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Patrick Marleau With A Three-Year Contract In Toronto

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Paul's avatar

Marleau will turn 38 in September.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/02/17 at 04:40 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Dreger tweet,

Marleau:  year 1) $8.5M 2) $6 mil. 3) $4.25

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/02/17 at 04:50 PM ET

StayClassy's avatar

YOWZA!

Posted by StayClassy from Wings fan in Columbus on 07/02/17 at 04:54 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

So Babs wants old guys in Toronto now - hehehe - Perfect!

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/02/17 at 04:55 PM ET

Alan's avatar

This is quite an overpay for a guy who will turn 38 shortly.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 07/02/17 at 05:08 PM ET

Iggy_Rules's avatar

WOW…that’s a definite head scratcher for Toronto, but if I’m Marleau I’ll take that and run to the bank. Likely this offer and the SJ one required some thinking with his family.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 07/02/17 at 05:12 PM ET

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Just heard a rumour that this contract is 77% signing bonuses, making it lockout proof like Price’s. Anyone seen proof on writing?

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 07/02/17 at 05:21 PM ET

Paul's avatar

IR, LeBrun tweet,

$7 M signing bonus in Year 1, $4.5 M SB in Year 2 and $3 M SB in Year 3

I think the nex CBA is for the 2020 season so it should not matter, but I could be wrong.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/02/17 at 05:25 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

So, you can sign anyone to any size contract so long as you call the majority of the money a “signing bonus”.??

Also, if you sign the contract in July 2017…. how do you get signing bonus money in the 2nd & 3rd year of the deal???

Posted by Down River Dan on 07/02/17 at 05:34 PM ET

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So, you can sign anyone to any size contract so long as you call the majority of the money a “signing bonus”.??

It all counts against the cap, so what’s the big deal?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/02/17 at 06:13 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

It all counts against the cap, so what’s the big deal?

Well, there’s a reason that contract was written the way it was ...With signing bonus rather than actual salary. However a whole team of lawyers and several forensic accountants would be needed to figure that out.

Thanks to Gary and the CBA/salary cap…Nothing is as it seems…

Posted by Down River Dan on 07/02/17 at 06:24 PM ET

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Posted by Down River Dan on 07/02/17 at 07:24 PM ET

Well with Marleau it’s easy: he makes less money in the last year of his contract so that he’ll be more tradeable if some Leafs prospects develop faster than expected and having a guy like Marleau around isn’t seen as a necessity anymore.

With Price, it’s insurance against getting f*cked by the fickle league vs PA bull. They commit to paying him most of his money in any given year whether there’s a season or not. And since staying in Montreal -with they recently commited to an older and slower defenseman because they don’t like players with personality and traded away potentially their future #1 defenseman for a temperamental scorer- means that Price is choosing money over winning, you’d better believe he’s going to want to keep as much of that money as possible. And it doesn’t appear to help the Habs at all because his cap hit will always be 10+ and they have to pay him whether he plays or not.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/02/17 at 06:39 PM ET

Primis's avatar

It’s actually a good signing by Toronto. Too bad Babcock didn’t take Holland with him.

Posted by damndog on 07/02/17 at 07:22 PM ET

It won’t look good at all next year, or the year after.

Posted by Primis on 07/02/17 at 07:36 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

With signing bonus rather than actual salary.

Is the signing bonus a different currency?

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/02/17 at 07:53 PM ET

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So, I assume theyre letting the Tavares to Toronto thing go?

Guy produces and they have the space.  Getting a HoFer who knows how to win who coukd possibly put up another 30 next season with the speedy youngsters doing the grunt work.

Posted by ThatGuy on 07/02/17 at 07:54 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Marleau should be helpful for a very young Toronto team.

The contact is crazy, but it will be decent for that team for one, maybe two years.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/02/17 at 08:23 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

  So, you can sign anyone to any size contract so long as you call the majority of the money a “signing bonus”.??

It all counts against the cap, so what’s the big deal?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/02/17 at 07:13 PM ET

signing bonuses paid out in july, cba expires in september…that’s solid protection for the player in the event of a lockout

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 07/03/17 at 12:22 AM ET

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Great signing for Leafs. A guy like Marleau will have a positive effect on the young guns and score goals. Leafs can afford to spend the money. This is a no brainer.

Posted by Puckbubba on 07/03/17 at 10:45 AM ET

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