Maple Leafs GM, Dave Nonis joined Bob McCown, John Shannon, Doug Maclean, Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman on Prime Time Sports to recap the Leafs work on the opening day of NHL free agency.
With Robidas being signed, does this mean Phaneuf moves back to the left side?
Phaneuf - Robidas
Rielly - Polak
Gardiner - Franson/Granberg
Frattin seems like someone who needs a kick in the butt before he gets it. We saw that back when he was in the NCAA. Let's hope that he takes this opportunity and runs with it
Whew -- the Maple Leafs cupboard was practically stripped bare.
Drew Mac is gone and Bolland hauled his ass off to Florida. I think he wanted 8 million to replace the income he could earn in the states - taxes.
The way it is - it's time for the Leafs to pull up the Marlies - Leivo, Holland, etc and let them play.
And you know what - I think the Leafs should get rid of Carlye and let Steve Spott coach the Leafs this fall - this way the new Marlies can respond to him.
Then again - I probably don't know what I'm talking about but this is frustrating for us Leaf fans. We know we don't want over paid bums like Vanek and Statsny.
The way we lost draft picks via Bolland and he walks and that there is no solid sense of what upper management plans to do in terms of strengthening our team is frustrating all of us.
So, I've been sitting poolside and was wondering what the general consensus is on today's moves.
I like the Robidas signing as he brings some toughness and leadership to the backend and should be able to provide good Top 4 minutes.
I'm glad Frattin is back and think he'll be rejuvenated with the Leafs, but hated seeing Jerry D go.
Love that Komarov is back, but definitely think he was overpaid.
Wish Bolland didn't leave, but glad we weren't the ones to give him $5.25 million on a 5 year deal!
Happy with Robidas, Frattin and Komarov, conservative moves. Unhappy Drew Mac is gone. And there is a gaping hole at C
So why did we have to throw in jerry d for Matt frattin seems crazy. Could have swamped jerry d for frattin but throwing in a pick. Leafs always get the ass end of things
Too soon to say one way or the other. I am glad that we didn't sign any Clarkson-level mistakes. Also, we are now one of the few teams with the capspace (AND the ability to actually spend the $) to maybe take advantage of teams needing to shed salary.
Lots of decent deals...few over paid. Washington way overpaid for Orpik...ridiculously so. Also over paid Niskanen.
I stayed away from this place all day...just watched TSN, was good. I liked the moderate stuff the Leafs did. Do not regret anyone else where they went, even Brian Boyle as cheap as he was
Nonis mentioned that he wants to give Gardiner and Rielly more opportunity this season. Think he hinted at:
Gardiner - Phaneuf
Rielly - Robidas
as the top 4
@gjdevlin Paragraph 5 hit the nail on the head ;)
@.JVR. time for a dip and see you back is 5
@MaxwellHowe Mac signed elsewhere? I honestly want to sign Brodeur on a one-year deal.
@lukethenuke I like. He basically takes Raymond's spot for slightly cheaper. He is less of a bitch than Raymond too which is welcome on this team. I really do think being back on the Leafs will rejuvenate him.
@FRyan conditional apparently
@leafmealone We have a decent chance of finishing low in the standings as well.
I wouldn't have minded if Boyle was signed as the fourth line centre, but obviously he'd rather play in tax-free Florida.
I'm pissed that Bolland left, but am glad we weren't the team to give him $5.5 million. Not so much mad that he's gone, just mad that we gave up a 2nd round pick at the 2013 draft for him.
I can live with that too, but I guess that means Granberg won't be cracking the team and Franson will be traded (already tried to swap him for Gorges), since Polak will occupy the right side on the third pairing.
Not sure whether Ranger will be brought back or if somebody like MacWiliam will be giving at chance on the third pairing, but at this point I would have much rather of kept Gunnarsson instead of trading him for Polak:
Gardiner - Phaneuf
Rielly - Robidas
Gunnarsson - Franson/Granberg
Ya, I wouldn't mind it if Brodeur was signed. As long as he realizes that he's the backup to Bernier and is only here to mentor him and play 10-15 games.
@FrankFerrant Less of a bitch, but also less of a player. If this guy gets 45 points I'll eat my shoe.
Still another pick regardless how you slice it at this rate we now have no 2nd in 2015 and now a 7th
@peterbleafs @leafmealone It would be ideal to just play some kids and see what happens. If we do better than expected, then make some moves at the deadline with the extra cap space. Otherwise, sell some pieces and get a mix of picks, prospects (hopefully a young talented C) to help a re-tooling before our core gets too much older.
He doesn't have a leg to stand on? @FRyan
@FRyan Different spots...the injuries were unrelated.
@FRyan and yet he continues to play. what a warrior!
Nonis is the worst asset manager. @FRyan
It looks like the 2nd rounder that was traded to la kings for bernier was maple leafs option for 2014 or 2015 and they chose 2014
@FRyan They had to since they lost the a 2nd in the Holland deal.