Leafs sign T.J. Brennan to a one-year deal worth $600,000

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed left-handed defenceman TJ Brennan to a 1-way, 1 year deal worth $600,000 dollars.

Brennan spent the majority of the 2012-13 season with the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League, registering 35 points in 36 games.

The 24-year-old had one point in 10 games with the Buffalo Sabres before being traded to the Florida Panthers. With the Panthers, the Willingboro, N.J., native had nine points in 19 games.

Brennan was drafted by the Sabres in the second round (31st overall) in the 2007 NHL Draft.


  • ConnorCrisp

    Great pickup imo

    • Komas Taberle

      ConnorCrisp Great pick up, put him and Granberg in the 5- 6 spots and trade Liles.

      • Great Dane

        Komas Taberle ConnorCrisp  That sounds like a plan add blacker and the bottom pairings are done

  • 4evrblue

    Looks like a guy thats worth taking a shot on. Only 24 and nearly a PPG in the AHL. Good size to boot. I like it.

  • dontcallmeshirley

    FORWARDS
    Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Phil Kessel ($5.400m) 
    James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Nazem Kadri ($2.950m) / David Clarkson ($5.250m) 
    Jerry D’Amigo ($1.083m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m) 
    Carter Ashton ($1.040m) / Jay McClement ($1.500m) / Colton Orr ($0.925m) 
    Frazer McLaren ($0.700m) / 
    DEFENSEMEN
    Dion Phaneuf ($6.500m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.100m) 
    Jake Gardiner ($1.117m) / Cody Franson ($3.250m) 
    John-Michael Liles ($3.875m) / T.J. Brennan ($0.600m) 
    Korbinian Holzer ($0.788m) / 
    GOALTENDERS
    James Reimer ($1.800m) 
    Jonathan Bernier ($1.850m) 
    OTHER
    Buyout: Darcy Tucker ($1.000m) 
    Buyout: Colby Armstrong ($1.000m) 
    RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (0.778% of upper limit)
    Matt Frattin ($0.437m—0.5%) Ben Scrivens ($0.062m—0.1%) 
    ——
    SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,001,667; BONUSES: $712,500
    CAP SPACE (23-man roster):- $1,989,167
    I guess something else has to give with this being our best 23 and this payroll

    • dontcallmeshirley

      I mean 22

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Doit4Dougie

      Soft D is never good

    • newkb

      Way to go Nonis….mediocre team over the cap! Great job!

  • Ze_theLeafsFan

    I don’t think he solves any of our problems in the D zone. it’s a good pickup nonetheless. I guess this means bye bye to Fraser, ROB and Thor

    • ConnorCrisp

      Ze_theLeafsFan or at least pressbox competition for fraser

  • Ze_theLeafsFan

    Eakins is taking all the Marlies veteran players. Best of luck Hammy

    • daniel marois

      Ze_theLeafsFan 
      Why.  Who signed with Oilers from the Marlies?

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

        daniel marois Ze_theLeafsFan Hamilton and Acton so far

        • WendelGilmour

          ingy56 daniel marois Ze_theLeafsFan The Marlies will be a team loaded with kid, and few vets. Lots of ice time for the youngsters.

  • flappypaddle

    Its not possibl to hate this move. Wish he shot right but ohwell another solid puck mover.

  • moimoi

    Good depth signing. Improvement on Kostka in my mind.

  • daniel marois

    Nonis on TSN Drive right now…

    • TOHockeyNut

      daniel marois I guess he is done for the day.

  • daniel marois

    Sorry….its Claude Loiselle

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/ian_mendeshttps://twitter.com/ian_mendes/status/353263977196818434
    And that concludes today’s Mexican soap opera featuring the Ottawa Senators.

  • whalz

    wonder if that 3rd line wing spot goes to Colborne? big body on the boards….
    possibly ashton on the 4th line to crash and bang, or d’amigo..
    id love it if we could sign matt cooke for cheap for that 3rd line, but we need to give some kids a chance

    • WendelGilmour

      @whalz Agreed I just heard Nonis saying the same thing.

    • Cameron19

      @whalz According to MLHS poster moi_moi, Ashton is going to be traded this summer…

      • whalz

        unless its part of a package to get something decent..i cant see it

      • moimoi

        Cameron19 Likely won’t be back, is what I’m told. But nothing is for sure.
        The thing with him is that his father(Brent) is a huge fucking prick. Coaches at every level have hated him as they’ve had to deal with him telling them how they should do it. He had always whined about his ice time, and I’m told is not happy with where Carter is right now. Wants him moved.

        • moimoi

          Cameron19 …And that’s not even the reason I’m saying he’s likely gone. That’s just the other side I know…

  • Xxxxxnew

    Why is Brennan being pencilled in with the Leafs if he’s only played 39 NHL games since being drafted in 2007?

    • Loric76

      Xxxxxnew shiny new toy syndrome.  He’s Marlie bound

      • Cameron19

        Loric76 Xxxxxnew 

        Risky whether or not he would clear waivers though…That’s why he’s being penciled in.

      • Mind Bomb

        Loric76 Xxxxxnew Because he is only 600 k on the Cap, he is ahead of Blacker in the Depth chart. We need cheap bodies to sit in the pressbox and fill a 23 man roster. We are tight to the Cap once RFA’s are signed. 
         We really shouldnt have players like Blacker Ashton Colbunre up to not play regularily, Thats Mclaren and now TJ’s job plus we need on more
        the wild card is what is Kadri going to get Franson Gunnar 
        And lastly he got 9 points in 19 nhl games last year, will Blacker do that well ?

        :)

    • whalz

      1 way contract, and cheap salary, but it could also be Holzer, reilly, or Grandber who win that spot,

  • Loric76

    So I had to go out for 90 minutes or so, does anybody have a link to the Nonis presser?  Did I miss anything else of significance?

    • WendelGilmour

      Loric76 Its on the home page.

      • Loric76

        WendelGilmour Loric76 thanks

        • WendelGilmour

          Loric76 WendelGilmour NP.

        • Loric76

          WendelGilmour Loric76 the live stream doesn’t work, and it doesn’t look like the recording has been posted yet

        • Loric76

          WendelGilmour Loric76 so thanks for no thanks fucker!!!! 😛

    • Area49th

      Loric76 Clarkson interview was good, felt proud to have him

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    so whats the general feel about here concerning our day today?

    • WendelGilmour

      Dangle_My_Berries Im hoping Bozak was signed to be traded.

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/HarrisonMooneyhttps://twitter.com/HarrisonMooney/status/353263311606910977
    For real though, Alfredsson went to Detroit for the money and all this other stuff is dishonest sideshow rubbish.

    • Area49th

      rustynail Swedish Retirement team

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    So if MacKinnon makes the team out of camp, which 1st overall picks have a tendency of doing, Colorado is going to run:
    Duchene
    O’Reilly
    Stastny
    MacKinnon
    …down the middle. 
    Good stuff.

    • gunner_36

      DeclanK O’Reilly will be on the wing according to Roy. Still good stuff.

    • Mind Bomb

      DeclanK  Hey dec they came out ans said O’Reilly is going to the wing. MacK gets 3rd line

    • daniel marois

      DeclanK 
      That’s what happens when you keep your picks and draft high.  Something Toronto has not done.

      • Mind Bomb

        daniel marois DeclanK Yet Daniel we still have a 2nd, a 5th, a 7th and an assortment of 1st rounders on our team, dion jake etc.
        They dont have to be you own, you just have to have em :)

      • Xxxxxnew

        Something boston has not done. And yet …

      • newkb

        Don’t you mean mismanage your team into the ground. Oh, and which traded picks would you be talking about?

    • Great Dane

      DeclanK We should have one of the these guys on the Leafs

      • Xxxxxnew

        Finish at the bottom of the league and you get guys like that.

  • Great Dane

    With the bargaining Nonis is driving right now Kadri, Gunnar, Franson and Bernier will be resigned at a cost of less than 11 million. That leaves 2.7 million for 3 roster spots.
    2.7 + 3.875 (Liles) + .7 (holzer) = 6.4 million in cap  space available

    • Mind Bomb

      Great Dane  We will see GD, Keeping all our RFA’s under 11 mil will be a tough negotiation

      • Great Dane

        Mind Bomb I believe that Nonis will continue to put the salary structure on top of his list.
        1.8 Bernier, 2.75 Franson and Gunnar. 3 Kadri that is less than 10.5

        • Mind Bomb

          Great Dane Mind Bomb Lets hope Bro

  • gunner_36

    So who’s up for signing Tim Brent to a 500k ish contract to be our 23rd man. Cheap and a capable player in limited ice time, and more versatile than McLaren and Orr.

    • whalz

      i smell a trade coming up for leafs

      • gunner_36

        @whalz Hopefully Liles. I don’t mind him as a player, but he’s just too expensive. his cap space could mean more quality players to fill out our roster if nothing else.

        • whalz

          how the fukc does pitt have all these top players with cap space still..?

        • Cameron19

          gunner_36 Islanders still 5 million under the floor.

        • Cameron19

          @whalz Crosby on a cap circumventing deal helps them a lot.

  • Waiting4LSC

    Weiss and Filpulla are gone. Statsny a Leaf? I like the moves NoNo has made but certainly not the terms. Tougher team without a doubt. Hope we have not sacrificed any speed. We seem to be out-bruining Boston in terms of tougher guys but speed is where we gain advantage. Still deflated though. Big boys still seem to shun us. Bobby Ryan to Ottawa, that is messed up.

  • Area49th

    Best trade, for me. Sequin to Dallas.  little bitch can party in Texas now.

  • lukethenuke

    I feel if the leafs took a step forward today, ottawa took 2… fuck them and Ryan

    • Cameron19

      lukethenuke I wonder if Spezza’s ongoing injury concerns are a reason for Alfredsson saying “enough is enough”…?

    • rustynail

      lukethenuke how do you figger that?

  • mike_84

    Anything to the Franson Trade talk? Hoping not.

    • Waiting4LSC

      Mike: been at work all day. Who is rumoring about Franson? Absolute insanity in my book, but the source of the rumor is important as anything is possible in this day and age.

      • Xxxxxnew

        Haven’t seen any francs on talk here..

  • DARF24

    how much would morrow cost?

  • Waiting4LSC

    Is Howie Bytes still tweeting that Leaf fans will be happy over the next 48 hours? I want my Center and #2D man. ( No we didn’t sign a #1C, that would be like saying a beef steak is a Filet Mignon)

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      Waiting4LSC realistically no one got a top #1 C, there are only 15 or so of those in the league

    • whalz

      give him another 24 hrs

    • Bobsyouruncle

      Waiting4LSC lol Yeah, why go out for steak when you’ve got hamburger at home.  Shit somehow that didn’t come out right. ( kind of like resigning Bozniak )

  • rustynail

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smokehttps://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/353270385489354753
    Mckenzie “Edmonton offered Clarkson considerably more money than he took from the Leafs”

    • Leafs_17

      rustynail they would have too

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      rustynail great to know he wants to be here

  • Cameron19

    Brennan is a nice little addition. Looks like Nonis might force Carlyle to play some more mobile D and not rely so heavily on O’Byrne/Holzer/Kostka types. Especially if he ends up keeping Liles. 

    I think our window for winning the Cup opens in either the 2015 or 2016 season.  We have enough pieces that we should be a regular playoff team by then, with deadline trades making us a threat.  I don’t really see a way for us to improve at center ice between now and then unless we move Kessel+Bozak somewhere, which obviously isn’t going to happen.  

    I also don’t think a trade will open up for a big time 2D.  If it does, great, but I just don’t see it. Teams are so thin at that position, to give up a star quality guy like we would require, that’s extremely unlikely.  Luckily, I think we’re already set at the position in 2-4 years time with so many quality prospects on the way, in particular Morgan Rielly.

    So the question is, where will we be in 2 years, and what pieces should we be looking for?  Well, if you just accept that trading for your big center piece is not going to happen, and you trust that your D will sort itself out, I think we need to continue to build on our current strength at wing, and make that our identity – crashing, banging, scoring, high offense wingers with speed and talent.   This could be especially important, as Lupul and Clarkson are both on the back-side of their careers (still pretty young right now – but 2-3 years from now, may not be guys we want carrying the load). 

    Sorry for the essay…

    • lukethenuke

      Cameron19 ryan would have been perfect UGH FUCK

      • Cameron19

        lukethenuke Cameron19 Yea, but Carlyle strikes again in that scenario…

    • lukethenuke

      Cameron19 Say we gave up Kule, Colborne/Finn and 1st..
      JVR Bozak Kessel
      Lupul Kadri Clarkson
      Mac Bolland Ryan

      • whalz

        theres something called a salary cap

        • lukethenuke

          @whalz yeah…

        • lukethenuke

          and shit it should say mcclement not mac lol

      • Cameron19

        lukethenuke Cameron19 Yep, I think the only thing that’s going to make me feel better about Bozie being our permanent 1C is stacking our wings.  The perfect add for what we’re trying to do with speed and toughness is Evander Kane.

        Kane / Bozak / Kessel 
        J.V.R. / Kadri / Lupul
        McC / Bolland / Clarkson

        • lukethenuke

          Cameron19 lukethenuke thats what ive said for a while during the past 2 years while everyones wanting getzlaf and other centres  lol im so ahead of the game

        • lukethenuke

          Cameron19 lukethenuke which kane?

        • lukethenuke

          Cameron19 either or is fine lol

        • Cameron19

          lukethenuke Cameron19 Kane’s also a total lone wolf winger in that he makes his own offense, similar to Kessel – which is good because Bozak only passes to Kessel, lol. 

          And I was talking Evander.

        • lukethenuke

          Cameron19 lukethenuke can say the same about patrick to i guess lol

        • Cameron19

          lukethenuke Cameron19 Yea, but he’s not tough.  Kane would also act as the skilled toughness we would like to have next to Kessel. He will occasionally just snap and beat the shit out of people.

    • Waiting4LSC

      Good post sir!

    • Great Dane

      Cameron19 On defense the improvement should come from inside the organisation that I am not worried about. I believe that is enough talent to trade Phaneuf.

      First of all Nonis need to resign Kessel asap. 8 years 7.5 million done.
      Then Bozak and Phaneuf should be moved that is trade deadline for a first line center. Nothing better than Bozak is obviously available at this point in time.
      To me it is unacceptable that Kessel waste his best years with Bozak.

    • mcloki

      Cameron19 I was going to say 2017. 100 year anniversary of the Leafs. This team, if healthy, are going to be really rough to play against. A real gritty team that should finally make playing at the ACC a painful experience. OUr new theme song should be House of Pain. Everyone will play bigger. Kadri will be even more of a pest.

  • WAMCO

    What about Rielly, Liles, B prospect and first in 2014 to Colorado for Duchene and McGinn? Then use Kadri and Reimer as bait for a #1 or 2 Dman?
    Lupul/Duchene/Kessel
    JVR/Bozak/Clarkson
    McGinn/Bolland/Kulemin
    McLaren/mcClement/Orr
    Phaneuf
    Return from Kadri/Reimer
    Gardiner
    Franson
    Gunnarson
    Fraser

    • Mind Bomb

      @WAMCO Hahha you traded Rielly , Kadri, and reimer all in the same post, this will go over well lol

    • Loric76

      @WAMCO flagged for inappropriate content

    • mcloki

      @WAMCO What do I think?
      ‘I think Cocaine is a terrible drug.” Come on man go back to PPP where they don’t understand math or personel.

    • Bobsyouruncle

      @WAMCO In your scenario to oblivion you forgot to trade away Bernier.

  • joe

    Signing Bozak and getting rid of Grabovski will prove to be costly…Mark my words, as long as Bozak is a top 6 player on our team we’re not going past the 2nd round in the playoffs…He has 0 creativity and couldn’t put up 50 points playing with Kessel and Lupul! Grabo put up 58 points 3 seasons ago with Kuli and MacArthur  and put up 53 2 seasons ago despite the fact that Kulemin and Macarthur had relatively poor seasons…put Grabo in between Kessel and Lupul/ vanReimsydyk and he would have put up 70+ points…too bad, I wish Grabovski well wherever he goes…

    • Nikhil Daljeet

      @joe 
      Yup.  We will be in tough to make the playoffs, especially considering the upgrades Detroit and Ottawa have made.

      • rustynail

        Nikhil Daljeet what net upgrades did Ottawa and Detroit make?

      • moimoi

        Nikhil Daljeet If Ottawa landed Bolland and Clarkson we’d be sitting here talking about how tough they are going to be to play against.

        • Cameron19

          moimoi Nikhil Daljeet Ottawa’s biggest upgrade was Spezza and Karlsson.

        • moimoi

          Cameron19 moimoi Nikhil Daljeet Yup.

        • Nikhil Daljeet

          Cameron19 moimoi Nikhil Daljeet 
          Absolutely.  They won’t be hit by as many injuries to key players this year, and they added Ryan and Mac.  
          Detroit getting Weiss and Alfie also serves the similar purpose of secondary scoring to strong primary sources.

        • Nikhil Daljeet

          moimoi Nikhil Daljeet 
          Ok?  But instead they added a scoring talent in Ryan that will get more opportunity than he has had in years in Anaheim.  A decent secondary scoring option in MacArthur that will replace the departed Alfredsson’s production as well.

        • Mike Bosse

          Nikhil Daljeet Cameron19 moimoi that will be interesting to see the best to the Sens but we just got a lot tougher….cheers Sens fans but not even!

      • Burtonboy

        Nikhil Daljeet I seem to remember a lot of predictions about last yr from all the bloggers that never came close :))))))))

        • Nikhil Daljeet

          Burtonboy Nikhil Daljeet 
          I predicted the Leafs to make it last year, actually.  And I haven’t predicted anything at all yet haha! Still a bunch of time before the season starts.  Just based on today though, Ottawa and Detroit did get significantly better.

        • Burtonboy

          Nikhil Daljeet Burtonboy But so did we regardless of what people think

        • GeorgeCastanza

          Burtonboy Nikhil Daljeet Phucking idiots!!!!!!!!!

    • Area49th

      @joe I don’t believe Grabovski was the reason we went to playoffs, so losing him is not the end

      • Xxxxxnew

        I thought last season the team played well while Grabbo didn’t.

    • Xxxxxnew

      Grabbo would have put up 100 points!

    • Mike Bosse

      @joe YEAH finally sombody who know value, I like Carlyle watched him when I was younger, but DAMN did he fuck Grabo

      • Bobsyouruncle

        Mike Bosse  Randy Carlyle is a magician. How else do you turn a multiple 50 point, multiple 20 goal scorer into a worthless asset. Thanks Randy, you twat.

      • Waiting4LSC

        Good post. Your handle, good sir. interested in the Bossy connection. Care to share?

  • Loric76

    My wife just came in freaking that there’s smoke in the backyard.  I go out and find that after bbq’ing dinner LAST NIGHT she turned the burners to full blast to burn it off and left it on all night.  It’s raining like crazy and the bbq’s just steaming away….
    FML

    • rustynail

      Loric76 super clean

      • Loric76

        rustynail Loric76 you could cook on that damn thing 😉

    • Area49th

      Loric76 Good long lasting propane.

      • Loric76

        Area49th Loric76 natural gas bbq…the bill’s gonna be nuts lol

        • Area49th

          Loric76 Area49th Ouch, damn

        • wiski

          Area49th Loric76 Kamado time 😉

    • dlb eh

      Loric76 
      you left her alone with the bar b q ?????????

      • Loric76

        dlb eh Loric76 that was my first mistake

    • Mike Bosse

      Loric76 throw her $50 and say nice job babe, tongue in cheek….lmao

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/EcoGeek13https://twitter.com/EcoGeek13/status/353272069959581696
    Thought I’d share https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Alfie&src=hash’s new look w/ https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Wings&src=hash logo. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sens&src=hash fans may like pigshitballs.jpg better (h/t https://twitter.com/mlse) instead http://t.co/JKfC8HZ5L9

    • Loric76

      wiski lol

    • Area49th

      It’s a good look for him

      • Leafs_17

        Area49th ya i was talking to a guy at work and he was telling me that he has a friend that is a die hard sens fan (puke) and that he had just spent $600 on a framed Aflie jersey signed and what not and ya he was not to happy upon hearing the news lol

  • Xxxxxnew

    Here’s the list of potential free agents available a year from now.
    http://www.capgeek.com/free-agents?year_id=2014&team_id=-1&position_id=-1&fa_type_id=2

    • dlb eh

      Xxxxxnew 
      lol, already?

      • Mike Bosse

        dlb eh Xxxxxnew yeah yip

    • 4evrblue

      Xxxxxnew you know thats going to look COMPLETELY different

  • lukethenuke

    how much did weiss and riberio sign for? just want to compare to bozak to see if im happy… remembering that Bozak took LESS here…

    • leafmealone

      lukethenuke Weiss was 700k more. Ribiero was 300k more. And Filpula was 800k more. Grabo, btw, was 1.3mil more.

      • lukethenuke

        leafmealone lukethenuke i just checked tsn lol… they say Ribero was 5.5, so thats a mil. 3 more no?

        • leafmealone

          lukethenuke leafmealone oops. didn’t pay that much attention to his signing as I didn’t want him. Thought his AAV was 4.5.

      • 4evrblue

        leafmealone lukethenuke Ribeiro was 1.3M more

    • 4evrblue

      lukethenuke Ribeiro = 4 years, 22M, 5.5M per
      Weiss = 5 years, 24.5, 4.9M per

  • lukethenuke

    can someone make a chart for the teams in our conference for their additions?
    Ie.
    TOR- Clarkson, Bernier, Bolland

    • lukethenuke

      i wanna see what our rivals did…. especially since missing out on today

      • Loric76

        lukethenukehttp://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=25880
        Use the filters at the top to filter by team

      • Dangle_My_Berries

        lukethenuke Habs traded for Parros after realizing we extended McLaren….still not got help them though

    • Cameron19

      lukethenuke 

      Lightning:

      In: Filppula
      Out: Lecavalier, Pouliot

      Panthers:

      In: Crabb, Butler
      Out: Mueller, Skille, Kuba

      Red Wings:

      In: Alfredsson, Weiss
      Out: Cleary, Brunner, White, Colaiacovo

      Senators:

      In: Ryan
      Out: Alfredsson, Silfverberg, Noesen, 1st round pick, Gonchar, Latendresse, Kondra, Benoit

      Sabres:

      In: McBain
      Out: Gerbe, Sekera

      Canadiens:

      In: Briere, Parros
      Out: Armstrong, Ryder, Kaberle

      Bruins:

      In: Eriksson, Morrow
      Out: Seguin, Horton, Peverley, Ference, Jagr, Daughavins, Redden

      • Cameron19

        lukethenuke Shit, obviously the Sens added MacArthur, too.

  • 4evrblue

    I can’t say I’m impressed with the term on Clarksons contract. About 4 years too long IMO

    • Xxxxxnew

      Was offered a better deal in Edmonton.

      • Waiting4LSC

        Same case as with Grabs when Burkie resigned him. Wonder if we will have a short memory too for Clarkson? :)

        • Loric76

          Waiting4LSC I remember at the time thinking Grabo’s contract wasn’t all that bad, after some convincing by Cam.  How wrong I was.

        • 4evrblue

          Waiting4LSC I didn’t find the term on Grabos contract too bad, at the time I remember thinking he should have gotten 4-4.5M and maybe he would still be here if he did. Clarkson, right now, is worth 5.25M IMO. I really don’t think he will be worth that by the time his deal expires though

        • Burtonboy

          4evrblue Waiting4LSC Has Grabo signed anywhere yet today ?

        • Xxxxxnew

          Cap will be at $80-90 million by then

        • Xxxxxnew

          No.

        • rustynail

          Burtonboy 4evrblue Waiting4LSC think he is busy getting married

        • Burtonboy

          rustynail Burtonboy 4evrblue Waiting4LSC His agent would handle it would he not ?

        • rustynail

          Burtonboy rustynail 4evrblue Waiting4LSC  you would think, maybe agent is at his wedding :)

        • Burtonboy

          rustynail Burtonboy 4evrblue Waiting4LSC Surely they would take calls regardless

        • Cameron19

          Loric76 Waiting4LSC Ha, hey, remember, the cap changed.  I doubt we’d give two shits about Grabo’s contract if the cap was going up 5 instead of down 6….

      • 4evrblue

        Xxxxxnew lol oh dear, NoNo should have let them have him

    • bermudaboy

      4evrblue Nonis was asked about length of K at presser…said if he had offered 5 or 6 years, we wouldn’t have Clarkson.

  • Leafs_17

    sens did give up alot to get Bobby ryan

  • Mike Bosse

    Shift_Disturber1 lol

  • DARF24

    if hes cheap Id take a flyer on  Latendresse

    • 2minutes

      LOL! I want some of what you’re smokin!

    • Waiting4LSC

      I’d rather take a Flyer….. Couturier.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/sunhornby
    Sportsnet reports Bozak, Kessel are in PEI this weekend for Dion Phaneuf’s wedding. At least one Leaf ceremony will go off without a hitch

    Along with 9 other Leafs who are attending . Guess a few Leafs like Dion.

    • Loric76

      Burtonboy are they holding hands?

    • Leafs_17

      Burtonboy no way you mean to say the Media is wrong?

    • Cameron19

      Burtonboy Ha, there was a rumor when Phaneuf was “on the block”, that no players were attending.  11 is a lot more than 0.

      • Burtonboy

        Cameron19 Burtonboy Yeah eh,

    • wiski

      Burtonboy can’t believe grabo and Phaneuf picked the same nontraditional day to get married

      • Loric76

        wiski Burtonboy Phaneuf’s is this weekend, not necessarily tonight.

        • Loric76

          wiski Burtonboy but ya it says a lot about how much at least Grabo and Phaneuf got along

    • 2minutes

      Fuck, that would be a fun wedding to crash.

    • Jordan29

      Burtonboy THATS HILARIOUS, Im heading there now. Didnt know that at all!

    • Mind Bomb

      Burtonboy  Really I would have invited my whole team, If I had 10s of millions and was getting married you all would be there lol

      • Komas Taberle

        Mind Bomb Burtonboy Is Mike Komisarek and Sean Avery attending?

        • Mind Bomb

          Komas Taberle Mind Bomb Burtonboy   Komi yes, he seems like a great guy, lots of fun and has a LOT of money :)

           Avery I would not allow around me, let alone invited

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

        Mind Bomb Burtonboy Odd that Grabo picked the same weekend to get married.

        • ShotgunCharlie

          ingy56 Mind Bomb Burtonboy or maybe…Dion picked the same weekend to get married. He does seem the type to do that

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

          ShotgunCharlie ingy56 Mind Bomb Burtonboy Good point…it’s the women anyways. #catfight

        • Mind Bomb

          ingy56 Mind Bomb Burtonboy I thought of that to, and what leaf would have went were acually, then decided I didnt care lol 
          Its Good herb :)

        • Mind Bomb

          ingy56 ShotgunCharlie Mind Bomb Burtonboy Aye its the women that chose it lol

  • Loric76

    Shift_Disturber1 yup that was awesome until they went out and got Ryan…fuckers

    • Loric76

      Shift_Disturber1 Loric76 Silfverberg, some guy they drafted 21st overall in 2011, 2014 1st

  • mcloki

    BonsieTweets
    The Blue Bombers, Orr, McLaren are back. Now we need Mark Fraser in the fold #tmltalk
    https://twitter.com/bonsietweets/status/353265758006018048
    Couldn’t be happier.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    T.J. Brennan woot!!!!!!!!    No wonder Nonis didn’t sign Scuderi!!!!    WE GOT BRENNAN!!!!!!!  FML

    • Mind Bomb

      Bobsyouruncle  He tried Scudderi can judge Wining talent and chose Pit :)

      • Mind Bomb

        Bobsyouruncle err cant dam no edit feature

    • bermudaboy

      Bobsyouruncle at the presser, Nonis said Scuderi told them he wanted to play in the US, closer to where he has a home. So, unless Nonis could move the city of Toronto to Pennsylvania, he had no shot at Scuderi.

      • Burtonboy

        bermudaboy Bobsyouruncle Leafs never even made an offer according to Nonis

      • dlb eh

        bermudaboy Bobsyouruncle 
        obviously Nonis can’t move Toronto!
        Burke could have caused a regional flood, however…to force Scuderi to relocate his home further North

  • ShotgunCharlie

    someone tell me why I should be happy with the clarkson deal please.

    • dlb eh

      ShotgunCharlie 
      wait and judge for yourself

      • ShotgunCharlie

        dlb eh ShotgunCharlie man its fucking horseshit. that is a horrible signing

        • dlb eh

          ShotgunCharlie dlb eh 
          it’s ok if you don’t want to wait

    • 4evrblue

      ShotgunCharlie you shouldn’t. that is to say you should be happy with the player but the deal stinks IMO

    • newkb

      Because the Leafs can easily buy out the last 2-4 years of his contract when he’s an overpaid 3rd/4th liner playing limited minutes? At least that’s what I’ve been told….

  • Jordan29

    I dont know Brennan at all but on paper this looks like a great pickup. Super low risk and a lot of potential to be at least a 5-6 guy. Might mean a liles trade is in the future or works?

    • Loric76

      Jordan29 can only hope

      • newkb

        I’m tired of just hoping…

  • mcloki

    Did Burke have anything to do with sending Ryan Ottawa’s way?

    • Cameron19

      mcloki If he did, I’m sure only because he thinks, like everyone else, that he’s Philly bound as a UFA.

      • mcloki

        Cameron19 mcloki I was thinking more along the lines of
        “To the last, I will grapple with thee… from Hell’s heart, I stab at thee! For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee!”

        • Mind Bomb

          mcloki Cameron19  Is that a Moby Dick qoute MC ?

    • Loric76

      mcloki wouldn’t be surprising if he was, he is a pro scout for Anaheim after all

  • ShotgunCharlie

    i am very underwelmed right now. When Bolland and Lupul miss a combined 50 games next season we are screwed

    • Bobsyouruncle

      ShotgunCharlie I hadn’t even stopped to think about that angle. Thanks for that…..FML.

      • Leafs_17

        Bobsyouruncle ShotgunCharlie man your life must suck!

        • Bobsyouruncle

          Leafs_17 Bobsyouruncle ShotgunCharlie Big thanks to Carlyle.

    • dlb eh

      ShotgunCharlie 
      why we should sign a few more FAs (Cooke, Malhotra, Yip) and have the kids on the Marlies primed and ready for callups

      • Cameron19

        dlb eh ShotgunCharlie Gotta dump Liles to make that possible, and then our D will be very thin.

      • ShotgunCharlie

        dlb eh ShotgunCharlie ok..name 5 marlies that will transition within the next couple years. be sure to smoke a little something…..it will help with creativity

        • Cameron19

          ShotgunCharlie dlb eh 

          There are lots who could play small roles:

          D’Amigo, Blacker, Holzer, Colborne, Brennan, Ashton, Leivo, and I think Granberg will make the jump really quickly.

        • dlb eh

          ShotgunCharlie dlb eh 
          there’s little chance you’re going to agree with me in this excercise, so carry on with your temper tantrum
          then watch the fucking games and make up your own mind

        • ShotgunCharlie

          dlb eh ShotgunCharlie its exhausting watching this every year

      • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

        dlb eh ShotgunCharlie  
        fucking Yip, what is it with yip on here, lol

    • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

      ShotgunCharlie  
      What a great opportunity for a youngster to come in and prove himself. Every cloud has a silver lining

    • 4evrblue

      ShotgunCharlie I want to bitch and complain. I just don’t have the energy for it. This just reeks of desperation to me

    • Mind Bomb

      ShotgunCharlie  We have Colburne and Ashton ready to go :)

      • ShotgunCharlie

        Mind Bomb ShotgunCharlie HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • dlb eh

        Mind Bomb ShotgunCharlie 
        I think Colbourne could probably play soon.  He looked good to me in the playoffs.

        • Mind Bomb

          dlb eh Mind Bomb ShotgunCharlie  Yep I made charlie laugh but I was being serious, if they are not real close to ready now then maybe look at a trade 😉

    • 2minutes

      How do u figure? Lupul was out almost all year this year. We would still make playoffs, and would probably move some late picks for some depth going into playoffs.

      • ShotgunCharlie

        2minutes  good….and next year it will be the same.

        • 2minutes

          Lol ok, so what you are saying is you don’t like Lupul? Cause Bolland plays the type of game we need, and if he misses a few games, so be it. That Bolland deal was fantastic, so I have no idea what you are so butthurt about!

    • wendelsway1

      ShotgunCharlie I prefer to think that Bolland and Lupul will both have great seasons……guess time will tell who’s right    :)

      • ShotgunCharlie

        wendelsway1 ShotgunCharlie great. not sure how they have good seasons from the DL

    • Nikhil Daljeet

      ShotgunCharlie 
      We do have less depth than we did last year.  MacArthur/Grabo/Komarov/Frattin > Bolland/Clarkson in that respect.  Not as many players to move up and down the lineup.  This will probably mean we see more of Colborne, and possibly D’Amigo, etc.

      • rustynail

        Nikhil Daljeet ShotgunCharlie  it is their time

        • Nikhil Daljeet

          rustynail Nikhil Daljeet ShotgunCharlie 
          True say

      • 2minutes

        I’d give Jerry a shot to slide into the wing on that 3rd line. I really don’t even care who plays C on the 4th line. Send Colts and McLaren out there for the dust ups and thats all. We have hitters that can go muck it up now.
        If Bolland goes down, the 3rd line can go to Kuli – McClement – D’Amigo

    • Maneet4

      ShotgunCharlie instead of being stressed now why don’t you let it happen first? lol

    • mcloki

      ShotgunCharlie That’s just sour grapes Charlie. Thinking like that serves no purpose but to depress. And not worth it.

  • Loric76

    So could Franson + ??? + 2014 1st for Duchene or ROR at the deadline happen this year?

    What would ??? need to be to make it a fair trade?

    • Cameron19

      Loric76 Well, I wouldn’t move that package for O’Reilly. Also, how would we do that deal now that we’re tied to Bozak at 4.2 for 5 years?

      • Maneet4

        Cameron19 Loric76 simple Bozak moves down to 3rd, Kadri/Duchene 1/2.

        • Cameron19

          Maneet4 Cameron19 Loric76 And we just let Bolland walk?

        • Maneet4

          Cameron19 Maneet4 Loric76 he can play the wing too.

        • Maneet4

          Cameron19 Maneet4 Loric76 but after this season sure

        • Cameron19

          Maneet4 Cameron19 Loric76 Good use of 3 draft picks…

        • Maneet4

          Cameron19 Maneet4 Loric76 you gotta improve your team and if opportunities present themselves you take them.
          IF we get the Duchene offer in March (trade deadline) would you as  a GM say “geez I can’t b/c i traded 3 low draft picks for a 3rd liner so i won’t take on a franchise type c now”
          come on you know things are fluid.

        • Cameron19

          Maneet4 Cameron19 Loric76 It doesn’t matter, because that opportunity isn’t going to arise…

        • Maneet4

          Cameron19 Maneet4 Loric76 I agree but am responding to a hypothetical.

      • Loric76

        Cameron19 Loric76 I was originally thinking Franson + Kadri + 2014 1st for Duchene, but I’m thinking that would be too much lol.  Plus COL really doesn’t  need another center.

        • Maneet4

          Loric76 Cameron19 WAY too much! Kadri is special and should not be traded for Duchene.

        • Loric76

          Maneet4 Loric76 Cameron19 exactly why I dropped the idea lol

        • Cameron19

          Loric76 Cameron19 You realize that Kadri out-performed Duchene on a winning team this year, right?

        • Loric76

          Cameron19 Loric76 yup, original thought was dumb, which is why I’m trying to figure out how to improve it

  • Jordan29

    You guys are fucked. MLHS is about 5 years old right now and the leafs are about to ice the best team in the 5 years, and now MLHS is about to construct the worst crowd ever compiled together in the 5 years. Please punch yourself in the ear if your one of these people. Good times are coming for this team. We are a 2nd-3rd round playoff team this year BOOK IT FUCKERS

    • Mind Bomb

      Jordan29  Wait who are you ? I know we have been here for 5 years :)

      P

      • Jordan29

        Mind Bomb Jordan29 IN ALL SERIOUSNESS YOU HAVE TO BE PUMPED UP ABOUT THIS LINEUP.

        • Mind Bomb

          Jordan29 Mind Bomb Me yes I am bro, but remember I am a defense first mentality, I wanted an upgrade on D. But yes, Bozak at 4 mil, reasonable, and Clarkson is a huge up grade, Bolland I will wait to see if he can stay healthy, 
          Your right all teasing aside, we are gonna beat our conference silly this year :)

        • Bobsyouruncle

          Jordan29 Mind Bomb You were pumped about our line-up 4 years ago too.   LOL

        • Mind Bomb

          Bobsyouruncle Jordan29 Mind Bomb  Hahahhaha

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Frattking

          Jordan29 Mind Bomb I can see the optimism in this line up. The young talent and draftees from the early Burke era are beginning to arrive and are meeting the current core that the Leafs hold (via trades, signings etc.) I’m with yea Jordan. This is not a dire situation

        • Jordan29

          Bobsyouruncle Jordan29 Mind Bomb Yes in a different way. This is close to a cup contending team and you negative morons dont even see it. Even on the american sites I frequently visit that have ripped and bashed the leafs no matter what are predicting them to win the conference next year. This is legit stuff happening now. You should hear the LA fans talk about Bernier and what the leafs look like. Its so weird seeing it

        • Bobsyouruncle

          Jordan29 Bobsyouruncle Mind Bomb One word….”Bosucks”.   FML

        • Jordan29

          Bobsyouruncle Jordan29 Mind Bomb WAH

    • peterbleafs

      Jordan29 ASIDE: think Jordan is back on those pills?

      • Mind Bomb

        peterbleafs Jordan29 Or off :)

    • wendelsway1

      Jordan29 Fucking Right, Jordan……I’m with ya, Bud  :)

    • wags31

      Jordan29 Thank-you…couldn’t have said it better myself !

      • Bobsyouruncle

        wags31 Jordan29 Then learn to speak for fuck sakes. Everyone here knows Jordan’s an ignoramus.   : )

  • Wilbur

    Thought it was interesting during Nonis’ media scrum that he was looking at the “next 18 – 24 months” in terms of building the team into a true contender. I think we have to look at today’s moves in that light…

    • ShotgunCharlie

      Wilbur in 18 – 24 months Clarkson will be useless

      • Wilbur

        ShotgunCharlie Wilbur I heard that 14 months from now Bobby Ryan is going to suffer a career ending injury…

    • 4evrblue

      Wilbur I agree, we have to look at todays moves in that light and throw any future beyond 48 months out the window

    • Jordan29

      Wilbur thats exactly what I said. 7 years is pathetic for clarkson if you expect to rebuild now. But Nonis obviously wants to make a run at a cup in the next 1-2-3 years. This team is built for that

      • Wilbur

        Jordan29 Wilbur Exactly. Nonis isn’t rebuilding. He’s building upon a foundation that was already laid. Piece by piece….

  • Jordan29

    E have two legit NHL top 6 lines, probably the best checking line in the league and a 4th line that may perform the first live NHL rape in history. Add in 2 solid young goalies and one with elite potential, man this is gonna be fun to watch

    • ShotgunCharlie

      Jordan29 cant check anyone if you are too slow to catch them

      • mcloki

        ShotgunCharlie Jordan29 Good thing all our guys are fast. and we have Barb Underwood to skate coach them.

      • mcloki

        ShotgunCharlie Jordan29 And how fast are you in the scrum after the whistle or  at the faceoff?

      • Mind Bomb

        ShotgunCharlie Jordan29  Charlie, we are not a slow team bro

  • wags31

    Nonis took less then a year to do what Burke couldn’t, sign or obtain a player to match Lucik in Boston. And he is a home town kid to boot !

    • ShotgunCharlie

      wags31 Are you kidding me? Clarkson couldnt hold Lucic’s jockstrap

      • wags31

        ShotgunCharlie wags31 ask Dion

      • Wilbur

        ShotgunCharlie wags31 Why would you want to hold Lucic’s jockstrap?

    • newkb

      Lucic will eat Clarkson alive again….like their previous fight. And no, Clarkson is no Lucic.

      • Jordan29

        newkb And orr will rape Lucic like he did before, then Mclaren will rape Thornton like he did before. I would take all 3 of those trade offs. Boston ant got shit on us SON

      • mcloki

        TheCanucksnaphook newkb Exactly the lineup to get to Clarkson is a lot longer now. Orr, MAcLaren, Frazer (who will be re signed) I don';t really think the Leafs will be backing down from much this year.

      • newkb

        Canucksnaphook
        Read the original post again…sounds like it.

      • ShotgunCharlie

        TheCanucksnaphook newkb wags1 did

      • newkb

        Boston still has Thornton and Chara….

    • Xxxxxnew

      What free agents have there been comparable to Lucic in the last four years.