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

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Joe Colborne Traded
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.

  • Bernier_The_Boats

    Glad to see Bodie with be with the Marlies protecting our pipeline…

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/reporterchris
    Joe Colborne gets a one-way deal with https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leafs&src=hash worth $600,000
    .

    • Pent_House

      Burtonboy jeeeeeeez great work Leafs. I was sure it was going to be 1M.

      • Burtonboy

        Pent_House Burtonboy Thats a show me deal

        • Pent_House

          Burtonboy Pent_House I think that’s great for both sides. It’s still a massive raise for Big Joe with the 1-way and means he should be in the show too, and we get him on the cheap. At the end of the day, it’s still a 1000% raise for Joe from 60,000.

        • Burtonboy

          Pent_House Burtonboy Yep .

        • Mind Bomb

          Burtonboy Pent_House True but it will be hard to show on the 4th line :)

        • Pent_House

          Mind Bomb Burtonboy Pent_House guys will get banged up over the course of 82 games. He’ll have his chance.

        • Mind Bomb

          Pent_House Burtonboy  He does not need the money bro, I believe his family is loaded, he is playing for the fun and cause its the greatest thing to do.

        • Pent_House

          Mind Bomb Pent_House Burtonboy Family maybe loaded but who know’s if they are giving him any money beyond some basics. I’m sure he’s happy to make his own money.

        • Mind Bomb

          Pent_House Mind Bomb Burtonboy  Aye good point I would want my own, I was just meant that he can afford to not fight for a few extra K, I dont imagine it was that tough of a sell For Nonis is all. Some Guys like say Fraser who is older, does not have anything to fall back on, the difference from 600 to 900 K is probably a bigger deal to him.

    • Bernier_The_Boats

      -Keon- very true…

      • RP

        Bernier_The_Boats -Keon- but even if he gets sent down to the A, he won’t count against the cap, so there’s very little risk from the leafs perspective.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/reporterchris
    Carl Gunnarsson has filed for player-elected salary arbitration with https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leafs&src=hash. Sides continue to talk about longer-term extension.

    • Pent_House

      Burtonboy Get him locked-up NoNo this guy is crucial to our D.

      • Burtonboy

        Pent_House Burtonboy I like they are talking longer tern extension

        • Pent_House

          Burtonboy Pent_House Me too, he’s an integral piece to the D, and he’s still young. Good thing with electing arbitration is that he can’t be offer-sheeted.

        • Burtonboy

          Pent_House Burtonboy Can you even offer sheet after today ? I don’t think you can.

    • TOHockeyNut

      Burtonboy All the RFA Defense may end up filing.

      • Burtonboy

        TOHockeyNut Burtonboy Only one more can ( Franson )

        • Pent_House

          Burtonboy TOHockeyNut Does Kadri have Arbitration rights BB?

        • Burtonboy

          Pent_House Burtonboy TOHockeyNut Not as far as I know. Just coming off his ELC

  • Bernier_The_Boats

    $600 000…perfect signing…might help get the other guys what they were looking for….

  • MaxwellHowe

    Certainly hope Joe C gets a fair opportunity with the Leafs next year

    • TOHockeyNut

      MaxwellHowe Do or die year for him I would think.

      • Pent_House

        TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe wtf? lol

        • TOHockeyNut

          Pent_House TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe He will be 24 in January. If he can’t get to be a regular in the line up this year he just may never get there. He has not been able to translate his game to the NHL at this point.

        • Pent_House

          TOHockeyNut Pent_House MaxwellHowe The guy has 16 NHL games under his belt. He still qualifies for the Calder trophy next year…I’m pretty sure he’s far from a make or break point in his career. Getting the 1-way and based on his play-off performance I’m pretty sure he’s going to be with the big club from now on.

        • Loric76

          Pent_House TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe ya but what has he done for me lately?  His last Leafs game was 3 months ago lol

        • TOHockeyNut

          Pent_House TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe Hey I hope he can stick with the club and can develop into what the Leafs management and all of us hoped. I am just saying every year that passes bye the odds go down. I was not saying his career would be over Geez, just that he may fall out of the Leafs plans. We are a little sensitive over big Joe aren’t we.

        • Loric76

          TOHockeyNut Pent_House MaxwellHowe “every year that passes by the odds go down” is vastly different than “do or die year”, so no it’s not being over sensitive as much as exagerating the facts.  
          I get your point tho – just remember that not everyone develops at the same rate, and this kid was still growing in height 18 months ago.  Takes a while to get over the clumsiness that comes with limb lengths changing day-to-day.

      • Jimmy Keating

        TOHockeyNutMaxwellHoweHe acquitted himself very well in the playoffs against apretty good opponent. He’s still developing and hasn’t nearly reached his peak.

  • Eye of the Tiger

    We are going to be surprised at the lower than expected RFA signings all across the league, the money is running out.

    • RP

      Eye of the Tiger yes, rfa’s have very little leverage. barring an offer sheet or unexpected offer sheet, the leafs should be able to sign all of their rfa’s to short-term deals, at the very least (though, they will be tight against the cap).

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Refresh

    • Loric76

      Alec Brownscombe and if we refuse to?

      • mORRganRielly

        Loric76 Alec Brownscombe Then I hit the ban button I don’t actually have (i just like clicking on things).

  • Area49th

    Signings are happening throughout league. Lots could get done today

  • ErikGruber

    -Keon- Would be nice if they could unload Liles for a 2nd round pick and package it for a cheaper 4-5-6 D

  • mcloki

    -Keon- Not that many teams need that kind of salary. And why would they do the Leafs a favour without sending a nice prospect along. This is just fucking brutal.

  • mcloki

    This must be the most maddening part for the Leafs. They make all the money in the world and can’t use it to keep their players. I hope it all gets worked out.

    • Jimmy Keating

      mcloki The cap will go up by quite a bit in the next 2 years—perhaps as high as 80m, which would be advantage=Leafs.

      • Davwud

        Jimmy Keating mcloki Don’t be so sure about that. Keep an eye on the Canadian dollar.40% of revenue comes in CDN$. If the Loonie takes a beating, the cap won’t climb much.

        • Jimmy Keating

          Davwud Jimmy Keating mcloki Why would the dollar fall right now?

        • Kouba

          Jimmy Keating Davwud mcloki Beacuse of unpredictable events?

        • Davwud

          Jimmy Keating Davwud mcloki It was at 94¢ this morning. In a couple years if it’s down to 75¢ or something like that. Cap won’t be that high.

        • Jimmy Keating

          Davwud Jimmy Keating mcloki  
          The unstable events would be American based, if I were a betting man. Canada still has one of the most stable economies in the G8, year in and year out.

        • Jimmy Keating

          Davwudmcloki 
          Currency Unit
          CAD per Unit
          Units per CAD
          USD United States Dollars
          1.0501810861
          0.9522167302

        • Davwud

          Jimmy Keating Davwud mcloki Up a bit then.

        • Burtonboy

          Davwud Jimmy Keating mcloki All reports I’ve heard is they expect it to return to parity next yr.

  • RP

    -Keon-  ErikGruber I have a hard time believing a team will give up anything of value for JML. He has a modified NTC, Carlyle had him in the press box towards the end of the year and most teams are feeling the cap crunch. The best option would have been to use a regular buyout on him (well, the best option would have been to keep Grabo and use the compliance buyout on JML, but I digress)
    http://www.capgeek.com/buyout-calculator/?player_id=553

    • Jimmy Keating

      @RP -Keon- ErikGruber Regular buyout counts against the cap. So, there’s that.

      • RP

        Jimmy Keating That’s true, it’s robbing Peter to pay Paul, but if the cap is presumably going to go up next year, I think it’s a decent option. The cap penalty would have been just $875,000 this year.

    • ErikGruber

      @RP -Keon- ErikGruber mcloki  I don’t know why people are saying they would rather use the compliance buyout on Liles for cap space reasons. Grabo had a bigger cap hit than Liles. So it gave them more cap to work with. But anyways, aren’t the Isles the team with the most cap room? Is there a team Liles would go to that has enough room and a need for an offensive specialist?

      • RP

        ErikGruber -Keon- mcloki Buy out grabo at 5.5m to sign Bozak at 4.2m – that only saved 1.3m with respect to the cap. Using a compliance  buy-out on JML would have saved 3.875m (less the cost to replace him).

      • ErikGruber

        @RP Yeah that makes sense. I wonder why Carlyle wouldn’t use him in a more offensive role. That’s pretty much why they did it, right? No sense in having a player the coach won’t use. Then again. He didn’t use JM that much either. This is a tough transition to a different system of hockey than what Wilson was using. Especially with the cap coming down.

      • RP

        ErikGruber Carlyle seems to have his favorites and roles entrenched in stone. He definitely misused Grabo and JML would have been much more useful somewhere in the top 6 than Koska or Holzer. That’s probably why Nonis targeted Bolland and Clarkson, to give Carlyle players he’ll actually use.

  • Loric76

    So is there an English version article 12.9?

    • wiski

      Loric76 sign what you’re offered or we’ll fuck you up. 😉

  • Knights2Leafs

    Good for Colborne.  I bet he agreed to sign low this year on the promise that next year they will “adjust” his salary to reward him for signing low.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/355069829092343808
    Leafs have signed forwards Joe Colborne and Troy Bodie to one-year contracts.   So is that a one way for big joe

    • Jimmy Keating

      wiski From above:

      http://mapleleafshotstove.com/roster/joe-colborne/, restricted free agent no longer, has re-signed with the http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ to a one-year, one-way contract valued at $600,000.

      • wiski

        Jimmy Keating wiski cool, cheap aswell

        • Jimmy Keating

          wiski Jimmy Keating Didn’t you read the article from above?

        • wiski

          Jimmy Keating wiski I started at article 10.2

  • http://twitter.com/jmckelvie RielledUp

    “Hey Joe, we see you in the long term picture but were pretty fucked for money. Can we sign you to 600K this year until the cap goes up? I’ll even give you double per-diem on road trips”

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

      TheCanucksnaphook RielledUp “Here’s my dessert then”…Kessel: ” What?… wait a minute…”

    • Reimocerous

      TheCanucksnaphook RielledUp If we “happen” to drop a roll of 100’s by the gym door today, you found it free and clear, alright? Probably around 3:00 this afternoon.

      • Loric76

        Reimocerous TheCanucksnaphook RielledUp Phook’ll be there

  • Knights2Leafs

    TheCanucksnaphook 
    Hopefully Nonis remembers that next year.

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

    TheCanucksnaphook One-way deal brought him down I guess, from what I understand he doesn’t need the money either.

    • Loric76

      ingy56 TheCanucksnaphook it doesn’t matter if he needs the money or not.  He’s still going to get as much as he can.  Wouldn’t you?

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

        Loric76 ingy56 TheCanucksnaphook For sure.

  • Area49th

    Hockey Buzz Eklund ‏@Eklund https://twitter.com/Eklund/status/355071272859877377
    Tuukka Rask has signed an extension with bruins. 56 Million. 8years x 7 per.

    • Loric76

      Area49th lol Philly and Boston salary dump trades coming up

    • jimmyg65

      Area49th That ones going to haunt them in the years to come. One groin or knee injury and that contract is a dud.

    • Kouba

      Area49th When the next lockout is terminated, teams will need at least four amnesty buyouts.

      • mcloki

        They’ll go to a luxury tax. Which is a better system.

    • Black_Hawk

      Area49th man thats a lot

  • Greg Fenton

    Shift_Disturber1 Me too, I thought he’d get more. Certainly didn’t think he’d take a $275,000 dollar pay cut. 
    Though I guess with only 18 games of NHL experience he doesn’t have much of a position to bargain from.

  • Greg Fenton

    -Keon- Could be, though that would indicate that he and/or the LEafs expect him to be in the AHL, not the NHL.

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

    https://twitter.com/wyshynskihttps://twitter.com/wyshynski/status/355072596972290048
    New Puck Daddy: David Perron traded to Edmonton Oilers for Magnus Paajarvi, pick http://t.co/B8mKS25MbN

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

      Radar O’Rielly That’s not a bad trade for the Oilers.

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

        ingy56 Radar O’Rielly Helps the blues sign Pietroangelo

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

          Radar O’Rielly ingy56 Yes, that too.

    • Kouba

      Radar O’Rielly It almost looks like STL knows that one more hit finishes it all.

    • Black_Hawk

      Radar O’Rielly solid deal for both teams

  • Wilbur

    I only heard it in passing but I believe Fan590 just said in their update that the Leafs are currently working on a long-term deal for Gunnar…I know, kinda stating the obvious…

    • TOHockeyNut

      -Keon- Fraser Gunner and Franson are all eligible for Salary Arbitration. Let’s hope deals can be reached before any hearings. Fraser has already stated that he is filing, but no word on Franson yet.

  • Black_Hawk

    Great job on Colbourn. Solid signing at 600,000

  • Black_Hawk

    And who is Troy Brodie?

    • Black_Hawk

      -Keon- ok cool

    • Burtonboy

      -Keon- Played for the Marlied before I think .

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    TheCanucksnaphook -Keon- did you see that thunderous hit Broll laid down at the far end of the rink during the second period?

    • Loric76

      TheCanucksnaphook Dangle_My_Berries how’d granberg look (before and after that hit, if it changed lol)

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      TheCanucksnaphook Dangle_My_Berries Nilsson also had a nice one at centre ice

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      TheCanucksnaphook Dangle_My_Berries Leivo, Rielly, Broll and Connor Brown, also felt that the goalie Gibson looked pretty good.

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      TheCanucksnaphook Dangle_My_Berries and tessa….god that girls is gorgeous ; )

  • Black_Hawk

    TheCanucksnaphook yeah great job

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

    Shit Ziggy went over to the enemy!

    • Black_Hawk

      Radar O’Rielly to who?

      • Kouba

        Black_Hawk Radar O’Rielly rochester

    • Pent_House

      Radar O’Rielly He’s washed up.

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

        Pent_House Radar O’Rielly Better stay clear of Cherry

  • Wilbur

    Leafs can make a killing if they start selling jerseys with every possible spelling of Big Joe’s last name 😉

  • Black_Hawk

    Nice now we have Naz at 3-3.5M, Franson at 3-4M, and Gunnar at 3-4M to sign.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    leafscapguru wrote: 
    “krejci 5.2 mil or grabo 5.5, lupul 5.2mil or grabo 5.5, Horton 5.3 mil or grabo 5.5, kessel 5.4 mil or grabo 5.5, boby ryan 5.1 mil or grabo 5.5, Tavares 5.5mil or grabo 5.5,  these points alone tell you that Grabo was wayyyyyy over paid and the reason why he was bought out!  And if you tell me that any of these guys are not better than Grabo, then your on drugs!”   
    and:   
    “funny that no Grabo lovers has a comeback to my last comment”  
    Where to start? 
    First my concern about Grabovski is the wasted asset aspect of Coach Idiot’s actions, not whether Grabs would be on the team this year. So although I could appreciate the little nub I don’t fit the Grabo lover title as you mean it. My concern is prudent asset management while making improvements to the team.   
    The discussion before you posted this, was about the play-making ability of Bozak and Grabovski, not about whether Grabovski was overpaid or “better than these guys”. You’ve gone off on a tangent that no one was talking about and into something that is of no concern to me. Although you seem quite proud of yourself even though you brought up a totally irrelevant topic. Happens here all the time, people can’t seem to stay on point once the original statement has been debunked. 
    So let me spell it out for you. No one was talking about whether Grabs was overpaid. That’s not even something worth arguing about. In fact you might have a hard time finding someone here, including myself, who didn’t think he was overpaid at $5.5M. I would have liked to see that deal come in at approx. $4.5M. But that was the cost of doing business with a UFA and I don’t expect you will try to make a case that there aren’t a lot of UFA players who have been over paid. Nature of the beast.  
    But lets take look at this statement anyway.    
    Does it even make a legitimate point?  Don’t think so.   
    Krejci, Ryan, Kessel and Tavares were all RFA and did not have the hammer in negotiations. Better to compare what they get in their UFA deals which I expect will be larger. Who doesn’t think Kessel will get $7/8M no matter how you cut the mustard with “hometown discount”, NMC/NTC etc. factored in. Tavares anywhere near $5.5M When he goes UFA? What do you think?   
    Horton will take a few years to judge that deal.  
    Lupul probably comes in a bit low although this was a new level of play for him and we can say that he took some kind of discount to stay somewhere he was comfortable not to mention that injury possibilities would be a consideration.   
    So the examples you used were out of context with the irrelevant point you were trying to make. Way to  go. Nice try but no cigar.   
    But to end on an uplifting and positive note that should make us all feel good,   
    WE GOT BOZAK!!!!!!    WE GOT BOZAK!!!!!!    WE GOT BOZAK!!!!!!!!!!!    …..yippee

    • Pent_House

      Bobsyouruncle I think it’s time to get over the grabo thing already… lol

      • lukethenuke

        Pent_House Bobsyouruncle gra- who?

      • Loric76

        Pent_House Bobsyouruncle agreed.  Just drop it already

    • Reimocerous

      Bobsyouruncle Move on, nothing to see here.

      • Wilbur

        Reimocerous Bobsyouruncle These aren’t the droids you’re looking for…

    • Numbersgame

      Wow that was this morning/afternoon’s conversation on the other post, you had to copy and paste it, as well have 4-5 hours to come up with that. Sad, move on bud Grabo is gone and he ain’t coming back.

      • Bobsyouruncle

        Numbersgame Can you read?

  • ibeatoffalot

    Who,s this bobsadouchebag fella?

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

    Grabo to the Canes.https://twitter.com/JoshRimerHockey
    Been told that the Hurricanes have had NO DISCUSSIONS with Jagr or Grabovski. Things could change as they like Grabovski.

    😉

    • Kouba

      Radar O’Rielly So who was the guy they were talking to so far, Morrow?

    • Black_Hawk

      Radar O’Rielly is it done?

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

        Black_Hawk Radar O’Rielly not even close.  Just chatter

        • Black_Hawk

          Radar O’Rielly Black_Hawk lol

    • Loric76

      Radar O’Rielly of course they like him, he’s an ex Leaf

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

      -Keon- I hear there’s a guy who used to coach the Leafs that lives nearby. Prickly fellow with a bad record, his name escapes me.

  • mcloki

    Don Cherry is going to Bo on McCowans show. Don’t know when.

  • Zep2

    Nice to see Joe get his  one way deal . Its show me time. I thought he was quicker and stonger last year.
    He still needs to get used to the pace of playing NHL hockey an . All the tools are there though

  • Black_Hawk

    Cherry says bozak is overpaid

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

      Black_Hawk yet he cooks ziggys sock.

      • Black_Hawk

        Radar O’Rielly Black_Hawk lol funny guy

    • Greg Fenton

      Black_Hawk Does anyone really care what Cherry thinks?

      • Black_Hawk

        Greg Fenton Black_Hawk he’s funny

        • Greg Fenton

          Black_Hawk Greg Fenton hes an idiot.

        • Loric76

          Black_Hawk Greg Fenton so is Eklund.

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

    Bruins over the cap now.

    • Black_Hawk

      ingy56 Might as well send us Bergeron now

      • wiski

        Black_Hawk ingy56 He would put us over 😉

    • TOHockeyNut

      ingy56 Not really. Take out Savard’s cap hit and they are OK. Same with Philly taking out Pronger’s cap hit. These guys are on permanent LTIR.

      • mcloki

        Just another way to circumvent the cap.

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

        TOHockeyNut ingy56 Yes, they are at 22 players, one more to sign then, maybe two.

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

    https://twitter.com/mORRganRiellyhttps://twitter.com/mORRganRielly/status/355077727994392577
    Alzner and Gunnarsson are eerily similar. Similar PPG totals, quality defense, etc. Only big difference is that Capital brought two UFA yrs.

    • Black_Hawk

      ingy56 I would love to give Gunner Alzner’s contract

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

        Black_Hawk ingy56 Definitely, don’t know if Gunner would though :-)

        • Black_Hawk

          ingy56 Black_Hawk lol hopefully the Arbitrator does

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

          Black_Hawk ingy56 He’ll settle before then, guys that file are just covering their bases.

        • Black_Hawk

          ingy56 Black_Hawk hopefully we get him at close to alzners

        • Loric76

          Black_Hawk ingy56 I’m sure alzner will be the comparible

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

          Black_Hawk ingy56 I would have thought $3 million was a fair number before so yeah, anywhere around Alzner’s deal would be fine.

        • Black_Hawk

          ingy56 Black_Hawk yeah i was hoping for $3 M

  • Wilbur

    Not to belabour the Grabo back-story (I’m happy with NoNo’s moves so far) but when the hell did it become the coach’s responsibility to “manage assets” in so far as trade value. I’ve seen a few folks on here not happy about RC’s asset management of Grabo and heard an MSMer go on a radio rant about it two days ago stating RC killed Grabo’s trade value. Last I checked, “asset management” was not part of a coach’s responsibility. I wanna see some moron MSMer ask Torts about asset management after a loss :)

    • Loric76

      Wilbur great point

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

    https://twitter.com/koshtorontosunhttps://twitter.com/koshtorontosun/status/355078113983606784
    Hockey Canada announces Rielly, MacKinnon, Drouin, Reinhart will not play in world jr . ex. games in Lake Placid in August. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash

    • Loric76

      ingy56 will not?  why?

      • Pent_House

        Loric76 ingy56 They’re all locks to make the canadian team if they aren’t in the NHL

        • Loric76

          Pent_House Loric76 ingy56 ah I just clued in that “ex.” meant exhibition lol.

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

        Loric76 ingy56 No idea, probably because they want to be ready for their NHL camps and don’t want to risk injury, plus they can play some lesser prospects and give them a look.

    • mcloki

      Nice to see Rielly in that company.

  • Black_Hawk

    I hope MPS becomes the next nashlund in St. Louis so EDM loses this trade

  • Burtonboy

    So it seems Franson didn’t file for Arb . Hopefully that means they are close to a deal

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

      Burtonboy Is today a deadline to file?

      • Burtonboy

        ingy56 Burtonboy Yep

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

          Burtonboy ingy56 Interesting.

        • Loric76

          Burtonboy ingy56 sweet

        • wiski

          Burtonboy ingy56 when are the hearings starting?

        • Numbersgame

          So if they go into arbitration they are safe from offer sheets?

        • wiski

          Burtonboy ingy56 never mind LFL posted it

      • LeafsForLife

        ingy56BurtonboyThe deadline for Club-Elected Salary Arbitration notification is July
        11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Hearings will be held in Toronto from July 22
        to August 6, 2013.

  • Burtonboy

    21 PLAYERS ELECT SALARY ARBITRATIONhttp://www.nhlpa.com/news/21-players-elect-salary-arbitration

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/355080218924425216
    Gunnarsson will likely have a pretty strong case in arbitration. They look at comparables in part based on ice time for stay-at-home types.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Training Camp Videos Up.
    http://mapleleafshotstove.com/video/

    • Black_Hawk

      DeclanK thanks

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

    Is Naz arbitration eligible?

    • TOHockeyNut

      ingy56 No one more year for him to be eligibe.

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

        TOHockeyNut ingy56 Ok, thanks.

  • Area49th

    ESPN NHL coverage ‏@ESPN_NHL https://twitter.com/ESPN_NHL/status/355081529854136322
    Boston Bruins give prospects Twitter training
    haha

    • mcloki

      Are they just smashing their phones. Lol

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

      Area49th Horses out in field, barn door open.

  • Wilbur

    Listened to Jimmy Hughes’ comments again about Rielly. It really is going to be a tough decision for the Leafs and not just because of Rielly’s abilities. How well will the kid be served going back to play against 16 and 17 year olds vs staying in TO? Pros and cons either way but neither way is ideal.

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

      Wilbur I vote junior, never seen this work in Toronto once. In a smaller market maybe, but Toronto is a different story.

      • Wilbur

        ingy56 Wilbur Yeah, I’m guessing he’ll be going back for lot’s of reasons but none of them will have anything to do with his play/development requiring him to be in the juniors. This is one of those times when that rule that doesn’t allow the player to join the AHL really sucks…

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

          Wilbur ingy56 You kind of have to feel for the junior team operators too though, they need players like Reilly to improve their teams and their gates.

      • wiski

        ingy56 Wilbur I think they try him for nine games, depends what happens with the other signings.

      • mcloki

        Junior but get him a trade to a better team.

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

        ingy56 Wilbur Consider that he was a steal at #5. Other teams had him as the best prospect in the draft (eg: Carolina). How many 1st overall picks make teams without playing another year of junior? Draft year +2 isn’t that crazy of a stretch for him.

        • theacs1966

          DeclanK ingy56 Wilbur He’s a Leaf next yr, he has nothing more to prove at the Junior level, he turns 20 during the season, he’ll be 19.5 when the season starts.  They can lend him to team Canada.  He’ll be a little stronger, a little faster by the time the season starts, he’s already played against bigger faster stronger men in the A plus some playoff games.  Put him with NHL player who will be in the spot he passes the puck to and who will hit him with the pass every time.  There will be some growing pains for sure but he’s too good a talent to throw back to junior to play with kids.

  • Savo43

    Can’t believe St Louis traded Perron for Paajarvi and a 2nd. Blues got ripped.

    • Burtonboy

      Savo43 Salary dump.

      • Savo43

        Burtonboy Savo43 Well im aware of that (even though he only makes 3.8m for the next 3 years), but he’s one of their best players. Horrible trade for them. Perhaps they’re opening up space to acquire Phaneuf, or just to resign Stewart in Pietrangelo, regardless though they’re in the bottom 5 in league cap.

      • Savo43

        Burtonboy Savo43 Pietrangelo must be askin’ for 6+ and im guessing Stewart wants north or 4. Guess it makes sense. Shitty for them.

        • Burtonboy

          Savo43 Burtonboy Petro is reported to looking for north of 7

        • Great Dane

          Burtonboy Savo43 Let get them both

        • Savo43

          Burtonboy Savo43 Gbuzz. Thats a lot.

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

    -Keon- I forget his name, something about 1400 games coached, lives in the Carolinas. He’s been expunged from my memory.

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

      -Keon- Naw, you were talking about the Carolina Leafs, he’d fit right in.

    • Area49th

      ingy56 -Keon- Think he was in that Tom Hanks movie

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

        Area49th ingy56 -Keon- I can’t talk about him any more, my therapist advises against it.