UFA Day Open Thread

UFA Day Open Thread

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Here we go.

David Clarkson.. Stephen Weiss.. talk of 6 million dollars a year.. Tyler Bozak and his ludicrous contract demands.. Someone hold me.

Realistically, the Leafs will not be able to upgrade at center on the recently-bought-out Mikhail Grabovski via the free agent market. Dave Nonis, hopefully, has something better than Weiss or Bozak up his sleeve via trade. That will take time, and that’s fine. I’m worried but I can wait.

I would like to see Nonis make a clever add to the defence. Rob Scuderi is an interesting possibility on the backend (one that has been discussed for weeks now). He’s a right-handed vet who logged 21 minutes a game for LA last season (23 in the playoffs). If you believe 30-minutes-ago Dreger he’s coming to the Leafs. If you believe 15-minutes-ago Dreger he’s going back to Pittsburgh.

If Clarkson can be had at a reasonable price, I’ve already talked about how he would fill a need up front. Two Mimico boys, Bolland and Clarkson, united on the Leafs, with ‘Grababvski’ sent packing – It’d be a Don Cherry wetdream.

James Mirtle says we can expect to see a few RFAs re-signed today.

Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]

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DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Nonis is officially the worst GM in the league. Feaster can't even top this.

DWCMLHS
DWCMLHS

Man, it's just gonna be just wonderful when we regular buy-out Clarkson in 3 years...

New Leafs Dynasty
New Leafs Dynasty

4.2 mil for Bozak not that bad, but still not the best move in my opinion 

dannyrobes
dannyrobes

Why do you buy out Grabovski to sign Clarkson at the same price for 3 years longer? WHAT THE FUCK, NONIS?

Great Dane
Great Dane

Not bozak that is soooooooo depressing

Jordan29
Jordan29

I am VERY pleased with 

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JVR-Bozak-Kessel

Lupul-Kadri-Clarkson

Kulemin-Bolland-Mcclement

Thats 2 top scoing lines and a top checking line. We can compete with this easy

dannyrobes
dannyrobes

Burkie is sipping the biggest glass of whiskey and laughing in hysterics at Nonis right now.

Killer_93
Killer_93

who will be our 3rd line RW? 

JVR-Bozak-Kessel

Lupul-Kadri-Clarkson

Kulemin-Bolland-?

McLaren-McClemment-Orr

Jordan29
Jordan29

Bozak at under 4.5 is fair. Im happy

RielledUp
RielledUp

CLARKSON FOR 7 YEARS WHAT THE FUCK?

Cameron19
Cameron19

My insane hope for Clarkson is 7 years 30 million.  But you just know it's going to be 7 years at 5.5 or something absurd...

KingKadri
KingKadri

LOL I'm loving all the comments fly by on my screen!

Kinger4
Kinger4

If Bozak start off slow this season, he's gonna get booed so bad if we pay him to much! McCabe 2.0

.JVR.
.JVR.

471 people "listening" now.

My prediction of atleast double the 230 that were on here earlier has come true.
What's it gonna hit when the Clarkson deal is finalized?

Ratzshite
Ratzshite

@DWCMLHS just like you shaving your head because your going bald and telling people you did it on purpose Nonis had to work with what he had .

Leafbites
Leafbites

@DWCMLHS So, we have to put up with 3 years of your crap. Just Wonderful.

Ratzshite
Ratzshite

@dannyrobes because Garabagovski is inconsistent and can't win face offs like Bozie.

Killer_93
Killer_93

@dannyrobes clarkson knows his role. scoring around 20-30 goals... He also hits and fights

Komas Taberle
Komas Taberle

@Jordan29 Leafs have done well, Bozak and Clarkosn are great signings.

Geez look at what Boyd Gordon got and he couldn't even lace the skates of Bozak.

bear19
bear19

@dannyrobes  

Nonis isn't afraid to venture into waters Burke wouldn't.

 

Mike Bosse
Mike Bosse

@Araujo_DirtyAM well I've been crying for the Leafs to get this guy for 3 years now well I got my wish hope he Garry Roberts like and he can last till 36...I'm OK with Bozak but please involve him in the next 1C negotiation upgrade!  Now go get Jeff Shultz NONIS!

ingy56
ingy56

@wiski Ramo is a nice signing, very good goaltending prospect from Finland. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

@tmlfan 

I was hoping for under $4 million for Bozak

Jordan29
Jordan29

@wiski @Jordan29 People done realize how well it will work too with an older kadri and more then 5 games of Lupul and NOW Clarkson taking half the scoring duties

2minutes
2minutes

I said 4 years $17 mill, I could live with