Not really feeling sorry for Grabo, it was business not personal. Even when playing to his potential he wasn't worth 5.5 mil a year. With a lower cap it had to be done, I have a feeling that today the leafs sign Sceduri and another forward just hope they don't over pay. But a big trade is happing soon for a center I believe with a couple a defenseman becoming available with Sceduri coming in (well if he comes in)
Every one expects Leafs to be busy on the UFA front today,don't be surprised if they get new deals for RFAs McLaren,Colborne and Bernier.
Here's a noodle scratcher, do we see the Leafs trade Reimer? That trade for Bernier is still not sitting right with me.
Okayyyyy just for fun. Don't kill me.
Kessel for Duchene trade. Bozak signs in Colorado to be with his buddy.
JML (salary) + Percy + 1st for Bobby Ryan.
J.V.R / Duchene / B. Ryan
Lupul / Kadri / Clarkson
Kulemin / Bolland / Colborne
D'Amigo / McC / Orr
Phaneuf / Scuderi
Gardiner / Gunnar
Franson / Fraser
Reimer / Bernier
Just for fun and probably doesn't fit under the cap but I know Cameron had mentioned last night whether or not the line up is easier to fill out with duchene in the middle and it seems it is.... I think Kessel is probably more talented but I think it's easier to find elite wingers for your line up then it is centres... Would be a fast and fairly you team! Anyways done dreaming! Enjoy the day!
Grabo gone so we are - thin - at center.
After yesterday I am not sure that this forum can take another chock, but here we go:
My view has been for some time that Nonis and Leiweke have reevaluated the enitre roster and Phaneuf is not part of the future.
Yesterday just confirmed that Nonis is cleaning deck. So if a big trade is in the making this could be something the Leafs are looking at:
Phaneuf and Liles to Avs for Johnson and Stastny. Or
Phaneuf, Liles, Percy and 1st round for Johnson and Duchene.
Leafs nation will probably get another chock in the next 48 hours.
@Loric76 Legion of Doom 2.0
@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs You want a player to be pissed in this situation. He's not thinking about the money he just made, he's think, "they're wrong, shouldn't have done this to me and I'm pissed". I have no problem with it at all. He's just like he is on the ice, feisty and furious.
@Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs On the other hand this case could serve for the players and their agents to not overrate themselves. Ask Redden if he would sign the contract again. Grabo is kind of lucky, he can choose his next path.
What was Nonis supposed to do?...he didn't set the deadline date
Maybe Grabo should have selected a more NHL calendar friendly date
@GeorgeCastanza Simmons should switch to writing horror, leave sports alone.
@Loric76 Love it, is that real?
Hey MB..lots of similar minds in here this AM
Won't last long ;)
@-Keon- I haven't like a Leaf coach since Burns. Wilson was the worse. I like the way Charlye handled Kadri and Lupul.
@-Keon- Yea, Grabo should have waited before answering phone calls...he is a good guy.
@theacs1966 Not yet . In a yr or two maybe
@theacs1966 I think he stays, at least til February
Well said and bang on!
I think you are 100% correct. I have let go of my grabo disappointment and am happy that we are actually seeing change. Imagine nonis and leiweke stood pat? How pissed would everyone be?
@Yaknowwhat I agree on your analysis.
LW and RW we are pretty set on the top lines.
Center 2-4 is also covered now.
Tending is fine with Reimer and Bernier, however I would not be surprise if Reimer is going to be included in a trade.
Defense with PMD we are set - Gardiner, Franson and Rielly will take at that in the future.
But I do not believe that Phaneuf is part of the plan. So we need Top line big-minute d-man
@The_Irv I won't kill you, but I might put a curse on your pee pee. I like the idea of trading for Ryan, don't know what it will take but I like it.
@Great Dane Horrible
@ShotgunCharlie Bite your tongue. Only Shannon thinks it still might happen.
@ShotgunCharlie For Seguin?
@ShotgunCharlie I am truly hoping for a quiet day, the ONLY Free agent I would like signed would be maybe Scuderi
@ShotgunCharlie I would be estatic, better than Weiss for 6 years, or Riberio,
@-Keon- I is smarter than I seem.
@-Keon- True that.
Never would with that guy...tried too hard to be outside box/smartest guy in room and his resulting theories don't wash in the bigs.
# legend in his own mind.