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#221 SterioDesign

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:42 PM

Clarkson: "In my heart, being close to home and wearing that (Tor) jersey meant a lot to me... In my heart this is where I wanted to me."

 

glad Lou didnt figure out all of that and that he would ask WAY TOO MUCH to even consider keeping him. right?


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:01 PM

Clarkson: "In my heart, being close to home and wearing that (Tor) jersey meant a lot to me... In my heart this is where I wanted to me."

 

glad Lou didnt figure out all of that and that he would ask WAY TOO MUCH to even consider keeping him. right?

 

I guess Ottawa and Edmonton should've figured that out yesterday, since he met with them


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:03 PM

I guess Ottawa and Edmonton should've figured that out yesterday, since he met with them

 

well they didnt lose anything other than some time.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:08 PM

Clarkson: "In my heart, being close to home and wearing that (Tor) jersey meant a lot to me... In my heart this is where I wanted to me."

 

glad Lou didnt figure out all of that and that he would ask WAY TOO MUCH to even consider keeping him. right?

 

You know he would have made a similar speech no matter where he went, right? 

 

well they didnt lose anything other than some time.

 

The Devils didn't lose anything either. Clowe fills the spot nicely and can pass a puck. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:21 PM

Hah, can't say this is a surprise. This is one of those instances where I am very glad the Devils did not try and match or best this deal. Terrible contract for sure. Clarkson was an okay player and a great guy, and it's a shame that he had to move on. But at that money and term length, forget it. I would bet good money that that contract gets bought out well before it concludes. This has disaster written all over it. I almost feel bad for Clarkson considering how much Leafs Nation is going to hate him in a couple years (at least). But he got his money, so I don't feel that bad for him.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:31 PM

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

 

(Until 2015).


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

Bye bye Clarkson. Can't say I'll miss you falling all over the ice and never being able to find your better positioned teammates and instead putting it on the goalie's chest. Moving on..


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:56 PM

clarkson on now on nhl network


"i pretended to be wendell clark when i was little"


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

I can't bad mouth him. He was one of my favorite players. Not for his goals, but for his personality. He played with heart, good personality, just a likeable guy. Sad to see him go, and wish him nothing but the best. And thank god we didn't offer him that contract!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:05 PM

finally..now we don't have to hear about Clarkson leaving anymore. Thanks for the years, David, good luck back home. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:15 PM

Cant hate on this guy. 

 

Clarkson: "My daughter was born in NJ. Mr. Lamoriello is someone I'd do anything for. I had a coach in Pete DeBoer I grew up with."


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:27 PM

Very true,  this is a guy who went home with class.  He actually tugs at the heart strings more than Parise.  We did replace him with a cheaper replacement.  I wish Clarky all the best.  It actually bugs me a little more than Parise because of we picked him up undrafted and he made it.  Devils are known for finding undrafted talent like Greene or Clarkson.  Sucks to see him go, but all the best to Clarky in TOR


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

Cant hate on this guy. 
 
Clarkson: "My daughter was born in NJ. Mr. Lamoriello is someone I'd do anything for. I had a coach in Pete DeBoer I grew up with."

You absolutely can! Just insert "So I moved out of New Jersey" to the end of what he's saying and it doesn't sound so heartfelt and sweet anymore
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:45 PM

Clarkson: "In my heart, being close to home and wearing that (Tor) jersey meant a lot to me... In my heart this is where I wanted to me."

 

glad Lou didnt figure out all of that and that he would ask WAY TOO MUCH to even consider keeping him. right?

 

Oh please, knew something predictably annoying was coming from you on this one. 

 

Oh wait...let me guess...if only Lou had made him an offer last offseason, then he would've known conclusively that Clarkson would've wanted a 7-year deal worth $36.25 million and could've traded him for something ahead of time so Lou wouldn't be left with nothing.  That's about what you come up with (or some variation of) when you're going into Johnny One-Note mode. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:49 PM

You absolutely can! Just insert "So I moved out of New Jersey" to the end of what he's saying and it doesn't sound so heartfelt and sweet anymore

Nah, with the possibility of playing at home and a sh!tload of money... Hard to say no. I mean, I know you could probably say the same about Parise, but Clarkson at least didn't pull a BFF out of his butt to sign there and, let's face it - losing Zach was much more devastating for the club, so we were all mad at him. Clarkson you CAN keep, but you don't have to.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:52 PM

I can't bad mouth him. He was one of my favorite players. Not for his goals, but for his personality. He played with heart, good personality, just a likeable guy. Sad to see him go, and wish him nothing but the best. And thank god we didn't offer him that contract!

 

That nicely sums up how I feel about it. He's a good guy. I appreciated his effort with the Devils both on the ice and off. But I'm glad Lou didn't overpay to keep him. No hard feelings.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:05 PM

clarkson on now on nhl network

"i pretended to be wendell clark when i was little"


And no kid will pretend to be him.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

Per TG

Clarkson said he was unaware Lamoriello had turned page on re-signing him Sunday and hadn't closed door on NJ return til choosing TOR today.

 

hahaha Lou totally pulled a "no its not you leaving me, its me leaving you" on Clarky


per TG 

 

Clarkson wouldn't get into specifics said Lamoriello made "a good offer" and a team offered more money than Toronto.

 

WHAT !?!?!


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:19 PM

per TG 

 

Clarkson wouldn't get into specifics said Lamoriello made "a good offer" and a team offered more money than Toronto.

 

WHAT !?!?!

No sh!t, right!? It was probably Philly or NYR. Good for him going home and all. It's a shame, cuz he was just getting used to standing on skates.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:21 PM

oilers apparently offered an arm and a leg but he chose toronto.


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