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#1 grcenter47

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

it's posted on Fischler's twitter. Not sure how true this is but its interesting. Apparently it could be bought out before next season

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:51 PM

Clarkson only makes $1mm per year which scales up to $2mm for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, then back to $1mm...  the rest is in guaranteed bonuses for some bit of cap relief, but yea, he has a rock solid contract that almost was written with the assumption on his side that the Leafs would buy him out.

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:52 PM

LOL WTF?!

 

It can't be an amnesty either.  It has to be a regular buyout.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:55 PM

The Leafs still have to pay him about 90% of his contract if they bought him out lol...if they buy him out after one season the Clarkson signing would immediately pass anything the Rangers ever did for stupidity.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

Fischler says there is talk about it, nothing decided. I doubt it happens this soon. Pension Plan Puppets has a pretty solid post examining his contract and how a buyout wouldn't really help the Leafs this summer, or that much at all down the road.

 

It would appear that the Leafs, in their infinite wisdom, managed to give David Clarkson what is perhaps the NHL's first buyout-proof contract.  Including the $4.5m he is earning this season, a buyout this June would net Clarkson something like $34m; or roughly 93% of the total value of the contract. A buyout would save the Leafs almost nothing ($2.6m or so).


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:02 PM

Just Fischler making stuff up. Nothing to see here.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:40 PM

Keep the women and children indoors, Stan Fischler is out and about.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

Its like the slight rumor of the Knicks trying to trade for Jeremy Lin because I would laugh so hard for doing something that stupid so I hope its true


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:02 PM

Fischler is still confused about why the New York Americans aren't playing anymore.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:29 PM

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Photo:  Stan Fischler discusses potential Clarkson buyout with his sources Monday evening.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:35 PM

 

 

Photo:  Stan Fischler discusses potential Clarkson buyout with his sources Monday evening.

 

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 11:40 PM

Stan Fischler still walks around with an onion tied to his belt.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:07 AM

Which was the fashion at the time.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 12:42 AM

He had relatively little choice...because of the war.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:15 AM

Fischler has eaten too many hats.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:01 AM

I'm sure it's been talked about because of just how terrible at hockey he really is but Nonis doing so would likely invite an immediate firing. They have to give him at least another year or probably two in Toronto.

And no we don't want him or Kovalchuk coming back. Ever.
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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:06 AM

And no we don't want him or Kovalchuk coming back. Ever.

 

Clarkson seemed to thrive in the Devils environment, Kovy would be our best offensive player, so yeah, I'd take em both back.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:28 AM

Clarkson seemed to thrive in the Devils environment, Kovy would be our best offensive player, so yeah, I'd take em both back.

 

No to Clarkson...nothing against him really, just fed up with ex-Devils getting (usually disappointing) second tours of duty.  Clarkson had his time here...just feels like it's over.  And I can't say he really "thrived"...his play frustrated a lot of people quite often, and he got his fair share of criticism.  Wasn't like it was all good with him.

 

If Kovy was the Kovy of old, I wouldn't be entirely dead-set against it, but he isn't.  In the KHL regular season and playoffs combined, he's put 19 goals and 25 assists in 53 GP...not really great.  Shooting% is not great either (9.3), and it's against lesser goaltending to boot.  And I'll always feel that part of the reason he left was that he knew he was on the decline and wasn't going to live up to his deal in the years to come, and had a chance to still earn a lot of coin while playing in a LOT less games.   

 

But if he were to come back to the NHL after a season or two in the K, then I'm sorry, he's a phony, after talking about being homesick.  And if the Devils took him back, what if he struggled for 20 games or so, to the tune of 3 goals and 3 assists or something like that, found the NHL to be too much for him, and said "Screw it, I gave it a shot, but I'm going back to Russia."  I don't know how the Devils can trust him.  And like I said, I'd need to be 100% sure that he can even be the old Kovy (who had plenty of warts in his game even after he was properly coached) before I'd even entertain the thought of bringing him back.      


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:43 AM

No to Clarkson. We have Clowe.


And he's not being bought out. That's a ridiculous rumor.


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:34 AM

I can't imagine them doing that. 


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