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@.JVR. @Xxxxxnew Yeah I know, situations change they could take him back. The whole front office/coaching staff is new.

1 year ago on An interview with Scott Gordon

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@.JVR. How bout Calgary & Colorado, they both have plenty of cap room and need blue liners, even Buffalo if you are willing to move in division

1 year ago on An interview with Scott Gordon

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Sorry about the long post, but this is what the team could have in mind...

I believe the Leafs are in a decent enough spot as they have two pieces that can be dealt; Liles and Franson.If they manage to get themselves around the cap, it becomes even more of a bargaining chip as there are still teams looking for DMen.Franson is seeking a long term deal according to some and I think he is in line to be traded because he will be replaced by Reilly in the near future.I’ve been playing on capgeek for a while and if something like this transpired, I don’t think it would be that hateful…

FORWARDS
Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Tyler Bozak ($4.200m) / Phil Kessel ($5.400m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Nazem Kadri ($3.000m) / David Clarkson ($5.250m)
Jay McClement ($1.500m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m)
Frazer McLaren ($0.700m) / Joe Colborne ($0.600m) / Colton Orr ($0.925m)
Trevor Smith ($0.550m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Dion Phaneuf ($6.500m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($3.150m)
Jake Gardiner ($1.117m) / John-Michael Liles ($3.875m)
Mark Fraser ($1.275m) / Paul Ranger ($1.000m)
Korbinian Holzer ($0.788m) / T.J. Brennan ($0.600m)
GOALTENDERS
Jonathan Bernier ($2.900m)
James Reimer ($1.800m)
OTHER
Buyout: Darcy Tucker ($1.000m)
Buyout: Colby Armstrong ($1.000m)
RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (0.778% of upper limit)
Matt Frattin ($0.437m—0.5%) Ben Scrivens ($0.062m—0.1%)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,304,167; BONUSES: $300,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,295,833

Now you have Franson unsigned, but almost 1.3 million in cap room to sign him.He can either be traded or get an offer sheet, if he receives an offer sheet, you can waive Smith, Holzer, and Liles and create another 2.263 million in cap space leaving you with 3.563 million to sign Franson, thus an intelligent GM would have to offer over 3.563 million to Franson on an offer sheet to guarantee they get him, and an offer sheet at that figure results in a 1st and 3rd coming back to the Leafs.

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@DWCMLHS @n1ck13 @dlb eh According to most he is down to Carolina, Washigton, and Ottawa... these teams have 4.885, 5.665, and 11.314 million in cap space respectively per capgeek.  No one is working on clearing cap space that is on his list, unless his contract will be bigger (AAV wise) than what he got here.  As far as taking his time, doesn't that work against his best interest as teams are trying to fill out rosters and spend cap space before their plan Bs sign.  You have still never addressed the concern about his taking of big hits and possible concussions, or for that matter... could it be possible that being 29 and taking those hits for so many years is part of what caused his drop in production last year combined with Carlyle's use of him?

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@DWCMLHS @n1ck13 @dlb eh If he gives first line production, how come we couldn't trade him, or better yet why hasn't he signed yet???  I think you are overestimating his quality, I am not saying, no do I mean to imply he is useless; rather simply put, if a guy is so valuable someone would have had to find a role for him by now, right???

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@DWCMLHS @dlb eh Ill give a somewhat sane argument against his cap management being bad... people complain that Bozak is not a #1C and he is coming with a 4.2 M cap hit.  Grabbo isn't a #1 either... his cap hit (if he was kept) 5.5 M.  Also Bozak a full 2 years younger than Grabovski, so in 2018 he will be 31, in 2017 Grabbo would have been 32, and considering the hits Grabbo takes, that contract could look bad with a couple of concussions too.

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@dlb eh The Grabbo-Bozak thing was just a reason to complain from my perspective.  Think about it like this for a second.  We know that our top line JVR-Bozak-Kessel, or Lupul-Bozak-Kessel will produce, they have in each of the past two seasons.  Grabbo wasn't gonna supplant Kadri on the 2nd line and was going to be a 5.5 million dollar a year 3rd line center, keeping him is bad asset management.  No one traded for him... so buy him out.  We really have no clue, whatsoever if putting him on the top unit would screw up the chemistry of a good unit.  Doing that would be fixing something that's not broke... always dumb.

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@rustynail @n1ck13 @mlclearwater @.JVR. Yeah, I read salary arbitration hearing in what I posted above, so I think if they settle before it doesn't count.  I am trying to find section in CBA now that opens second window.  If I do I will post it.

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@mlclearwater @.JVR.  I do not know if the Leafs qualify for a buyout outside of the regular period (June)... This is from the CBA... which can be found here http://cdn.agilitycms.com/nhlpacom/PDF/NHL_NHLPA_2013_CBA.pdf  Clause 11.18 page 51... 11.18 Ordinary Course Buy-Outs Outside the Regular Period. Clubs shall have the right to
exercise Ordinary Course Buy-Outs outside the regular period for Ordinary Course Buy-Outs in
accordance with Paragraph 13(c)(ii) of the SPC. Each Club shall be limited to no more than
three (3) such Buy-Outs outside the regular period over the term of this Agreement pursuant to
Paragraph 13 of the SPC. However, in the event that a Club has only one salary arbitration
hearing pursuant to Section 12.3(a) in a given League Year, such Club shall not be entitled to
exercise such an Ordinary Course Buy-Out outside the regular period. Moreover, a Club shall
not be entitled to exercise an Ordinary Course Buy-Out outside the regular period for: (i) any
Player who was not on the Club's Reserve List as of the most recent Trade Deadline, or (ii) any
Player with an Averaged Amount less than $2,750,000. The dollar amount of $2,750,000 set
forth in this Section 11.18 shall be increased on an annual basis at the same percentage rate of
annual increase as the Average League Salary, with the first such increase occurring based upon
a comparison of the 2014/15 Average League Salary to the 2013/14 Average League Salary. By
way of example, if the Average League Salary for the 2014/15 League Year has increased by ten
(10) percent from the Average League Salary for the 2013/14 League Year, then the figure of
$2,750,000 stated in Section 11.18, shall be increased by ten (10) percent to $3,025,000.

This says to me that the next buyout period for the leafs is next year.

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@Biltmore I loved this part too.  It reminds me of why advanced stats do not show the whole picture some would like them to.  I remember reading moneyball when it first came out and look at how it, as well as Billy Beane, has changed over the years.  Billy used to not give a flaming crap about a manager.  Now he has done great with Bob Melvin and has adjusted his stance.  I think that currently, the moneypuck crowd hasn't developed the idea that these are humans and coaching and line construction must be done with personalities and styles in mind as well as numbers.

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An interview with Leafs VP of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin<!--:-->

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@Black_Hawk How bout a 2 in 2014 and a 2, 3, or 4 in 2015???

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An Addendum on Friday Morning’s Scoring Chance Post<!--:-->

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I've checked in on this site many times, but never posted.  Been thinking about Franson quite a bit, and think he is a perfect sell high candidate.  He had almost 2 full years in Nashville where he was not anything special, and one full year (albeit spread over 2 years) in TO.  He had a great season and playoff, but last offseason no one knew, or cared for that matter, whether he was coming back from Europe.  I think you sell high and recoup part/most of what was gave up for Bolland.

1 year ago on <!--:en-->An Addendum on Friday Morning’s Scoring Chance Post<!--:-->

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