Home 2013 Off-Season Joe Colborne re-signs with Leafs, Gunnarsson files for arbitration

Joe Colborne re-signs with Leafs, Gunnarsson files for arbitration

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Joe Colborne Traded

Joe Colborne, restricted free agent no longer, has re-signed with the Maple Leafs to a one-year, one-way contract valued at $600,000.

The Leafs remaining RFAs include Cody Franson, Carl Gunnarsson, Mark Fraser and Nazem Kadri. By handing out the one-way deal, Colborne came in at a pretty cheap hit of $600,000, leaving the Leafs with around $10 million in available cap space.

In related RFA news, Carl Gunnarsson has filed for player-elected salary arbitration while the two sides continue to negotiate a contract extension. Here are the two relevant sections of the CBA pertaining to player-elected arbitration:

Article 10.2:

(B) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Group 2 Player requests salary arbitration, or a Club requests salary arbitration, pursuant to Article 12, such Player will not be eligible to negotiate with any Club other than his Prior Club or sign an Offer Sheet pursuant to this Article 10, except as provided in Sections 12.3(a) and 12.10.

Article 12.9:

The party against whom a salary arbitration election was filed (i.e., the Club in Player-elected salary arbitration and the Player in Club-elected salary arbitration) shall elect in its brief whether the salary arbitration award shall be for a one or two-year SPC. Failure to make such an election shall be deemed to constitute an election for a one-year SPC. Notwithstanding the foregoing: (i) the Club or the Player, as the case may be, shall be entitled to elect only a one- year SPC if the Player is within one (1) year of attaining the age and experience level required for Group 3 Player status; and (ii) if the Player has attained or is within one (1) year of attaining the experience level required for Group 5 Player status and the Club has elected a two-year SPC, the Player may, at the end of the first year of such SPC, elect to void the second year of the SPC if the Player’s Paragraph 1 NHL Salary for the first League Year of such SPC is less than the Average League Salary for such League Year and, upon making such election, such Player shall (if he otherwise qualifies at such time) become a Group 5 Player and be entitled to the rights set out in Section 10.1(b).

Today was the deadline to file for arbitration. Cody Franson was the other arbitration-eligible RFA and elected not to file.

The Leafs have also signed Troy Bodie as their next Marlies add, after signing centerman Trevor Smith earlier in the week, as GM of the Marlies Dave Poulin works away at filling out the roster with a few veteran players with NHL experience to complement a young, prospect-heavy group going into next season. Brodie is a 28 year old, 6’4, 220-pound left winger who has split 107 NHL games on the fourth line between the Hurricanes and Ducks. Bodie was also briefly a Marlie before; in 2009-10 he played 16 games for the Marlies, putting up 4 goals and 6 assists.

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Jordan29
Jordan29

This must suck for Burke to watch right now that our team is exactly what he wanted it to be and it only took another 6-8 months. Fuck. Pure top 6 bottom 6 group and both top 6 can score and bang and both bottom 6 can skate and bang. This lineup is seriously going to surprise a lot of people thing year especially everyone who is all WAH lately

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

Wow I never usually follow any of this celebrity bullshit but this Bieber kid is from my dads hometown, he seems like quite the scumbag. Theres a video of him pissing in a mop bucket at a NYC restaurant. While his buddies yell SWAG nonetheless. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83409798/ I give him 2 years before he goes full Britney Spears/Lindsay Lohan and collapses into a drug coma.

Faalcon
Faalcon

Well, this tells me that the Leaf brass probably doesn't have high  hopes from Colborn panning out for us. So now if Colbo  performs, he will earn a contract next year and will have some leverage as a UFA and if does not he is gone. In simple terms Colbo has to either put up or be gone. Let's hope for the best.

ingy56
ingy56

Yet another bonehead baserunning mistake. This team can't execute fundamentals. 

rustynail
rustynail

5 Jets file for arbitration? wow

Jordan29
Jordan29

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER

My Custom Lineup
FORWARDS
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Phil Kessel ($5.400m) 
Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Nazem Kadri ($3.000m) / David Clarkson ($5.250m) 
Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Jay McClement ($1.500m) 
Frazer McLaren ($0.700m) / Joe Colborne ($0.600m) / Colton Orr ($0.925m) 
David Broll ($0.591m) / Trevor Smith ($0.550m) / 
DEFENSEMEN
Dion Phaneuf ($6.500m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.000m) 
Jake Gardiner ($1.117m) / Cody Franson ($3.000m) 
Mark Fraser ($0.900m) / John-Michael Liles ($3.875m) 
T.J. Brennan ($0.600m) / 
GOALTENDERS
Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m) 
James Reimer ($1.800m) 
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%) 
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,582,500; BONUSES: $300,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $17,500

Loric76
Loric76

now we just need the feats of strength, the Leafs will clean up lol

Tim Horton
Tim Horton

@Jordan29 aren't most teams getting away from top 6 bottom 6 and spreading the skill around.

ingy56
ingy56

@Tim Horton Or someone flat out punches his lights out, I guess Keeshawn Johnson came close to doing it. 

Jordan29
Jordan29

Good job Jordan, man you seem very smart and cool and stuff

Loric76
Loric76

@Tim Horton @Loric76 lol I was about to post that it's not even close...that guys from Cali and his tweet history has nothing hockey related in it.

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@rustynail @Burtonboy Seem to remember them saying they would be a budget team when they came into the league . I could be wrong 

Loric76
Loric76

@JMAC17 @Loric76 @Jordan29 I think we either sign the remaining RFA's to reasonable deals and barely squeeze under the cap, or Liles gets salary dumped with Nonis getting bent over a barrel in the deal.  Personally I'd rather the former.

JMAC17
JMAC17

@Loric76 @Jordan29 Think we are going to see a small move on the back end.  Liles goes and we get a vet guy to play with Fraser