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:
Leafs could be in ‘dicey’ spot with prospect Morgan Rielly
Leafs management really seems to think Rielly has nothing left to gain in junior.
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.
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 (…).
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.
To COL: Gunnarsson, Colborne, Ashton To Tor: Stastny
We'd suddenly have replenished all the speed we'd lost.
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)
Just looking over the NJ roster and other then henrique there really isnt much there that would work in a Dion deal.
Hmmm...just went to capgeek to see what UFA centers are still available...top 5 in order of last years earned salary.
Hmmmmmm.....ex Leafs looking for jobs....
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.
PS: Btw, not that it matters, but we've gotten a lot more Canadian throughout the lineup...ngl its nice.
@mike_84 Eklunds just being an idiot again
@mike_84 And 2 years in a row with no #1's.
@Pent_House Thanks for the work doing that research...funny how the mood has changed for sure.
@Irishfanman lol...that looks like a roster we all would be convincing ourselves that we could make the playoffs!
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.
@Irishfanman Connolly is a good Irish name.
@Yaknowwhat You know full well he will be though, and you say this just to try and stir up argument...
@Yaknowwhat bad night for the AC to turn off
@Alec Brownscombe Will NO ONE do something about this new found crack epidemic in Toronto?!
@Alec Brownscombe So stupid.
@Alec Brownscombe what did he do to enhance that position this time?
@Xxxxxnew Yeah...his departure showed zero class. Pretty disappointing. That's 2 organizations he's pissed at.
@rustynail @Alec Brownscombe I was at the cottage all weekend and just read this: http://blogs.edmontonjournal.com/2013/07/13/ex-toronto-maple-leafs-executive-says-the-edmonton-oilers-may-be-interested-in-dion-phaneuf/
@Irishfanman Might want to check that. His buyout is spread out over the next 8 years...something like 1.8m per I think.
@Burtonboy yup spent the afternoon in the pool
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
@rustynail Excellent . Today was the first pizza I did this yr . Wasn't disappointed lol