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Hockey Talk On The Last Day Of November

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Never mind the salary. Never mind the term. In hockey terms only, David Clarkson, at any price, isn't contributing enough to the Maple Leafs ... Martin Brodeur promised: "You'll love this guy." Still waiting for that guy to arrive.

- The three hottest Canadian scorers in November have been Joe Thornton, Chris Kunitz and James Neal, all of whom might be considered long shots to play for Team Canada. But right now, how do you leave any of the three off the Olympic team ?

- I have been associated with TSN for more than a decade and this is written from a personal side. I have great respect and regard for the work the people at TSN have done in broadcasting hockey and to see them shut out in the future breaks my heart on any number of levels.

Gary Bettman made a magnificent $5.2 billion deal for the NHL, maybe the greatest of all deals in his time as commissioner. But when he called it a "win-win" for hockey fans, I understood his sentiment but couldn't disagree more.

My NHL hockey, as a consumer not a reporter, not being affiliated with any network, includes Chris Cuthbert and James Duthie; Bob McKenzie and Ray Ferraro; Gord Miller and Darren Dreger; Glenn Healy and Elliotte Friedman. I want the best.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

In hockey terms only, David Clarkson, at any price, isn’t contributing enough to the Maple Leafs

Thank gord that Kenny Holland chose to sign Stephen Weiss instead of Clarkson.

I mean, imagine spending $5.25M a year for a guy who’s 2-3-5 and a minus-3 through 17 games. Instead, the “Best GM in Hockey” got us Weiss who’s 2-1-3 and a minus-3 through 21 games and now plays as the fourth-line center. But, hey, it only cost the Wings $4.9M a year.

So, you know, we’ve got that 350k per year “edge” going for us.  tongue rolleye

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/01/13 at 12:25 AM ET

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