Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out

Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out

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Tim Gleason

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.

2293 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!!!

ShiftyD
ShiftyD

FA coverage on TV

11:00am on Sportsnet

11:30am on TSN

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

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

Wow...you guys are fast.

Vape on, MLHS....proud to be Canadian!!

Hope we don't blow it tomorrow.

Loric76
Loric76

Happy Canada Day gang!

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.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@Jay31 

Aren't we supposedly looking at bringing Raymond back??  Not sure we should take on another Vancouver castoff.

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Contract started at 12:00 am he is locked in

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@Cloud09 @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 

How old was it??  If it's under a year, it's under warranty, if I'm not mistaken.  My aunt sent hers back and it was replaced.  I don't think you send it to them in Toronto though....I think you send it to the manufacturer.  My aunt has also had her other vape (different brand...ran on butane fuel instead of a battery).....she's had that one replaced 2x.  Usually gets hers back within 2 weeks (and she lives at the cottage in bumfuck Quebec).

What happened to yours??

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.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@Cloud09 @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 

Could be the battery and not the unit itself.  If the light goes up past 1 when you turn it on but doesn't go all the way to 7, it sounds like the battery.  You can buy one separately from TO Vape (I thought about it when I bought mine....to get an extra battery as a spare....but I figure I'll order one when my initial battery gives up the ghost).  Apparently the batteries will give out over time, as I read on their site.

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.

Bon Scott was a Leaf fan
Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

@Cloud09 @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 

Keep me updated on this.  I know mine will give out at some point (as will WW's and ReverTheCurse's unit as we all have Solos).  Would be good to know what he process is so we can get back on track with minimal interruption.  I haven't puffed a bowl or a joint since I landed my vape back in October.....tried a bowl once in December and nearly coughed up a lung....would hate to go without my vape for a few weeks.