Maple Leafs’ Tim Gleason to be bought out

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

Tim Gleason Buyout


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
    Just spoke with Matt Moulson’s agent, Wade Arnott. Said that a reunion with 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
    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