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Following the most productive season of his career, Mark Fraser said he was eager to get a deal in place with the Maple Leafs and hopes the team can do the same with his defensive partner, Cody Franson. Danny Shelton Jersey . Speaking with Bryan Hayes and Jamie McLennan Tuesday afternoon on TSN 1050s Blue Lunch, the 26-year-old blueliner said the one-year, $1.275-million deal is something that works for both sides. "I think both sides were happy that we didnt end up going down that road (an arbitration hearing) and we were able to agree with something before-hand," Fraser said. "I wanted to be back at a fair price, but so did they, so I actually look at that as sort of a compliment." Coming off a season in which he was able to establish himself as a regular top-six defenceman for the first time in his career, the Ottawa native set career highs with eight points and 85 penalty minutes, while leading Toronto with a plus-18 rating. "We felt like we had something really good last year and we wanted to maintain that and that was the message this morning as well," Fraser said. Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in February of 2012 for Dale Mitchell, Fraser developed a solid chemistry with Cody Franson, as the pairing was arguably Leafs most consistent throughout the season. "It worked out great," Fraser said. "I loved having a partner over there that was actually maybe even a little bit bigger than I am, not afraid to play physical and very responsible with his puck movement. It just happened to be a really good fit." Following the Fraser contract, Leafs GM Dave Nonis has around $4.9 million in cap space for his remaining restricted free agents, Franson and Nazem Kadri. Nonis also has the option of a second buyout period which lasts for 48 hours, three days after the teams final arbitration case is settled, should the team choose to free up additional dollars. "Hes going through a similar thing," Fraser said of Fransons contract situation. "But for his sake and our team and myself, I really hope it can be sorted out because hes just a great asset and he helped me out a lot." Forced to watch the Leafs final three playoff games from the sidelines after a scary incident in which he took a Milan Lucic shot to the forehead, Fraser said he should be 100 percent come training camp. "Ive been back to Toronto a couple of times throughout the summer for checkups. Probably about a month ago I was cleared to start training and a couple weeks ago I was cleared to start skating." Joking that he was more upset that he turned the puck over and "it ended up in my face," Fraser commented on how his doctors told him it was "pretty miraculous" that he didnt suffer a more serious injury. "The doctors were concerned about potential brain damage, but I actually didnt even have a concussion," Fraser said. "It took major surgery, but it actually could have been a lot worse." Selected in the third round, 84th overall by the New Jersey Devils in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Fraser said there were no hard feelings between him and the Bruins winger and Lucic asked if Fraser was okay as he was being escorted out of the ACC  prior to overtime. Despite the heartbreaking Game 7 loss to Boston, Fraser believes the Leafs are headed in the right direction and feels comfortable under head coach Randy Carlyle. "Im happy to play for a coach who believes in me and can give me the confidence and liberties to go out and play my way and play my style." Duke Dawson Jersey . The 29-year-old Baines has established himself as one of the top attacking full backs in the country and was the subject of two bids from United during the last off-season. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says that keeping Baines at the club is a "massive boost and exciting for the future" because he brings "maturity and football knowledge in a very specialized position on the pitch" and an "infectious and positive influence to the rest of the squad. Trey Flowers Jersey . In what the team had called a retirement, Ryan said Thursday that he is resigning as chief executive of the Rangers in a move effective at the end of this month. . According to a report from the Winnipeg Free Press, the Bombers will name Acting GM Kyle Walters to the post full time. CHICAGO -- Dwyane Wade still doesnt think a lot of people understand why he left the Miami Heat after 13 seasons and three championships to sign with the Chicago Bulls over the summer.If youre not in this business, its hard to understand, Wade said Monday, three nights before his first game against the Heat since his departure. But I dont even want them to understand -- I want them to appreciate what we accomplished together. I want them to cheer for their team that they have, support those players over there thats giving their all. Support the future of the organization and be thankful that we all was able to experience an unbelievable ride together. Thats all you can do.Wade surprised many around the league by opting to sign with Chicago on a two-year deal for $47 million -- which includes a player option -- after contract talks stalled with Heat president Pat Riley.Since signing with the Bulls in July, Wade, a native of Robbins, Illinois, has played up the homecoming angle, but many around the league felt that he was just trying to stick it to Riley for not being active enough during the free-agency process and that Chicago provided the best landing spot.Wade acknowledged how much he is anticipating playing against his old home fans Thursday night.Im looking forward to it, Wade said after the Bulls 112-80 win over the Orlando Magic. Obviously some of those guys Ive played with before, have relationships with, so Im looking forward to getting out there and competing with them. Im looking forward to playing in the environment that I played in for 13 years.Even coming off a back-to-back [Bulls play against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night], if my team dont have energy for that night, [its] going to be a problem, Wade said. I expect us to come in and give whatever we have. Go out there, and I want everyone to enjoy the environment, enjoy the moment. Its going to be a great environment to play in. I want our team, early in the season, to experience that kind of environment and try to seize it.Wade is hopeful he will be cheered by many at American Airlines Arena, but he isnt sure exactly how the reception will be.You never know, he said. You never know how youre going to be received. But I did everything possibly right in my time there. So hopefully Im received [for] what Ive given to the franchise, organization. But at the same time you never know. You might hear a boo or something at some point. Everybody dont like you. Youu got to understand that. Malcom Brown Jersey. But I think overall it will be positive.Wade said he wasnt sure if he would get goosebumps or shed a tear, but he knows Thursday will be an emotional night for him.I think Ill definitely be appreciative of the moment, he said. I think its going to be cool just to see familiar faces. I think its going to be cool to see love and support and [people] just being thankful for what you did. Unless youre just cold-blooded, everybodys going to feel something with that. At the same time, its not like my retirement ceremony where I can get a chance to get real emotional. Im trying to come in there and beat their butt. And theyre going to try and beat our butt, so we got to get to the competitive part of the game as well.Wade said he still keeps an eye on how the Heat are doing. He wants his former teammates to succeed, just not when he is playing against them.I definitely watch when I get an opportunity to watch them play, Wade said. One, because its a lot of my young guys over there. I want to see them succeed. I want to see Tyler [Johnson] and Justise [Winslow] and all those guys take that next step. I want to see how?Hassan [Whiteside] is going to respond to everyone saying this and that about him since he got paid. So I watch that as someone who knows them, then I watch the game as a fan and I watch it as a competitor. I watch it so many different ways.Im not wishing nothing bad on that organization. I have nothing but love for everybody in that organization. And I want them to be successful, just as we all say, just not when they play the Bulls. But besides that I want them to be successful.Wade sounded truly appreciative of how fans embraced him during his time in Miami. It should make for one of the most interesting scenes in the NBA this year when he is introduced for the first time as a Bull in Miami.My message to them is what its been all summer: Thank you, Wade said. Thank you for supporting me in the great times. Thank you for supporting me in the bad times for 13 years. On and off the court. Allowing me to have my privacy away from the game and supporting me in everything I did in the community. They supported me when I did good in the season, they supported me when I played bad. The biggest word I can say to them is that I appreciate it and just thank them. Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball JerseysWholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys CanadaWholesale Nike MLB Jerseys Canada Cheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '