The Leafs are buying out Mikhail Grabovski. 2nd compliance buyout.
— David Alter (@DavidAlter590) July 4, 2013
In a curious decision, a little over a year after signing him to a 5 year contract, at 5.5 million dollars on March 6th, 2012, the Leafs are going to be using their second compliance buyout on Mikhail Grabovski. With Tyler Bozak hopefully not resigning in Toronto, Toronto has only Kadri in their top 2 center slots. This almost certainly signals a trade of some sort, or Dave Nonis is making a very, very bad decision by buying out a very good player so that he can bring back an average player.
Here’s to hoping that this signals a trade for a legit 1C that fits the age group of the Leafs. Tomorrow is going to be interesting.
This will be interesting. TOR has a boatload of cap room…there is more to come
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 4, 2013
Leafs now have 2nd most cap space going into UFA season where many teams are strapped. Not sure whether to be excited or petrified.
— Dudgee (@Dudgee) July 4, 2013
good move grabo's best year was 3 yes ago. Everybody is way over stating his performance. I like him not in love with performance for contract
Stupid move. Spending the same money and term in Clarkson will handcuff us just as well. Spending money on Tim Connelly Weiss will prove stupid too.
They should of played Grabo in Bozie's spot. He will be picked up real fast tomorrow by an intelligent team.
There's two threads up:
What a bunch of fucktards on PPP, guys talking about cheering for the team Grabo goes to, turning their backs on the Leafs, worst day in Leafs history since the "collapse", hating Nonis and how things are going to shit. Too funny. Everyone needs to take a dose of calm the fuck down and see what happens. Just wait till Nonis trades Reimer later today, it will be full on nuclear fallout around TO. (jk) Just really hoping this move wasn't to re-sign Bozak, want that ship to sail. Not keen on Weiss either. Man were fucked down the middle. LOL~~
Everyone hop into this post: http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/07/04/leafs-use-second-compliance-buyout-on-grabovski/
Approximate real cap space, as of right now:
J.V.R. (4.25) - _________ - Kessel (5.40)
Lupul (5.25) - Kadri (3.25) - _________
_________ - Bolland (3.375) - Kulemin (2.80)
_________ - McClement (1.50) - Orr (0.925)
Gunnar (3.00) - Phaneuf (6.50)
Gardiner (0.875) - Franson (3.50)
J.M.Liles (3.875) - Blacker (0.66)
Reimer (1.80) - Bernier (1.80)
CAP HIT: 52.985 million
CAP SPACE: 11.315 million
The only team lower than us on capgeek is the New York Islanders. Who'd a thunk I'd live to see the day.
This is a very very bold move by Nonis.
I do hope that he has something major lined up the next couple of days.
To be honest I believe that Nonis and Leiweke has work out a plan for moving forward.
Bernier as phase one, phase two is the buy out of Komisarek and Grabo.
I can't wait to see that is in phase 3.
I just can't for the life of me figure out what Nonis is up to. We are now back to only 12 players signed and that includes Holzer.
Cant forget they also have RFA's to sign with Kadri and Franson looking to get big raises. Kadris performance last year probably signaled the end of Grabovski
We must believe in Baby Huey, he will do allright by us, he has allready fiixed most of Burkes mistakes.
Stephen Weiss this season, 17gp 1g, 3a, 4p -13 Fuck me I hope to dog were not loading up for this guy. No different than Grabo. Would love to see Liles+ shipped for Stasny, sign Clarkson and Scuderi then trade for Robidas.
@LargusMeans whats PPP
I believe Joe Thornton from San Jose could be had for the right price. He makes 7 m per season on the last year of the contract
@Pent_House He signed pretty cheap.
@-Keon- sweet you guys have a secret lair?
@ibeleaf Enjoy the ban asshole
@ibeleaf please don't joke around.
@Pent_House Bozie has scored some big goals against Montreal. This affects their vision on the player. I'm not surprised.
I am disappointed as well. After seeing his old self again in the playoffs, I was hoping for good things this year. It will make me feel better if the replacement is decent. It better not be for Bozak.
@Ensign I guess I shouldn't have bought that Garbo jersey in round one this year...
@Ensign Hey Ensign. Yes totally bummed. about this as well. Something big must be coming. Leafs just unloaded 9 million in cap. What do they need it for?
@Maple Leafs Creed Maybe you do :) He worries the Fuck out of me lol
@-Keon- Or 12 year olds.
@Wook Oh God...he was awful in the playoffs. Unless by "old self" you mean the guy who couldn't stay on his feet for an entire shift?
Bernier can suck it. He's done nothing to deserve more than Reimer.