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#201 ATLL765

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

I know -- that's what just hit me.  This is one of the nicest sincerest players to fans.  Leaf fans do not deserve him - they'll slaughter him and he'll have to hole up on the dressing room, and sound loop "no comment" for on his way to his car.  Well - that's where the life lesson is - not so much the hockey but human behavior. I think he'll be sheltered from it for the most part once the leafs make a stupid super star signing.  See THIS is where he needed the Suter buddy signing antic.

This is what hurts the most about him leaving, at least to me. He was always the nicest guy when you met him. Would always take a picture, sign whatever.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Here's hoping this gets unstickied soon - out of sight, out of mind.  Bye bye Clarktard (had to say it one last time :lol:)


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:08 PM

Someone had to take clarkson's spot though.

It's Zubrus' job to fill in for Clarkson. The only guy that could have actually filled in for Clarky is Horton, and that was evidently out of question.

Guys, you know I'm going to the fvck out of Clarkson, but I can be objective about the situation. He is going to be brutal in Toronto. Here, and maybe in Boston are the only place he could have kept on pace. But the thing everyone keeps avoiding is Clarkson's game. Toronto signed him as a tough, power forward to bring grit and scoring to the game. But really, his last two years with us, specifically this year his grit went out the window. As soon as he started getting some tough, in front of the net goals, his mind went straight to offense, somewhere his game can't afford to go, simply because he doesn't have the talent or the hands.

Now that he's inked such a big contract, maybe he'll relax and revert to his old game, or of course on the other hand, he could feel the pressure and take any and every shot he can.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

"Hartnell averaged 26 G, 55 pts in 4 yrs before getting $4.75M/yr for age 31-36 seasons

Clarkson 22 G, 36 pts per 82,$5.25M/yr for age 30-36."


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

The new whipping boy for the leafs......
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:16 PM

Ryder born March 31st --- yeah baby - Clarkson vibe same birthday and stuff... we need our Aries players here to find the way to win!  (not that I believe in that stuff ^_^)


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:31 PM

Clarkson never was even close to being one of my favorite players so emotionally this is no skin off my back.

 

CR1976 is right, that contract has "bad contract" written all over it and glad the Devils didn't do it.

 

So far I think Lou has done a pretty good job at the FA market this off-season.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:35 PM

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:48 PM

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:16 PM

per Lebrun

 

David Clarkson signed a big deal in Toronto but I can tell you he left money on the table elsewhere...

 

lol who was that retarded GM 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

Either Edmonton or Ottawa in all likelihood. Ottawa just gave up a ton for Ryan, they were desperate.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:23 PM

He couldn't even skate.....Glad to see him go.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:26 PM

weird stuff...I care less about Clarkson and more about who we be filling the holes with at winger. Do we just assume it's prospects or a 3rd liner FA?


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

Is Clarkson more than a third liner FA? I don't think so...  :noclue:


Either Edmonton or Ottawa in all likelihood. Ottawa just gave up a ton for Ryan, they were desperate.

or they want Boston to kick the living sh!t out of them  :uni:  I can hear it now "Say -- why don't we take another route here..."


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

fvck clarkson


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

Ottawa just gave up a ton for Ryan, they were desperate.

 

They really didnt though. They didn't have to give up Zibanejad. It was a pretty fair deal really considering what Ryan gives Ottawa.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:40 PM

per Lebrun
 
David Clarkson signed a big deal in Toronto but I can tell you he left money on the table elsewhere...
 
lol who was that retarded GM

Probably Sather
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