img

Joshua Retains IBF Heavyweight Title with 7th Round Knockout over Breazeale

first_imgStars of sport and showbiz including golfer Rory McIlroy, England cricket captain Alastair Cook, former world heavyweight champion Frank Bruno, chef Gordon Ramsey and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts were among those at London’s O2 Arena who paid a wonderful tribute to The Greatest, Muhammad Ali, ahead of the first world heavyweight contest since his death earlier this month.Joshua looked relaxed at the beginning of the fight and, despite his height disadvantage, when the two men stripped down to ther shorts and took to the centre of the ring it was the Brit who looked bigger. And it was Joshua who found his rhythm quickest, too, an early left warning Breazeale of the sort of power he could expect before a couple of rights found their way through.It was soon apparent that Breazeale couldn’t match Joshua’s speed and early in round two the right again found its target a couple of times, marking the challenger to the side of his right eye. By the end of the round that eye was black and puffed up as Joshua stepped up the pace.He had said in the build-up to this fight that he wouldn’t have minded it going at least six or seven rounds and when Breazeale did find his way through with one right hand Joshua’s response was pleasing, a lightning two-shot reply.The American stood firm though but as Joshua jabbed away he wasn’t going to stay there and finally he crumbled in the seventh.EURO 2016 Results & FixturesPoland 1-1 Switzerland(Poland win 5-4 penalties)Wales 1-0 N.IrelandPortugal 1-0 Croatia(Portugal win AET)France v Ireland 2pmGermany v Slovakia 5pmHungary v Belgium 8pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, yesterday at the O2 Arena in London, produced a classy display to knockout tough American Dominic Breazeale and make a successful first defence of his IBF world heavyweight crown.Joshua dropped Breazeale – only the second man to take him past three rounds – in the seventh round with a huge left, right combination. He got up that time but soon after, at 1min 01secs into the round, a barrage of blows rained in on the American and ensured his fight was over.It was an impressive, gutsy display from the challenger and an even more impressive performance from the 26-year-old Olympic champion. He needed someone who could take him into the middle rounds and he showed he could handle the extra distance.Joshua will take a couple of weeks out and then look at a fight with New Zealand’s Joseph Parker, the IBF’s mandatory challenger.last_img read more

Grenada opposition calls for postponement of upcoming referendum

first_imgThe main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Monday called for a postponement of the November 6 referendum on whether or not Grenada should replace the London-based Privy Council as the island’s final court.Grenadian will vote two years after they voted against replacing the Privy Council with the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) by a 12,434 – 9,492 margin in a similar referendum that had six other bills.Election reform needed firstNDC acting political leader, Joseph Andall, told a news conference that there was need for electoral reform and as well as to deal with discrepancies in the current CCJ Bill.He said that his party, which failed to win a single seat in the last two general elections, would not continue to support the referendum if the government does not suspend the current campaign. “There is no good and justifiable reason that the Bill does not allow for this, the NDC agrees with the TUC that the bill should be amended to include this provision,” he said.The Grenada Constitution does not now provide for the Privy Council to be the final court on election petitions and the TUC, through it representative in the Parliament, has called for that provision to be removed from the constitution so that elections petition can be heard by the CCJ.At a recent public meeting, where this matter was raised, attorney Ruggles Ferguson, who is also a member of the CCJ Advisory Committee, explained that the November 6 referendum is not removing any right to go to a final Court for any matter.The CCJ, established in 2001, has both an Original and appellate Jurisdiction. But while most of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are signatories to the Original Jurisdiction, only Barbados, Belize, Dominica and Guyana are members of its Appellate Jurisdiction.In addition, the CCj serves as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the 15-member regional integration movement, CARICOM.last_img read more

NHL Rumor Roundup: Could the Rangers make a move for Erik Karlsson?

first_imgBecause Marleau was over 35 when he signed his current deal, his full cap hit will still count against their cap if he retires or is bought out. He also carries a full no-movement clause. If he’s unwilling to waive it, Cox believes Dubas could be forced to move another younger, better player.Last month, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston was asked about the possibility of Marleau waiving his no-movement. He said perhaps he might do so to return to his former club, the San Jose Sharks, but admitted he was merely spit-balling. He’s also unsure if the Sharks would want him back.With over $57 million committed to 14 players, the Sharks at first glance have sufficient room to bring Marleau back to San Jose. However, they’ve got significant players of their own to re-sign, including Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier and the ageless Joe Thornton. Even if they wanted to bring back Marleau (and there’s no indication they would), they lack the cap space to do it. To date, however, that deal has yet to materialize.In January, Karlsson said there was no timetable for contract discussions, adding everything would be handled privately. He also expressed his happiness with how Wilson and the organization was handling things.It was assumed the delay was because Karlsson was ineligible to sign an eight-year extension until after the Feb. 25 trade deadline. A month on, and there’s no indication talks have begun, generating speculation the two sides may have agreed to postpone negotiations until the offseason.Earlier this month, The Mercury News’ Paul Gackle suggested the Sharks might be better off without Karlsson, who’s been sidelined since late February with a lower-body injury. He pointed to the high cost of re-signing the superstar rearguard and how well the club was playing in his absence.Gackle’s comments came prior to the Sharks’ recent six-game losing skid. Karlsson said he’ll be ready to return in time for the playoffs. Should he help them regain their winning ways, it’ll put pressure on Wilson to re-sign him.Despite Karlsson’s recent injury history he’ll have plenty of suitors should he test the open market on July 1. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman last week wondered if the New York Rangers might come calling. He thinks Karlsson might enjoy living and playing in the Big Apple.The Rangers have over $61 million invested in 17 players for 2019-20, with all their core players signed through next season. Should they wish to accelerate their rebuild they can afford to sign a superstar such as Karlsson to a lucrative long-term deal.It remains to be seen, however, if the Rangers fit into Karlsson’s plans. At this point in his career he could prefer joining an established contender. For that matter, the Rangers could have other free-agent targets in mind, such as Columbus Blue Jackets left wing Artemi Panarin.Leafs could have difficulty moving MarleauThe Toronto Maple Leafs will have difficulty finding sufficient salary-cap space this summer to re-sign several key players. Leading scorer Mitch Marner and forwards Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson are coming off entry-level contracts and will seek hefty pay raises. Veteran defensemen Jake Gardiner and Ron Hainsey are slated to become UFAs and must be re-signed or replaced.With over $74 million tied up in 17 players for 2019-20, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas will be forced to shed salary this summer. He’ll get some salary-cap relief by placing all-but-retired winger Nathan Horton ($5.3-million annual average value) on long-term injury reserve for next season. However, Marner could cost over $10 million annually, pushing Toronto’s cap payroll toward $78 million. Assuming the cap reaches $83 million as projected, there won’t be much space for other signings.The Toronto Star’s Damien Cox believes Patrick Marleau’s contract is creating a problem for the Leafs. The 39-year-old winger has a year remaining with an AAV of $6.25 million. While he’s beloved by his teammates for his experience and leadership, Marleau’s production has declined this season. Can’t get enough NHL rumors? Lyle Richardson’s Rumor Roundup column serves as a one-stop guide to the latest rumblings around the league.Could Karlsson land in the Big Apple?When the San Jose Sharks acquired defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators last September, it was assumed they would sign him before his eligibility for unrestricted free agency on July 1. Immediately after acquiring the two-time Norris Trophy winner, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson indicated his club was comfortable with re-signing the 28-year-old to a long-term contract extension.last_img read more