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Looks Like David Clarkson Will Be Traded To Toronto

 

added 6:17pm, Toronto release is below.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the hockey club has acquired a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NHL Draft and forward David Clarkson from Vegas in exchange for goaltender Garret Sparks.

Clarkson, 35, last played an NHL game in March 2016 after suffering a career-ending injury. 

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Down River Dan's avatar

I’m so glad we lost the entire 2004/05 season so that we could eliminate 12 year contracts. So thankful that teams can’t weasel around the CBA by “trading” contracts to get cap relief….Oh, how I would love for the Islanders to sign marner to a $13 mil/year deal.  hmmm

Posted by Down River Dan on 07/23/19 at 08:57 PM ET

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Posted by Down River Dan on 07/23/19 at 09:57 PM ET

So, you don’t think injured players should count against the cap? Well, I guess the Wings are over the cap now, too.

And If you’ve got suggestions for how the Isles are going to find an extra 5 million in order to sign Marner to that $13.5M offer sheet, I’m sure Lou Lamoriello would be all ears.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/23/19 at 10:35 PM ET

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I didn’t like it then and don’t like now the Datsyuk deal to the graveyard that is Phoenix. Dealing contracts of guys like : printer,Clarkson, Datsyuk…etc while completely within the CBA is complete BS and Gary and the a small group of tightfisted owners in struggling markets are laughing all the way to the escrow bank.

The Islanders being $5mil over the cap shouldn’t be an obstacle to signing an offer sheet for Marner. I mean they can always trade the contract for Dipietro to Ottawa….. confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 07/23/19 at 11:46 PM ET

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I mean they can always trade the contract for Dipietro to Ottawa…..

Except that he’s not on their books anymore.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/24/19 at 08:37 AM ET

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So ridiculous that these types of contracts are traded. If the player will never play again, force retirement. They get a portion of the remaining contract and this silliness can just come to an end.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 07/24/19 at 09:05 AM ET

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Except that he’s not on their books anymore.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/24/19 at 09:37 AM ET

DiPietro is still getting paid for another decade, he just isn’t counting against the cap anymore (since it was a compliance buyout)

Posted by EthrDemon on 07/24/19 at 11:20 AM ET

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Re: Marner offer sheet, is any single contemporary player worth that much money and the 4 1sts?

Posted by Unhealthy Scratch on 07/24/19 at 12:08 PM ET

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DiPietro is still getting paid for another decade, he just isn’t counting against the cap anymore (since it was a compliance buyout)

Yeah, like I said he’s not on the books anymore.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/24/19 at 12:24 PM ET

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It’s almost worse that Toronto alone systemically exiled expensive mistake signings a couple at a time in order to accelerate their rebuild. Sure if a guy is truly too injured
to suit up, but it happened with a handful of guys: just stay away from the team and we’ll keep paying you.

It’s uncomfortable to see player’s names shipped around the league like objects long after their last game.

But given the physical toll of the game, I still prefer it to another sport like the NFL
where bodies get chewed up and spit out and there aren’t even guaranteed contracts. If you’re at risk of debilitating long-term conditions, there should be some financial protection.

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/24/19 at 12:50 PM ET

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Had to laugh at the Sportsnet sub-headline “Clarkson on his way to Toronto” as if it was a legit hockey trade.

Posted by Moose Moss on 07/24/19 at 01:34 PM ET

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But given the physical toll of the game, I still prefer it to another sport like the NFL
where bodies get chewed up and spit out and there aren’t even guaranteed contracts. If you’re at risk of debilitating long-term conditions, there should be some financial protection.

In the NFL it is the guaranteed portion of the contract, the signing bonus, that really matters to a player. That’s the financial protection someone gets. FWIW, they also cannot cut the player if he is injured. They have to come to an injury settlement to make that happen. I believe they also get a full pension after 3 years in the league. It’s a far cry from the way players were treated before the 80s.

Posted by evileye on 07/24/19 at 02:22 PM ET

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That’s better than I realized evileye, thanks for the details.

I’d always think of hyped running backs out of the league after
2-3 years with beat up bodies their careers over at 24

Posted by lefty.30 on 07/25/19 at 02:10 PM ET

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