Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out

Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out

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Tim Gleason
Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Elliotte Friedman is reporting that Toronto Maple Leafs’ defenceman Tim Gleason is on waivers with the intent to buy him out.

Tim Gleason Buyout

LENGTH: 4 YEAR(S) TOTAL AMOUNT: $5,333,333 TEAM: TOR  
SEASONCOSTCAP HIT
2014-15$1,333,333 $833,333
2015-16$1,333,333 $1,833,333
2016-17$1,333,333 $1,333,333
2017-18$1,333,333 $1,333,333

Left Defence

  • Gardiner
  • Rielly
  • (Brennan?)
  • Percy
  • MacWilliam

Right Defence

  • Phaneuf
  • Franson
  • Polak
  • Granberg

The Maple Leafs now have three NHL defencemen who are right shots, which is something that Carlyle—and a lot of coaches—really harp about wanting and needing.

This punches a hole on the left side of the Leafs defence core and opens up a spot for either a Marlie, Paul Ranger to be promoted or an Unrestricted Free Agent signed to the Leafs.

The buyout saves the Leafs a shade over $3 million on next season’s $69 million cap, but becomes a little more burdensome in the seasons following.

2105 comments
NotSince67
NotSince67

As far as the main article it may be a bit premature to guy who's played less than 15 minutes in the NHL an NHL defenseman.

Otherwise, I'd like to say good luck to Gleason. I like him as a player. I wish him success with his new organization.

Pazzuzzu
Pazzuzzu

Here is what I think the Leaf line-up will look like after free agent frenzy...

JVR-Bozak-Kessel

J.Jokinen-Kadri-Vrbata

Lupul-Stastny-Clarkson

Morrow-B.Boyle-Setaguci

Phaneuf-D.Boyle 

Rielly-Franson

Gardiner-Polak

Brennan

Bernier/Montoya

Go Leafs Go!!!

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

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reenergized
reenergized

so we're not on his new list and he's refused to waive again ... why are we still interested in this guy?? 

Cloud09
Cloud09

Late to the party but half in the bag and almost blew myself up with fireworks. 


Happy Canada Day everyone! Don't forget we live in the greatest country around!

Jay31
Jay31

What do you guys think of Booth as a cheap reclamation project to play on L3? He's good on the boards and a good 2-way player, just had a silly contract in VAN.


Bottom 6:

Booth-Legwand-Clarkson

Ashton-Holland-D'amigo

Xxxxxnew
Xxxxxnew

Happy Canada Day. Proud that Nylander is Canadian.

Anthony Petrielli
Anthony Petrielli moderator

Other than Stastny and maybe Boyle I hope we see some restraint tomorrow and then look for bargains after the craziness subsides. 

Savo43
Savo43

@Pazzuzzu Nobody signs 8 ppl in free agency...especially when you have one of the better AHL affiliate teams in their respective league. 

loomx
loomx

@ShiftyD Which is funny because the Marlies is probably where Gorges would end up by the end of his contract.

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Ya I'm not to impressed with that either. Hope he goes to buffalo

loomx
loomx

@Jay31 Rather have him than Raymond for sure. These are the kinds of cheap deals the Leafs should be looking for.

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Contract started at 12:00 am he is locked in

reenergized
reenergized

@LeafsGuru and @ Wiski not really, he has to provide a list ... so he can be traded to those teams whenever we want ... assuming we can get a proper return ... sorry I had to go and eat something after I posted the last remark ... 

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Not just the players that don't want to come to TO, the GM's don't want to business with us.

Anthony Petrielli
Anthony Petrielli moderator

@LeafsForLife @Anthony Petrielli


So signing Komarov would be signing a third liner! 


I like Holland, and he's promising, but he's played 68 career games with 17 total points in the NHL, and the two C's above him in Bozak and Kadri aren't exactly going to make his life easy... That's a leap of faith. Same would be said of D'Amigo who has played even less. 

wiski
wiski

@Cloud09 @wiski @LeafsGuru if he plays like he did in the lockout year I could live with that, but those last 20 games this season scares the fuck right out of me.

LeafsForLife
LeafsForLife

@Anthony Petrielli @LeafsForLife Lol ok. Komarov doesnt really count in my mind because hes already ours. Holland is reliable and is NHL ready in my mind. I believe he will do a great job as a 3rd line centre. He wont have pressure on him so he can relax and do his job and no worries. Damigo is ready for the jump. He has great speed and is defensively responsible. I would hope the 3rd and 4th line spots are made up of Marlies this year. Im prepared not to make the playoffs if necessary and will live with the growing pains of the kids on the team. Basically Komarov and Clarkson will be 2 of the spots for those lines and the rest from the Marlies.

Anthony Petrielli
Anthony Petrielli moderator

@LeafsForLife @Anthony Petrielli


It's still a leap of faith regardless of if you think he's ready. Maybe he can, maybe he can't, we really have no idea. I hope he can, but it would be nothing more than an educated gamble at best, if you get what I'm saying. 

Anthony Petrielli
Anthony Petrielli moderator

@LeafsForLife @Anthony Petrielli Ward linked them to Legwand... Don't think that would be bad at all. Legwand-Holland is a big upgrade on Bolland-McClement (which turned into McClement-Smith) in my mind.


Goc wouldn't be bad either, I guess. 

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Goc is good at face offs is he not?

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

He is a option at least, but no need to rush into the contract, the longer he waits the cheaper he becomes

Anthony Petrielli
Anthony Petrielli moderator

@LeafsGuru Yep. Go all-in on Stastny, see what happens, and then have a few beers if it doesn't happen. Check back on the market in a few days and then really dig in and find some gems for cheap.

Cloud09
Cloud09

@Anthony Petrielli @Cloud09 @LeafsGuru Hard to believe that the guys who run the show know something we don't. If they are going to go with this core than all you can do is add to it and all the Leafs seem to be  interested in is leadership. How the hell do you quantify that and add it to a roster? Blows me away that this is what they deemed the priority for the offseason.  

Anthony Petrielli
Anthony Petrielli moderator

@Cloud09 @Anthony Petrielli @LeafsGuru They have been one of the youngest teams in the league for awhile and are introducing more youth so I understand wanting to get veterans, but they have to be good hockey players first and foremost. Guys like Ott and Glass? Nope.