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.

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

    boom

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    baby!

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    http://www.stream2watch.me/hockey/free-agent-frenzy-2013-live-stream

    • 1DERYRS

      Radar O’Rielly all I get is spam when i try to view this.. keeps telling me to update my media player

  • Tim Horton

    Its probably going to be Penner and Redden then call it a day

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

      Tim Horton STFU!

    • Loric76

      Tim Horton Wellwood & Coliacovo?

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

        Loric76 Tim Horton You can fuck right off!

        • ProfessorRance

          Radar O’Rielly Loric76 Tim Horton lol

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Is Stastny a Leaf yet??

    • MaxwellHowe

      Bon Scott was a Leaf fan We had him.  Marion.  It was so awesome.  That lightning can’t strike twice.

  • ProfessorRance

    TheCanucksnaphook Please god no.Be free Bozak be free!

    • bear19

      ProfessorRance TheCanucksnaphook  
      free Bozie!!

  • KingTon

    TheCanucksnaphook This good or bad?  Guess depends on what he’s asking for.

  • Pent_House

    TheCanucksnaphook bye bye

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    Cox, nobody gives a shit about wimbledon!

    • wiski

      Radar O’Rielly I just found out this year it wasn’t wimbleton 😉

  • wiski

    TheCanucksnaphook and they tripped

  • GeorgeCastanza

    2 minute warning!

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Stuck in the office on UFA day…..sucks ass!!
    I hope next year they go back to doing it on July 1st so I won’t have to be at work.

    • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

      Bastard!!  I’m sooooooooo jealous!!

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

        Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Medicinal :)

      • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

        You’re still a bastard (insert smiley face here).

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

        Bon Scott was a Leaf fan and Bon Scott was a hack! 😉

    • Cartsy

      TheCanucksnaphook Bon Scott was a Leaf fan might have to roll one up myself… good call

      • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

        Fuck me!!  Everyone’s getting high except me!!

      • Captain Morgan

        Cartsy TheCanucksnaphook Was that roll one off? LOL

      • 2minutes

        Wait we are all getting high again?

  • http://twitter.com/jmckelvie RielledUp

    Is TSN FA frenzy going to be streamed?

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

      RielledUp YES

      http://www.stream2watch.me/hockey/free-agent-frenzy-2013-live-stream

  • Pent_House

    alfie going to detroit LMAO

    • phaneufoundlander

      Pent_House a Crusty Wing

    • TonyMonaco

      Pent_House Unfortunately every time I think of that & start to laugh – I remember see Salming in the same uniform!  Poor pitiful me!  Can’t even laugh at the senaturds.

  • ProfessorRance

    TheCanucksnaphook First one is Alfie to Wings.

    • ProfessorRance

      TheCanucksnaphook ProfessorRance :(

  • Cameron19

    Alright Nonis, the floor is yours…

    • newkb

      Cameron19 Hopefully he falls through the floor and is only rescued next week..

  • GeorgeCastanza

    Everyone will be praised for overpaying….except the Leafs .

    • ProfessorRance

      GeorgeCastanza Makes sense to me.

  • lister

    And we’re off!!!

  • leafscapguru

    another run at Bozak, no turn around and run away from Bozak

  • Area49th

    NHL Connected ‏@NHLconnected https://twitter.com/NHLconnected/status/353181508917403649
    OK, free agent frenzy begins NOW. It’s team for some 2nd-line scorers to get 1st-line rich.

    • 2minutes

      Yup. If GMs would stop payng like idiots on UFA day, maybe these fringe scorers and grinders wouldn’t want so much and be holding out for free agency.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/NHLconnectedhttps://twitter.com/NHLconnected/status/353181757975179266
    OK, free agent frenzy begins now. It’s time for some 2nd-line scorers to get 1st-line rich.

  • Cameron19

    TheCanucksnaphook Ha, why would they wait until now to do that?

    • Loric76

      Cameron19 TheCanucksnaphook so they could pay UFA prices lol…it’s Wang

    • Cameron19

      TheCanucksnaphook Cameron19 I guess they had some hope of getting Emery for less.

    • Loric76

      Cameron19 TheCanucksnaphook likely ya

    • KingTon

      Cameron19 TheCanucksnaphook Maybe it was Nabokov that waited and he couldn’t get any better somewhere else.

      • Cameron19

        KingTon Cameron19 TheCanucksnaphook True. Good point.

  • KingTon

    TheCanucksnaphook Really, he signs back to that shit.

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

    https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/353181995137908738
    As expected Mikhail Grabovski cleared waivers, paving the way for buyout, now UFA

    • ProfessorRance

      ingy56 You suck Kypreos. Got my damn hopes up.

      • ProfessorRance

        TheCanucksnaphook ProfessorRance ingy56 Agreed.

  • tmlfan

    Per previous https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HIInfo&src=hashhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23Oilers&src=hash and Ference is now official. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DoneDeal&src=hashhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23Edmonton&src=hash

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/TSNRyanRishaughttps://twitter.com/TSNRyanRishaug/status/353182128156061696
    All players clear waivers

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

      wiski Dreger: All players going to Pittsburgh.

  • Doorman

    Check List !
    24 Beers Check
    Pepperoni Check
    Pickled Eggs Check
    Punching Bag Check
    Good to Go!!!

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

      Doorman No Bingo Babe?

      • Doorman

        ingy56 Doorman Thats tonight get with the program!!!  I will see you in the morning bring some new watch towers will ya!!!  lol

    • wiski

      Doorman Bingo dabber?

    • Doorman

      TheCanucksnaphook Doorman Id rather have WW!!!  WTF is she???

    • Uncle Otis

      TheCanucksnaphook Doorman 
      Don’t you have a horse to milk?

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    Clowns and Octopi

    • Area49th

      Radar O’Rielly cloctopi

  • dlb eh

    Lupul is 5.25
    I’m ok if Clarkson gets that much in TOR, as long as there are more important moves made

    • Cameron19

      dlb eh Lupul has been PPG though, while providing more leadership than Clarkson is often attributed.

      • dlb eh

        Cameron19 dlb eh 
        does not matter to me

    • darthNihilus

      dlb eh so Clarkson is worth half that

      • dlb eh

        darthNihilus dlb eh 
        not to me

  • GeorgeCastanza

    So if sens overpay for Clarkson, it’s OK because Alphie left. What a joke.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/dantencer
    As per https://twitter.com/Bob_Stauffer the Oilers have been informed they are out of the running for David Clarkson
    .

    • ProfessorRance

      Burtonboy Make your choice already you bum!

      • DJBrianBurke

        ProfessorRance Burtonboy Yeah, we’re ass to ankles back here.

  • ProfessorRance

    Brunner on the market. I like that.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/mbrownSN590
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Isles&src=hash sign Evgeny Nabokov to a one-year deal

  • http://twitter.com/jmckelvie RielledUp

    Ribeiro to PHX

    • Cameron19

      RielledUp Ha, called that in the last thread, if true.  1/2 so far.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    Between Ott and Tor

  • KingTon

    If Clarkson really wanted TO, the clock would have struck noon and done deal.

    • Alec Brownscombe

      KingTon Sounds like he’s informing the teams he’s not coming to.. let’s just see here boys.

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

    TheCanucksnaphook 20 minutes from now Nypreos claims an exclusive that the Oilers are out on Clarkson.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    https://twitter.com/SInowhttps://twitter.com/SInow/status/353181489032204289
    Report: Bruins hired guard to keep Tyler Seguin from partying http://t.co/2YN3LxxGGX

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

      Radar O’Rielly Problem is it was Justin Bieber.

  • GeorgeCastanza

    Scratch Ferrence off the list.

    • Loric76

      TheCanucksnaphook GeorgeCastanza yep fuck him

  • Jordan29

    So scuderi is going back to Pitts?

  • Uncle Otis

    Fastest 100 comments ever.
    Can’t ……keep …..up

  • ProfessorRance

    Come on Calgary sign Bozak already.

  • tmlfan

    Brunner is a FA? If he was a couple years younger he’d be my number one pick…

  • Cameron19

    Ference to Edmonton.

  • skippysleafs

    what about mason raymond

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/JSportsnethttps://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/353183683198451713
    Andrew Ference signs with Edmonton

    • ShotgunCharlie

      wiskithe numbers on that one arent all that bad

  • ShotgunCharlie

    k so if Clarkson gets 5.5 million.  would anyone here have done a clarkson for grabo trade straight up before yesterday?

    • darthNihilus

      ShotgunCharlie probably not

    • DWCMLHS

      Oh god no

      • KingTon

        DWCMLHS you didn’t even have to answer.

        • ShotgunCharlie

          KingTon DWCMLHS THAT is why the Grabo buyout is shit

        • KingTon

          ShotgunCharlie KingTon DWCMLHS I thought most were figuring Grabo was bought out to give Bozak big money.  Why is it Clarkson we are comparing to Grabo.  This Grabo crap needs to stop.

  • Area49th

    The dam broke, but only a trickle came out

  • mlclearwater

    Ahhhhhhh

  • Cameron19

    From Sports Illustrated:

    This trade might not be popular among all Bruins fans, who envisioned Seguin as a future superstar. But he might go down as a player who squandered his great gifts. Multiple sources said the 21-year-old Seguin crossed the line this season with reckless partying.
    It apparently got so bad that during the playoffs, the Bruins ordered Seguin to live in a hotel, where a guard was hired to make sure he stayed in his room.

    • Mike Bosse

      Cameron19 thank you Boston

    • MaxwellHowe

      Cameron19 Texas has extremely lax firearms laws.  Have fun Tyler.

    • GeorgeCastanza

      Cameron19 haha.  It all comes down to Seguin’s name tatooed on his arm.  The writing was on the wall…or arm.