Clarkson and Bozak Spill Over Thread

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LiveFyre is still about 1,000 comments behind on the last one.

To a certain extent, signing Clarkson to an insanely long contract is part and parcel with playing the UFA game. If you want to upgrade in the short run through FA, and Clarkson does fill a need for this team, it is going to be by doing something regrettable down the line. It just seems to the nature of the business now; do now, think later, and hope the cap ceiling skyrockets. 7 years at 5.25 million for a 29-year-old second/third line winger who has broke 40 points once is insane. It disagrees with every ounce of logic in me. But I will like seeing Clarkson in the lineup in the fall. Bolland and Clarkson add a nice dimension to the forward group.

Re-upping Tyler Bozak at 4.2 for the next 5 years and buying out Grabovski to do it is simply something I’ll never understand. I’m not watching the same game, I guess. Locking Bozak down at a figure that ensures he’s a top 6 center here for years to come is just accepting perpetual mediocrity at the position. I could’ve understood buying out Grabo to open space for that true number one center. The Leafs haven’t done that here. Not even close.

If this was the grand plan for taking the Leafs from fringe playoff team to contender, count me as underwhelmed.

  • Jordan29

    LOLOLOL MLHS FTW!

    • Black_Hawk

      Jordan29 Best site in the world

  • Mattmark

    Er, what’s going on?  TSN has Clarkson going to the Sens.

  • 2minutes

    I thought I’d be left out of MLHS all day the way that last thread was acting!

  • Black_Hawk

    The deals are fair cap wise but the term on the Clarkson deal is long. But i like the moves

    • Xxxxxnew

      The payout may drop in the last few years depending on how the contract is structured. If its loaded a little at the front it could be an easy trade or buyout later on. Caps going up anyway. Could be $80-90 million by the time the contract is up.

      • Black_Hawk

        Xxxxxnew yeah i wonder if it is front loaded

  • 2minutes

    I think the best thing about our team is our shutdown 3rd line. Kuli-Bolland-McClement sounds absolutely fantastic to me!

    • Jantz

      2minutes Physical,responsable and the ability to score . What is a realistic goal total for that line ? 45 ish ?

  • belfourfan20

    Couldn’t agree more Alec

  • Irishfanman

    Grabbo appeared to be a problem child in Montreal, and now it seems Toronto tired of him as well…maybe stuff there we aren’t privy to. If Kadri evolves into the #1 C and Bozak is #2, with Bolland as #3, then that is  a pretty decent center group

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      Irishfanman Feud with his teammates in MTL and with his coach in Tor., won’t go unnoticed.

      • Xxxxxnew

        I have to say I was disappointed with his comments. Sounded like a spoiled kid in peewee.

  • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

    why do my posts keep getting deleted ???

    • 2minutes

      They aren’t. Livefyre is just catching up and takes time to get replies and posts in together.

    • rustynail

      unclejakescards it runs on artificial intelligence when it gets busy and doesn’t post the trash :)

  • heatdreamer

    Allows Colborne to mature for one more year in AHL and than he moves to the NHL.

    • Cameron19

      heatdreamer I think he’s trade bait.

    • Black_Hawk

      heatdreamer Think he is ready for NHL action

    • newkb

      If he’s not ready now, there is very little hope. The good thing is that he has Bozak blocking him for the next 5 years… Unless you let Bolland walk.

  • Jordan29

    Clarkson @ 7 years is obviously too long. Thats what happens at UFA. Thing is Nonis has to think we will challenge for a cup before the 7 years is a problem

    • Black_Hawk

      Jordan29 yeah had to overpay on term to get clarkson but had to do it to get the player.

      • Irishfanman

        Black_Hawk Jordan29 we still can buy him out in years 6 and 7…if necessary…no?

        • Black_Hawk

          Irishfanman Black_Hawk Jordan29 yeah exactly, MLSE can stroke a check for a buy out for him

        • Black_Hawk

          Irishfanman Black_Hawk Jordan29 If needed

        • newkb

          Glad we are already looking at wasting cap space with buyout scenarios….you know you made a smart move then….lol

        • rustynail

          Irishfanman Black_Hawk Jordan29 and take a cap hit

    • 2minutes

      Yup, we will regret that one in 4 years, but for the next few seasons, its looking like a solid infusion of grit with goal scoring ability.

      • newkb

        Grit perhaps…but offense took a hit for sure.

  • Mattmark

    TSN has had Clarkson going to the Sens all afternoon, complete with numbers and length of contract.  (????)

    • Black_Hawk

      Mattmark dw he is coming to TOR

      • Mattmark

        Black_Hawk Mattmark I’d written him off.

    • 2minutes

      Tsn free agent tracker says Toronto for him

    • Cameron19

      Mattmark It’s already done, he’s a Leaf.  Headline of their website.

      • Mattmark

        Cameron19 Mattmark TSN’s credibility is shot for me, if they can’t distinguish between hard news and speculation.

        • 2minutes

          Jesus fuck, are you this dumb? They know he is in Toronto. It says all over the site and they are saying it on tv.

        • Mattmark

          2minutes Yeah, dumb enough to believe what I read.

        • 2minutes

          I’m actually quite surprised you can read.

  • 1DERYRS

    Anyone heard new information regarding Fanson?

  • maximus_asinus

    so this was the other shoe that I was told to wait for, eh? Leafs took a step backward this season.

    • Black_Hawk

      maximus_asinus they haven’t yet still have to see on ice product before you can say that

    • maximus_asinus

      TheCanucksnaphook maximus_asinus of course not, this is not the first time I have seen poor management choices, won’t be the last.

    • Wilbur

      maximus_asinus The “season”hasn’t even started. How about you make that observation once the season is completed?

  • Black_Hawk

    Yaknowwhat cap is going up anyways

    • dontcallmeshirley

      Black_Hawk Yaknowwhat See the Canadian dollar lately? maybe not as much as one thinks.

      • Loric76

        dontcallmeshirley Black_Hawk Yaknowwhat all the TV deals are up for renewal, it’s definitely going to go up.

  • Cameron19

    Yaknowwhat In 2-3 years Clarkson’s play will seem like garbage.

    • Cameron19

      TheCanucksnaphook Cameron19 Yaknowwhat You have to plan with the end in mind.  Most people thought that our defense was elite after signing Beauchemin and Komisarek.

    • Jordan29

      Cameron19 Yaknowwhat I do not agree. but we will see

    • Jordan29

      Cameron19 Yaknowwhat I think you need to realize that all these ridiculous trade ideas you come up with are fun, but are not realistic. What happened today was realistic and good

      • Cameron19

        Jordan29 Cameron19 Yaknowwhat I don’t do them because I believe they’re realistic – don’t be an idiot.  I do them because they’re fun.  I think if I was dead set on signing Clarkson, instead of signing Bozak I would have signed no one.

      • Black_Hawk

        Cameron19 Jordan29 Yaknowwhat and we would have gotten worse as a team if we didnt re up bozak

    • Black_Hawk

      Cameron19 Yaknowwhat what else can you tell me about the future?

      • gunner_36

        Black_Hawk Cameron19 Yaknowwhat Winning Lotomax numbers

      • Black_Hawk

        gunner_36 Black_Hawk Cameron19 Yaknowwhat man i could use those

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/gerrydeehttps://twitter.com/gerrydee/status/353227546126585858
    Daniel Alfredsson, you will always be a Detroit Red Wing to me.

    • Black_Hawk

      wiski lol haah

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Yaknowwhat In 2-3 years Bozak will be the #3 center if he’s not gone entirely. This isn’t a forever move.

  • Bandit22

    Wow, I think fans in Ottawa hate Alfredsson more than fans in Toronto do now.

    • dlb eh

      @Bandit22 
      like Sundin leaving TOR

      • Mind Bomb

        dlb eh  Nope DLB we ran Sundin out, big Difference bro

  • Wilbur

    Alec, I think you are mistakenly linking Bozak and Grabo. I think Grabo was bought out because A) he didn’t fit with where the team is headed and B) they were unable to find a trade partner. End of story.

  • The_Irv

    My Lord…. For the past few years all I can remember is people complaining we never couch up cash to get free agents… Now we finally do and its all complaints… Sure Clarkson is over paid but it didn’t cost assets, and the cap will rise…
    So hard to keep everyone happy… I doubt this is it for the summer either. Give it time!

    • The_Irv

      *cough not couch

    • 2minutes

      …most people are very happy with this signing.

      • The_Irv

        …Are you not seeing all the complaints in regards to term????

    • Black_Hawk

      The_Irv good post

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      The_Irv Same as shipping out Grabo, many were complaining about Kadri getting the rough love and getting sent down but when he plays well enough to take Grabo’s job people get upset. Where was he supposed to play?

      • The_Irv

        Exactly… I liked Grabo but his contract was ugly. In my opinion we shipped out Grabo’s money and used it in turn to sign Clarkson, whom I think Leaf fans will love, and become a fan favourite.
        Kadri can now fill Grabo’s shoes and has much more upside.
        Bozak signing, a little frustrating but it is a cheaper option over Grabo right now. And I really like bozak on the PK. His points have continued to rise, so lets hope he just keeps improving.

  • Pent_House

    Wow an entire consensus from a TSN panel that the leafs are a play-off team. How far we’ve come jeez lol

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      Pent_House That worries me.

      • KingTon

        ingy56 Pent_House How so, we’ve only made it what once when they said we wouldn’t?

    • Black_Hawk

      Pent_House lol dam str8 give us respect

  • Xxxxxnew

    I’m bettin the cap is close to $80 million half way through that contract.

  • wiski

    Bozak may not be the stud one center that we were hoping for, but the line works, at four mil he can slide to second line if we do get a true number one

    • Pent_House

      wiski Once Kadri becomes #1 they can flip spots, and 4.2M is more than fine for a #2C

      • Cameron19

        Pent_House wiski It doesn’t matter, we’re still missing the necessary elements in that pair to deal with Krejci/Bergeron or Toews/Sharp, or Crosby/Malkin, or Kopitar/Richards.

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          Cameron19 Pent_House wiski Who is?

        • Pent_House

          Cameron19 Pent_House wiski Are you serious man. We have motherfuckin JVR, Kessel, Loops, Clarkson. I’ll take the the big boys any day of the week.

        • gunner_36

          Cameron19 Pent_House wiski 5 minutes away from dealing with one of those pairs, and we haven’t had a chance to take on any of the others.

        • Cameron19

          gunner_36 Cameron19 Pent_House wiski Fair enough.

        • Great Dane

          Cameron19 Pent_House wiski  YES YES YES – this is not going to help keeping possession of the puck.

    • dontcallmeshirley

      wiski 4.2 for a player that doesnt do anything well, a la Matt stajan, is too much

  • gunner_36

    Did you guys break Livefyre?

    • Mind Bomb

      gunner_36  Nope Alec did :)

  • Mattmark

    Delighted to have Clarkson aboard.  Apparently, they’ve decided they can live with Bozak centring Kessel, though.  Can’t believe that was their first choice!

    • Cameron19

      Mattmark We’ve basically assured he’s our 1C for the next 3-4 years, minimum….

      • Pent_House

        Cameron19 Mattmark Not really. Once Kadri becomes #1, they flip spots. What’s wrong with a 2C who gets 4.2M

        • Black_Hawk

          Pent_House Cameron19 Mattmark solid

        • Uncle Otis

          Pent_House 
          Exactly..this Bozie hate is getting old

        • NotInsane

          Pent_House Cameron19 Mattmark 
          Yep, Kadri has to be #1

      • dlb eh

        Cameron19 Mattmark 
        those skies are gonna clear up
        put on a happy face

        • bermudaboy

          dlb eh Cameron19 Mattmark yeah….turn that frown…upside down!

      • Mind Bomb

        Cameron19 Mattmark  our 1C should Be Kadri  Cam if not this year hen Next

    • Black_Hawk

      Mattmark dont think it was there 1st choice b/c they took this long to resign him. Probabaly had no other choice

    • dlb eh

      Mattmark 
      that’ll possibly be the last time anyone uses delighted to descibe Clarkson haha

      • Mattmark

        dlb eh Mattmark Once he crashes the net a few times and takes two defensemen with him you’ll learn to like him.  I agree he’s not much of a skater, though.

  • newkb

    Peanuts for an immovable 4th liner?

  • Leafbites

    Love additions of Bernier, Bolland, & Clarkson. 
    Bozak is definitely underwhelming, but at least he wasn’t too expensive.

  • Jordan29

    Kadri-Bozak-Bolland-Mcclement-Colborne 
    Thats 5 centres who next year will NOT be playing in an in correct role. Is this real? Have I died and gone to heaven?

  • Irishfanman

    Clarkson and Bolland are exactly what we lacked…now just a #2 D and we are good…Liles for a more physical shut down D-man…or see what Blacker or Granberg can do…or Reilly…or Percy…or Finn…nice crop of potential up and coming D men…

    • Jordan29

      Irishfanman Thats my worry about a #2 defence. Finn, Percy, Rielly and others could be there in a couple years

      • Irishfanman

        Jordan29 Irishfanman ya not ready and not fair to slot them there yet.

    • Black_Hawk

      Irishfanman move Liles for a pick and we have 6M to get a D man. in theory.

    • The_Irv

      Is it possible now, seeing as the Leafs have used no assets to improve this team, that they could actual use a decent package to trade for a legit #1-2 Dman? ie a 1a 1 b situation like Phaneuf…. Or just a trade for a sound #2 defenceman requiring less assets? They have options. The summer is young

    • NotInsane

      Irishfanman 
      Leafs lost out on Scuderi.  I don’t see how they can get a 2D

      • Jantz

        NotInsane Irishfanman Via the trade route only

  • Jantz

    TheCanucksnaphook What are you hearing ?

  • wendelsway1

    Can only speak for myself, but I’m very happy with the players Nonis has acquired…..Bolland and Clarkson are the kind of players needed to win games and push back.   Reminds me of when McClemment was brought on….I think that most can agree that he was a very important piece to the puzzle and played very well for us with a never say die attitude.  Bolland and Clarkson will do the same and will become fan favourites IMO.

    • Black_Hawk

      wendelsway1 yeah i like the moves to

    • Jantz

      wendelsway1 IMO as well.

    • wendelsway1

      TheCanucksnaphook wendelsway1 I’m hoping a Reimer/Bernier tandem will work but man, I was a real Frattin fan and also liked Scrivs.

      • Jantz

        wendelsway1 TheCanucksnaphook I hear ya. Frattin could be one we really regret moving although if Bernier becomes a stud then we won’t mind.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/HennyTweetshttps://twitter.com/HennyTweets/status/353230464661721088
    Dave nonis eill adress media today at 4:30. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tmltalk&src=hash

    • Black_Hawk

      Loric76 nice

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    I really like the fact that Luongo is still making Gillis squirm. #schadenfreude

    • Black_Hawk

      ingy56 me too lol

  • dontcallmeshirley

    The leafs area playoff team because of Bernier and Bolland. Bozak and clarkson are not signficant upgrades on komarov, grabs, and mac

    • Jantz

      dontcallmeshirley Shirly…….. prepare for a beatdown.

    • Irishfanman

      dontcallmeshirley disagree…Clarkson is probably going to have the most impact

      • jimmyg65

        Irishfanman dontcallmeshirley I guess all the teams competing for Clarkson’s services didn’t do their homework–if they had then Komarov would have an NHL contract, Grabo would be signed and MacA would have gotten more than $3 mil.

    • NotInsane

      dontcallmeshirley 
      LOL!  Good one.

  • gunner_36

    TheCanucksnaphook Anyone with a scouting report on him. I’m vaguely familiar with him. I remember being impressed with him some games when he was with Buffalo.

  • Bruce Gamble

    Leafs are looking at T J Brennan
    http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=96395

    • gunner_36

      Bruce Gamble He’s a lefty though, we need right-handed D. We already have Gardiner, Gunnar, Fraser, Liles, Ranger, Rielly, etc. We only have Dion and Franson on the right side, with Holzer, Granberg and Blacker potentials but kind of weak.

  • Dink

    Boston radio fans think Marchant is next Bruin to be moved

    • Kouba

      @Dink Party on

      • Dink

        Kouba lol exactly

    • Black_Hawk

      @Dink lol why

    • GeorgeCastanza

      @Dink I believe Marchand and Seguin have matching tattoes on identical parts of the body. There’s a picture of it.

      • Dink

        GeorgeCastanza theres a connection for sure, don’t know about tattoo’s tho lol

        • GeorgeCastanza

          @Dink GeorgeCastanza lol

  • Loric76

    Yaknowwhathttps://twitter.com/DepressedDarthhttps://twitter.com/DepressedDarth/status/353231159490121728
    Join the Dark Side, we have Fridays off in the summer.

  • Mattmark

    Is Weiss out of the picture now?

    • Cameron19

      Mattmark Signed in Detroit.

      • Mattmark

        Cameron19 Mattmark Sorry.   Thanks.

    • dlb eh

      Mattmark 
      jesus are you in a cave?
      Weiss signed with DET an hour ago haha

      • Mattmark

        dlb eh Mattmark Thank you, all-wise all-knowing one.  When your book of etiquette comes out I’ll be lining up for my signed copy.

        • dlb eh

          Mattmark dlb eh 
          you think i’ll sit there long enough to get through that line up?  pfft.  you’ll be so lucky

        • Jantz

          Mattmark dlb eh That’s funny.

        • Jantz

          Mattmark dlb eh i meant for the Etiquette book.

        • Mattmark

          Jantz Mattmark dlb eh He’s in the running for Mr. Congeniality.

        • dlb eh

          Mattmark Jantz dlb eh 
          lol, we all know you log out and back in as Jantz so you have one buddy

    • dlb eh

      Mattmark 
      Filppula to Tampa too, juuuuust in case you missed that too…  :-)

  • Xxxxxnew

    If the Leafs were smart they front loaded Clarkson’s salary under the new CBA percentages. That way it’s an easy buyout if they need it in five years when the cap is up around $80-million.

    • NotInsane

      Xxxxxnew 
      It’s better to delay the pay from the business side of things (time value of money).  Not relevant to cap hit either way.

  • Great Dane

    Alec:
    “If this was the grand plan for taking the Leafs from fringe playoff team
    to contender, count me as thoroughly underwhelmed and more than a
    little pissed off.”
    That is all anyone needs to know about today.

    • Mattmark

      Great Dane There could still be trades in the works.  Free agency doesn’t exhaust a grand plan’s repertoire.

      • Great Dane

        Mattmark If Nonis has signed and traded Bozak for a 1C at the end of the day I will be a happy man.
        But I can’t stand having to watch Bozak between JVR and Kessel for 5 years.

        • Mattmark

          Great Dane Mattmark I’m not too thrilled at the prospect myself.

      • Xxxxxnew

        They’ve got the rest of the summer to wheel and deal. This is just the FA frenzy.

    • Pent_House

      Great Dane Man….talk about sky is falling jeez. How are we a fringe play-off team, we were #5 in the East. We pushed a SC finalist to 7 games and we definitely got better today. Holy.

      • Great Dane

        Pent_House I am not so sure about that. Bolland and Bernier clearly helps but signing Bozak is a huge mistake

        • Pent_House

          Great Dane Pent_House You don’t think he can be a really good 2C in this league? Kadri will be the #1 by some point this season or the next.

        • Great Dane

          Pent_House No I don’t think so.

    • The_Irv

      See this is the mentality that I was afraid of… The Leafs made the playoffs this year… before the season had started most people were saying they would be lucky to make 8th in the East, but more likely would end up in the 10-15…
      The playoffs have spoiled us and we suddenly thought we could make a few moves and become contenders for the following year. We are still a growing team. Before this most recent year, we were just saying ‘lets develop the young guys’.
      Well guess what, we developed the young guys, got them some playoff experience, and managed to keep the core in tact and held on to all of our prospects. At this point the only young piece we have lost is Frattin, and that may turn into gold because we have a blue chipper between the pipes.
      I for one am pretty happy so far because the team will still grow together. I didn’t expect to be a contender yet, but can finally see a 2-3 year plan where I think we really will be.

      • Xxxxxnew

        Frattin’s not that young. Drafted in 2007.

  • Great Dane

    This there any clauses in Bozak contract?

    • Xxxxxnew

      Too early to know.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/HennyTweetshttps://twitter.com/HennyTweets/status/353231250007404544
    With little cap flexibility do leafs move forward with the defence they have ? https://twitter.com/search?q=%23tmltalk&src=hash

    nope, Ranger inbound for dirt cheap to round out the top 4

    • Pent_House

      Loric76 Please god no.

      • 2minutes

        Uhhh what? Paul Ranger is a pretty good dman.

        • Xxxxxnew

          Penthouse saw him play a ton of games live this year. He’s been waiving us off on Ranger for a month now.

        • Loric76

          Xxxxxnew that’s post concussion.  He’ll be better by the fall

        • Mind Bomb

          2minutes  Would rather a Guy thats Hungry to play in the NHL, not piss away chances !!!

        • Pent_House

          2minutes Good skater, very strong, hard shot, but to put it mildly I think he’s a complete dummy intelligence wise.

        • Loric76

          Mind Bomb 2minutes this I’ll concede to, still don’t like how he left the game and isn’t doing everything possible to get back to it

        • Mind Bomb

          Loric76 Mind Bomb 2minutes None of us would say to the leafs, naaa I will just play for the Marlies I am good

        • Loric76

          Pent_House 2minutes might be better in the NHL surrounded by better positional structure.  Do you think some of his IQ problems are due to less structure in the AHL?

      • Loric76

        Pent_House Loric76 better option than Kosta or Holzer

        • Pent_House

          Loric76 Pent_House Well when you factor in that Ranger is a LD alone it doesn’t make a lot of sense. If anything we need a RD, even just looking past the fact that I think Ranger is horrible.

        • Loric76

          Pent_House Loric76 is there a better RD option for less than $1m per?

        • Pent_House

          Loric76 Pent_House Blacker I’d say. Possibly Granberg depending how ready he is.

  • jayman87

    Filppula signs with tampa 5 yr $25 mil. A bit steep no?

    • Black_Hawk

      jayman87 rather have bozaks thats for sure

      • wiski

        Black_Hawk jayman87 Lets hope bozak grows into that fucker who scored his first goal. 😉

        • Pent_House

          wiski Black_Hawk jayman87 He’s been getting better every year

        • Black_Hawk

          wiski Black_Hawk jayman87 yeah hopfully just gets better and better

        • Xxxxxnew

          He’s an odd case. He’s still only played the equivalent of three seasons.

        • Uncle Otis

          wiski 
          Funny how that’s lost in this…maybe the Leafs think there is room to grow for Bozie under Carlyle
          Not out of the question

        • gunner_36

          wiski Black_Hawk jayman87 Leafs coaching/management need to stress to him that he needs to improve. I think he has it in him, but hopefully he doesn’t see the $21 mil and think he can sit back and take er easy.

        • wiski

          gunner_36 wiski Black_Hawk jayman87 He’s gotta set up his bud to get his big contract 😉

    • Xxxxxnew

      That’s free agency for you.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Vancouver’s free agent signings :

    • Black_Hawk

      ingy56 lol and might not have a goalie soon

    • Jantz

      ingy56 crickets…. i hear crickets !

  • Uncle Otis

    TheCanucksnaphook 
    Might be the first he’s ever won :)

  • 2minutes

    My question is who the fuck did all you guys crying think we were getting today? Ribeiro?? There weren’t top centers available, so what the fuck are you whining about? If we left today without a centre you would have wanted Nonis head on a spike. We got a guy back who has speed and chemistry with Kessel, who will almost definitely resign now… WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT? A soils top 4 dman in for Liles out and we are looking like a damn solid hockey club!

    • Alec Brownscombe

      2minutes It’s no excuse for buying out Grabo just to bring back Bozak. May as well have stuck with what we had on Wednesday.

      • Black_Hawk

        Alec Brownscombe 2minutes maybe we bought out grabo to bring in clarkson

        • Alec Brownscombe

          Black_Hawk Alec Brownscombe 2minutes We could’ve bought out Liles to do that.

        • Black_Hawk

          Alec Brownscombe Black_Hawk 2minutes Bozak is good on the pk too though and Grabo is not a third line checker and RC would not use him as 1st line center as he hasnt before.

        • 2minutes

          And waste a compliance buyout on Liles short term? No thanks!

      • Pent_House

        Alec Brownscombe 2minutes I rather have Bolland in the 3C spot at 2M less than Grabo to be honest. And I love my slavs.

      • 2minutes

        The way shit was going with Randy, you’d rather keep Grabo? I was pissed we lost him, but I really think Bozak can bring more offensive through his line than Grabo can. We need a top 6 that can play together… Not a 1 man run and gun show

        • dontcallmeshirley

          2minutes Grabo is a head and shoulders better player than bozak! he was signed to keep kessel happy!

      • Wilbur

        Alec Brownscombe 2minutes Like I said earlier…Grabo is gone because RC and NoNo wanted him gone.

      • Uncle Otis

        Alec Brownscombe
        What if the rumour that Grabo “quit” hinted at by Nonis and mentioned by the media yesterday were accurate…do you still feel this way?
        I think we need to give Nonis the benefit of the doubt here

        • dontcallmeshirley

          Uncle Otis Alec Brownscombe didnt quit in the playoffs

        • Uncle Otis

          dontcallmeshirley 
          That’s EXACTLY when he was said to have said “no mas”

    • Irishfanman

      2minutes good points…and who knows what else is in the works on the trade front?

  • Mitch92

    Thinking that Kadri and Kulemin may be on the move.  I still think the 1C will be addressed and Naz and Kuley + may go the other way.  Could depend on where Grabbo lands.   Grabbo’s buyout foreshadow’s Kulemin’s exit.

    • 2minutes

      Moving Kadri would be the DUMBEST thing you could do.

      • ConnorCrisp

        2minutes moving kadri, gardiner and reilly would be dumber.

        • Mattmark

          ConnorCrisp 2minutes As a group?  That won’t happen.  Would be public relations suicide.

      • Mitch92

        2minutes I don’t like the idea either but the writing is on the wall!  Here’s hoping Nonis can pry Tavares away from the Isles!

  • Dink

    Kulemin only survivor of his line of 2-3 years ago

    • dontcallmeshirley

      @Dink A sign of things to come!

    • Mind Bomb

      @Dink He was the best one :)

  • gunner_36

    Please sign Tim Brent 😉

    • rustynail

      gunner_36 rather have D’amigo up