Weekend Links

Weekend Links

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The dog days have officially set in. A preseason countdown clock will soon be installed in the sidebar for everyone to stare at. For now, some links for your weekend:

‘We’re in conversation’: Leafs, Kadri continue contract talks

Leafs could be in ‘dicey’ spot with prospect Morgan Rielly
Leafs management really seems to think Rielly has nothing left to gain in junior.

Maple Leafs’ David Bolland remembers well Honda Indy’s roar

Wendel says Leafs fans will love Clarkson
It’s already a big enough contract to live up to, these Wendel comparisons aren’t doing anybody any good.

Mirtle: Wendel Clark comparisons unfair to David Clarkson
Well he picked the number 71… I guess he’s embraced it.

Percy looking to impress at prospect camp

Ex-Leaf Dominic Moore opens up after wife’s death
Good to hear he’s doing better and is ready to return to hockey.

Hometown Boy David Clarkson Excited to Play for the Toronto …
And Toronto’s excited for their next Clark (…).

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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545 comments
LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

That friggen Bill Watters is knob gobbler. Cant stand that guy. I stopped watching sportsnet because of him. Of course, its not any better now but just cant tolerate the idiocy Watters brought to the TV. I wish he would make like a bird and flock off.

Anyone that thinks the Leafs will be better off without Phaneuf without getting the same calibre defenceman or better in return is in the same category as Watters.

Savo43
Savo43

To COL: Gunnarsson, Colborne, Ashton To Tor: Stastny

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JVR-Stastny-Kessel

Lupul-Kadri-Clarkson

Kulemin-Bozak-Bolland

D'Amigo-McClement-McLaren

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Gardiner-Phaneuf

Fraser-Franson

Rielly-Granberg

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Bernier

Reimer

Savo43
Savo43

To NJ:

Phaneuf  

Colborne

3rd

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To Tor:

Henrique

Larsson

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JVR-Henrique-Kessel

Lupul-Kadri-Clarkson

Kulemin-Bozak-Bolland

D'amigo-McClement-Orr

McLaren

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Gunnarsson-Larsson

Gardiner-Franson

Fraser-Granberg

Rielly-Blacker

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Bernier/Reimer

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We'd suddenly have replenished all the speed we'd lost. 

.JVR.
.JVR.

I may have gotten too much sun today, but what does everybody think about possibly bringing in Jagr?


He's over 35, so he could technically sign a deal with a base salary of $600K and then have $5 million in different bonuses, much like the deal Iginla signed with Boston.


His cap hit for this season would only be $600K and any of the bonuses he reaches would go against the cap next year and it's gonna be going up anyway.  It'd definitely suck if he reached all his bonuses and we were stuck with a $5 million cap hit next season and no player, but that's a chance I'd be willing to take:


JVR   -   Bozak   -   Kessel

Lupul   -   Kadri   -   Clarkson/Jagr

Kulemin   -   Bolland   -   Jagr/Clarkson

McLaren   -   McClement   -   Orr

(Colborne, D'Amigo, Ashton)


mike_84
mike_84

Just looking over the NJ roster and other then henrique there really isnt much there that would work in a Dion deal.

Irishfanman
Irishfanman

Hmmm...just went to capgeek to see what UFA centers are still available...top 5 in order of last years earned salary.

Grabovski

Connolly

Antropov

Lombardi

Malhotra

Hmmmmmm.....ex Leafs looking for jobs....

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

hey boys for anyone's whos interested and has Leafs TV, there is a great expose on right now where Leafs staff and management are going through each player one by one providing their opinion on how the player did this past season.

Savo43
Savo43

PS: Btw, not that it matters, but we've gotten a lot more Canadian throughout the lineup...ngl its nice.

Dan39
Dan39

Awesome. I love the 2010-2011 projection of 70 points or better! Actual: 32 pts. Well done.

Irishfanman
Irishfanman

@Pent_House Thanks for the work doing that research...funny how the mood has changed for sure.

JMAC17
JMAC17

@Irishfanman lol...that looks like a roster we all would be convincing ourselves that we could make the playoffs! 

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Grabbo got on a plane and left the country after he sat out as a healthy scratch one game in Montreal. He unloaded both barrels in describing what an idiot Carlyle. Some teams might have a few questions at this point.

Dan39
Dan39

Trade him for what? What do you expect for Phaneuf? Dont say Gagner or Statsny.

Cameron19
Cameron19

@Yaknowwhat You know full well he will be though, and you say this just to try and stir up argument...

djamon
djamon

@Xxxxxnew Yeah...his departure showed zero class. Pretty disappointing. That's 2 organizations he's pissed at.

djamon
djamon

@Irishfanman Might want to check that. His buyout is spread out over the next 8 years...something like 1.8m per I think.

Irishfanman
Irishfanman

@Dangle_My_Berries @Yaknowwhat His buy out is worth 3.58 mil the next 4 years...if he signs for around 4.0 mil for 4 years he will in effect make 7.58 per year....which is about what Datsyuk will make after this season...ergo...Grabbo is as good as Datsyuk. Arguements? lol.

Dangle_My_Berries
Dangle_My_Berries

@Yaknowwhat @Dangle_My_Berries ya just finished watching the documentary Leafs tv put together on this last season, very well done, i recommend finding it and watching it at some point. Lots of good information and opinions by the staff and management 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Not sure we hit that high but man it was brutal hot and tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter. Thank god for air conditioning and water lol

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

@rustynail Excellent . Today was the first pizza I did this yr . Wasn't disappointed lol