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.

  • Axle_Goalie

    So, I guess we have Boyle….

  • Xxxxxnew

    I liked Tim but I think it was obvious that the hard game he played put a bit too much mileage on that frame. Five years ago he would have been a good fit.

  • Burtonboy

    So is this thread wide open ?

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/DFriedmanOnNYI https://twitter.com/DFriedmanOnNYI/status/483649186210910208
    Just spoke with Matt Moulson’s agent, Wade Arnott. Said that a reunion with https://twitter.com/hashtag/Isles?src=hash is an option his client would be open to.

  • ShotgunCharlie

    I think this gives us a chance to use Brennan

  • BrandonCheema

    ShotgunCharlie i think mngmt thinks we have too many players like him already otherwise he would have already played in the major league

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/483650674010247169
    Only solution at this point IMO would appear to be MTL finding trading partner with 1 of 15 teams on Gorges’ approved list. All 15 in U.S.

    He is a yank so that’s not surprising

  • Sic_Transit_Gloria

    Axle_Goalie my guess is the Gorges trade was Gorges for Gleason, but gorges nixed it and so we had to buy out gleason on the last possible day to do so

  • Burtonboy

    Sic_Transit_Gloria Axle_Goalie Sure looks that way . Georges refused to waive again this morning and the Leafs immediately waived Gleason

  • ShotgunCharlie

    BrandonCheema ShotgunCharlie Cant ignore his play last season though

  • Black_Hawk

    Got to say that i wish we didnt have Loiselle as our cap guy. seems like he doesnt know what he is doing

  • Black_Hawk

    Too bad we had to buy out Gleason. Really solid guy and leader. Tough as nails and blocks a lot of shots. Puts the body on the line for sure.

  • Black_Hawk

    I hate paying ppl buyouts though. but i guess it saves us a bunch for two years and then two years we are wasting cap.

  • ShotgunCharlie

    Black_Hawk I think he uses Yahtzee dice to get his number

  • Black_Hawk

    ShotgunCharlie Black_Hawk doesnt do math thats for sure lol

  • Xxxxxnew

    Black_Hawk Yeah, great guy, but I think toward the end of the season you could see the mileage on him. good team guy.

  • Burtonboy

    Black_Hawk Think speed Black Hawk . Shanny spoke about wanting speed on the back end and contrary to popular misconception Polak is a good skater . Much better then Gleason

  • Black_Hawk

    Xxxxxnew Black_Hawk yeah for sure, he was slowing down. But like you said, good team guy

  • loomx

    Found on HFBoards:

    Kaberle traded to Boston –> 2nd round pick obtained.
    2nd round pick —> JM Liles
    JM Liles —> Gleason
    Gleason bought-out. 
    Toronto tuned a 2nd round pick into a buyout and 4 years of dead cap space.

  • ShotgunCharlie

    Dear Josh Gorges,

    Suck it.

  • ProfessorRance

    loomx Amazing cap management.

  • dlb Mad

    loomx 
    so it was an even trade in the end

  • Black_Hawk

    Burtonboy Black_Hawk yeah not saying he is not on the decline or anything but still think he was a solid guy. Polak is definitely an upgrade. I do how ever hate seeing players buyouts on the cap.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    ProfessorRance loomx Don’t forget about giving Colborne away from next to nothing!

  • zombie27

    ShotgunCharlie  it, and the rest of the Habs while he’s at it.

  • Burtonboy

    Black_Hawk Burtonboy Better then having 4 mil in the press box for the next 2 yrs

  • Reether

    loomx We got more than just a 2nd round pick for Kaberle, but we can just ignore that right? lol

  • loomx

    dlb Mad loomx 2nd round pick so that we can pay a player to not play is even?

  • borjesundin

    When Shanny said the Leafs want more mobility on the back end I knew that Gleason was gone. 

    Franson is next.

  • Cameron19

    Burtonboy Would certainly help mitigate the damage done by the Vanek trade in the first place

  • dlb Mad

    loomx
    oh, you’re cutting the Kaberle trade off where it represents your point.  i thought we were judging the entire trade for what it ended up being.

  • ShotgunCharlie

    loomx Actually, the mistake was extending him not the trade. That falls on Burke

  • RandomScrub

    Reether loomx Colborne which became a 4th.

  • 4evrblue

    zombie27 ShotgunCharlie  I wouldn’t wish them the satisfaction even if it is gross lol

  • Black_Hawk

    Burtonboy Black_Hawk thats a good point too. Guess its only really 1.33 M for two years we pay for b/c we do save like 3M for 2 years

  • loomx

    Reether loomx Ended up being Tyler Biggs, a 4th, and 4 years of dead cap space.

  • Reether

    RandomScrub Reether loomx And a 1st

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    loomx but we also got Colborne (former 1st rounder), which turned into a 4th lol

  • loomx

    dlb Mad loomx Tyler Biggs, a 4th, and 4 years of dead cap sapce is even?

  • MaxwellHowe

    Really disturbing that players do not want to play in Canada. 
    In my continuing list of things I want to see happen but Bettman will never make happen, the NHL has to get rid of the NTC and NMC during the next CBA negotiation, or give the Canadian teams higher salary caps

  • Cameron19

    Reether loomx We squandered those assets too though.

  • dlb Mad

    loomx
    for Kaberle?  i’d say so.

  • Black_Hawk

    our cap management really sucks. Need to replace Loiselle with some one who can do the job better. Hopefully shanny see’s this sooner then later

  • MaxwellHowe

    Liles seemed to be fine before that concussion tho

  • Reether

    Cameron19 Reether loomx I haven’t become as jaded as many of you, I don’t consider Biggs a bust yet

  • Black_Hawk

    MaxwellHowe once all the CAN teams get going again, players will come. But then again why play in a harder market when you dont have too

  • lister

    Do off-topic comments simply get deleted or moved to where appropriate?

  • loomx

    dlb Mad loomx Leafs got a 2nd round pick and turned it into 4 years of dead cap space. Where they got that 2nd round pick doesn’t matter.

  • 4evrblue

    lister  are we allowed off topic comments here? lol

  • Cameron19

    dlb Mad loomx Your opinion on Kaberle is irrelevant. We had a good prospect, a 1st round pick, and a 2nd round pick in our possession We squandered those assets. Relating them to Kaberle is pointless. Once we had the assets we weren’t obligated to try and reduce their value to make the trade “even”.