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#1 Neb00rs

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

I've been interested, seeing as how Clarkson is nonexistent on Toronto, in gauging the amount of people here who would be interested in taking back Clarkson in a trade (sometime in the future) if the Maple Leafs were willing to burden a share of the contract, and if yes, how much you would want them to retain?


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:10 PM

Hell fvcking no. It's all down hill for him at this point.


I wouldn't want him at even half of his current contract. I'd take freaking Gionta over him - hopefully that emphasizes just how glad I am the Devils aren't stuck with Clarkson long term.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:13 PM

I'll give up the puck Elias scored with in Florida if Toronto keeps his entire salary. He can work for the Newark PD and do security for home games at no cost to the city.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:31 PM

If they took on at least half of that horrifically high contract, sure I would. Hard worker, 30 goal scorer. Sounds good. This season he's been a disaster, but he did protect the goalie's water bottle.

Not to mention, who else do we have?

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:35 PM

absolutely not under any circumstances.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:52 PM

If they took on at least half of that horrifically high contract, sure I would. Hard worker, 30 goal scorer. Sounds good. This season he's been a disaster, but he did protect the goalie's water bottle.

Not to mention, who else do we have?


You mean, 15 goal scorer.

That 30 goal season was the definition of a fluke, to expect him to do it again is just wishful thinking.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:53 PM

I don't like the idea of taking someone for the sake of taking someone and, to me, that's what Clarkson is. This team has its share of hard working grinders. It needs better skaters, and more creative players who can make their linemates better and create their own shots. Good as Clarkson can be at those nasty deflections around the net, he doesn't actually generate offense, and his skating is ... special. I loved him when he was here, at the right price, I'd have resigned him, but we have Clowe, CBGB, and Ruutu, who kind of do what Clarkson does. Maybe not as well, but at best, we'd trade one of them for him, and move sideways, at worst, he'd be taking up a roster spot that could (someday, when/if we sign/draft him) go to a real skill player. I don't buy that the team isn't playing hard. They're playing badly, but that's because they're not very good, and Clarkson couldn't fix that problem when he was here last year.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:54 PM

You mean, 15 goal scorer.

That 30 goal season was the definition of a fluke, to expect him to do it again is just wishful thinking.

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Not saying I endorse retaking him but let's be clear: that 15 goals came in a half-season i.e. 30 goals or around that.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:56 PM

No this team pisses me off enough this year. The only bright spot is not having to see his whining face when he's crying to the refs after every play.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:22 PM

Never. I never even liked him when he was here in the 1st place.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:58 PM

It is time for this franchise to move forward, not try to get a discount on Clarkson and hope he can recapture past fluky glory of 2012. Im tired of Lou's reacquisitions and grabbing Clarkson to try and throw yet another patch on this team based on what he used to be might be the final straw for me.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:00 PM

lol there's no way you're getting a discount on Clarkson until he's too old to even be the good version of Clarktard.  Especially since his contract is more or less buyout proof with all the signing bonuses written in.


Besides as the above post said, missing him ain't exactly what ails this team.  


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:01 PM

Clarkson's time here was over, he'll never have half a season as good as his 2012 again. 

 

In bizarro world where Clarkson gets amnestied this off season (he literally can't be), I'd take him back at something like 3yr/9M 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

It's too early for Clarkson to come back. Give it another 5 or 6 seasons and he'll be back; A shattered shell of what's left. That's the Lamoriello way.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:13 AM

Clarkson's time here was over, he'll never have half a season as good as his 2012 again.

In bizarro world where Clarkson gets amnestied this off season (he literally can't be), I'd take him back at something like 3yr/9M


That's still an overpay for what he is at this point. He's a veteran minimum guy going forward.Clarkson may very well get Nonis fired next season.
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:32 AM

Unless we trade for his water bottle also, no.
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:42 AM

You mean, 15 goal scorer.

That 30 goal season was the definition of a fluke, to expect him to do it again is just wishful thinking.

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He scored 30 in a full season, then scored 15 in a half season. You do the math.

The way our offense has been, you wouldn't want an extra 15-30 goals?
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:10 AM

If there was ever a perfect use for the Michael Scott/Office gif, this thread is it.
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:50 AM

If there was ever a perfect use for the Michael Scott/Office gif, this thread is it.

Loved Clarkson when he was here, but he was too good for us apparently.  @dmann422,  I thought about it.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:01 AM

He scored 30 in a full season, then scored 15 in a half season. You do the math.

The way our offense has been, you wouldn't want an extra 15-30 goals?

 

He scored almost all those 15 goals in the first half half of a half season, then disappeared.  By your logic then he is really a 60 goal scorer.  At most I would expect him to score 10-15 goals a season and we have plenty of guys who do that.  We need consistent 30+ goal scorers.


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