Toronto sucks. Clarkson is not Gomering out. He knew what he was doing - his stupidity isn't his self-love but his trust in the leafs. Columbus isn't too far away and quite honestly - I'd just retire if I were him. I mean -- going to the Leafs said a lot about his ambitions. I always said that. He wanted to relax and enjoy the fruits of his labor. He loves a certain brand of hockey enough that he can just relax now - get the payout and then do local coaching and stuff. he really doesn't thirst for the Cup, you know? He's a happy guy. He's done - the minute he signed with Toronto -- I mean come on -- you KNOW -- he knew - he;s not a total idiot and sure we sometimes need to blow sunshine up our own skirt but David knew ... there is nothing sad about this or I told you so or anything.
I DO think he ought to hang 'em up the first chance he gets after making top $$ because now is the down slide where his values get all fvcked up and he ruins his family life and his hometown life and all that. STICK WITH THE CHOICE YOU MADE AND DON"T fvck IT UP BEFORE YOU GET TO THE FINISH LINE, SON!!!
The only team he can play for outside of these mid-west boundaries (Columbus is close enough to TO) is NJ. Lou's NJ. Unless he's grown up some, he will screw up his life if he leaves the gravitational pull of Toronto. Just my 2 cents