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Boycott Boston And Toronto?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Players will seek the situations best for themselves and their families, and in particular, Boston and Toronto are great cities in which to live and work, but wouldn’t it be grand if not a single NHL-caliber goaltender would agree to sign with the Bruins next summer, and wouldn’t it be grand if upper-echelon players continue the recent tradition of spurning the Maple Leafs?

Several individuals who attended negotiating sessions in which Burke participated have told Slap Shots they believe the GM’s sole agenda was to ensure the new CBA would allow the league to a) punish teams for front-loaded contracts that were legal under the past agreement; and b) penalize teams who waive players on existing one-way deals out of the NHL.

How convenient defenseman Jeff Finger, who spent the last two years in the AHL on a one-way Toronto contract worth $3.5 million per, had his deal expire following last season.

more and understand this article was written before the CBA announcement...

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Evilpens's avatar

wish we could lockout buffoons like Brooks & Rossi tongue rolleye

Posted by Evilpens on 01/06/13 at 11:40 AM ET


More Brooks BS.  Instead, Burke has positioned the Leafs in a great way to move into the new CBA.  While several teams will be stuck with enormous contracts for several years, the Lafs will have a fresh start and cherry-pick all the players that have to be traded below market value and bought out players because the other team mistakes…great work BB!!

Posted by Adanac on 01/06/13 at 12:11 PM ET


Posted by Adanac on 01/06/13 at 12:11 PM ET

New (partial) season, new Maple LEafs fan delusions!

Posted by Garth on 01/06/13 at 12:36 PM ET


You can find “several individuals” to say anything to support the point you want to make. In psychology, it’s called the confirmation bias. Hard to take this point seriously.

Posted by ebishop2013 on 01/06/13 at 12:52 PM ET


If, as rumored, Luongo is headed to Toronto, then Brooks’ argument makes no sense.

Posted by YouppiKiYay on 01/06/13 at 01:38 PM ET

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