Joe Colborne re-signs with Leafs, Gunnarsson files for arbitration

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Joe Colborne Traded

Joe Colborne, restricted free agent no longer, has re-signed with the Maple Leafs to a one-year, one-way contract valued at $600,000.

The Leafs remaining RFAs include Cody Franson, Carl Gunnarsson, Mark Fraser and Nazem Kadri. By handing out the one-way deal, Colborne came in at a pretty cheap hit of $600,000, leaving the Leafs with around $10 million in available cap space.

In related RFA news, Carl Gunnarsson has filed for player-elected salary arbitration while the two sides continue to negotiate a contract extension. Here are the two relevant sections of the CBA pertaining to player-elected arbitration:

Article 10.2:

(B) Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Group 2 Player requests salary arbitration, or a Club requests salary arbitration, pursuant to Article 12, such Player will not be eligible to negotiate with any Club other than his Prior Club or sign an Offer Sheet pursuant to this Article 10, except as provided in Sections 12.3(a) and 12.10.

Article 12.9:

The party against whom a salary arbitration election was filed (i.e., the Club in Player-elected salary arbitration and the Player in Club-elected salary arbitration) shall elect in its brief whether the salary arbitration award shall be for a one or two-year SPC. Failure to make such an election shall be deemed to constitute an election for a one-year SPC. Notwithstanding the foregoing: (i) the Club or the Player, as the case may be, shall be entitled to elect only a one- year SPC if the Player is within one (1) year of attaining the age and experience level required for Group 3 Player status; and (ii) if the Player has attained or is within one (1) year of attaining the experience level required for Group 5 Player status and the Club has elected a two-year SPC, the Player may, at the end of the first year of such SPC, elect to void the second year of the SPC if the Player’s Paragraph 1 NHL Salary for the first League Year of such SPC is less than the Average League Salary for such League Year and, upon making such election, such Player shall (if he otherwise qualifies at such time) become a Group 5 Player and be entitled to the rights set out in Section 10.1(b).

Today was the deadline to file for arbitration. Cody Franson was the other arbitration-eligible RFA and elected not to file.

The Leafs have also signed Troy Bodie as their next Marlies add, after signing centerman Trevor Smith earlier in the week, as GM of the Marlies Dave Poulin works away at filling out the roster with a few veteran players with NHL experience to complement a young, prospect-heavy group going into next season. Brodie is a 28 year old, 6’4, 220-pound left winger who has split 107 NHL games on the fourth line between the Hurricanes and Ducks. Bodie was also briefly a Marlie before; in 2009-10 he played 16 games for the Marlies, putting up 4 goals and 6 assists.

  • Bernier_The_Boats

    Glad to see Bodie with be with the Marlies protecting our pipeline…

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/reporterchris
    Joe Colborne gets a one-way deal with https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leafs&src=hash worth $600,000
    .

    • Pent_House

      Burtonboy jeeeeeeez great work Leafs. I was sure it was going to be 1M.

      • Burtonboy

        Pent_House Burtonboy Thats a show me deal

        • Pent_House

          Burtonboy Pent_House I think that’s great for both sides. It’s still a massive raise for Big Joe with the 1-way and means he should be in the show too, and we get him on the cheap. At the end of the day, it’s still a 1000% raise for Joe from 60,000.

        • Burtonboy

          Pent_House Burtonboy Yep .

        • Mind Bomb

          Burtonboy Pent_House True but it will be hard to show on the 4th line :)

        • Pent_House

          Mind Bomb Burtonboy Pent_House guys will get banged up over the course of 82 games. He’ll have his chance.

        • Mind Bomb

          Pent_House Burtonboy  He does not need the money bro, I believe his family is loaded, he is playing for the fun and cause its the greatest thing to do.

        • Pent_House

          Mind Bomb Pent_House Burtonboy Family maybe loaded but who know’s if they are giving him any money beyond some basics. I’m sure he’s happy to make his own money.

        • Mind Bomb

          Pent_House Mind Bomb Burtonboy  Aye good point I would want my own, I was just meant that he can afford to not fight for a few extra K, I dont imagine it was that tough of a sell For Nonis is all. Some Guys like say Fraser who is older, does not have anything to fall back on, the difference from 600 to 900 K is probably a bigger deal to him.

    • Bernier_The_Boats

      -Keon- very true…

      • RP

        Bernier_The_Boats -Keon- but even if he gets sent down to the A, he won’t count against the cap, so there’s very little risk from the leafs perspective.

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/reporterchris
    Carl Gunnarsson has filed for player-elected salary arbitration with https://twitter.com/search?q=%23leafs&src=hash. Sides continue to talk about longer-term extension.

    • Pent_House

      Burtonboy Get him locked-up NoNo this guy is crucial to our D.

      • Burtonboy

        Pent_House Burtonboy I like they are talking longer tern extension

        • Pent_House

          Burtonboy Pent_House Me too, he’s an integral piece to the D, and he’s still young. Good thing with electing arbitration is that he can’t be offer-sheeted.

        • Burtonboy

          Pent_House Burtonboy Can you even offer sheet after today ? I don’t think you can.

    • TOHockeyNut

      Burtonboy All the RFA Defense may end up filing.

      • Burtonboy

        TOHockeyNut Burtonboy Only one more can ( Franson )

        • Pent_House

          Burtonboy TOHockeyNut Does Kadri have Arbitration rights BB?

        • Burtonboy

          Pent_House Burtonboy TOHockeyNut Not as far as I know. Just coming off his ELC

  • Bernier_The_Boats

    $600 000…perfect signing…might help get the other guys what they were looking for….

  • MaxwellHowe

    Certainly hope Joe C gets a fair opportunity with the Leafs next year

    • TOHockeyNut

      MaxwellHowe Do or die year for him I would think.

      • Pent_House

        TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe wtf? lol

        • TOHockeyNut

          Pent_House TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe He will be 24 in January. If he can’t get to be a regular in the line up this year he just may never get there. He has not been able to translate his game to the NHL at this point.

        • Pent_House

          TOHockeyNut Pent_House MaxwellHowe The guy has 16 NHL games under his belt. He still qualifies for the Calder trophy next year…I’m pretty sure he’s far from a make or break point in his career. Getting the 1-way and based on his play-off performance I’m pretty sure he’s going to be with the big club from now on.

        • Loric76

          Pent_House TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe ya but what has he done for me lately?  His last Leafs game was 3 months ago lol

        • TOHockeyNut

          Pent_House TOHockeyNut MaxwellHowe Hey I hope he can stick with the club and can develop into what the Leafs management and all of us hoped. I am just saying every year that passes bye the odds go down. I was not saying his career would be over Geez, just that he may fall out of the Leafs plans. We are a little sensitive over big Joe aren’t we.

        • Loric76

          TOHockeyNut Pent_House MaxwellHowe “every year that passes by the odds go down” is vastly different than “do or die year”, so no it’s not being over sensitive as much as exagerating the facts.  
          I get your point tho – just remember that not everyone develops at the same rate, and this kid was still growing in height 18 months ago.  Takes a while to get over the clumsiness that comes with limb lengths changing day-to-day.

      • Jimmy Keating

        TOHockeyNutMaxwellHoweHe acquitted himself very well in the playoffs against apretty good opponent. He’s still developing and hasn’t nearly reached his peak.

  • Eye of the Tiger

    We are going to be surprised at the lower than expected RFA signings all across the league, the money is running out.

    • RP

      Eye of the Tiger yes, rfa’s have very little leverage. barring an offer sheet or unexpected offer sheet, the leafs should be able to sign all of their rfa’s to short-term deals, at the very least (though, they will be tight against the cap).

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Refresh

    • Loric76

      Alec Brownscombe and if we refuse to?

      • mORRganRielly

        Loric76 Alec Brownscombe Then I hit the ban button I don’t actually have (i just like clicking on things).

  • Area49th

    Signings are happening throughout league. Lots could get done today

  • ErikGruber

    -Keon- Would be nice if they could unload Liles for a 2nd round pick and package it for a cheaper 4-5-6 D

  • mcloki

    -Keon- Not that many teams need that kind of salary. And why would they do the Leafs a favour without sending a nice prospect along. This is just fucking brutal.