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Mark Giordano Takes A Pay Cut

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

During those heady days following the trade deadline, when the Toronto Maple Leafs’ defence corps was in the throes of an instant boost from its newest and oldest recruit, coach Sheldon Keefe considered the best aspect of Mark Giordano’s game.

“He puts out fires,” Keefe concluded of the wily, steady veteran and seamless fit.

Well, another long, handwringing, cap-crunching summer in Leafland hadn’t yet reached a week old, and there was Giordano wielding a fire extinguisher, hosing down a balance sheet that has glowing embers everywhere you look.

By taking a severe hometown discount Sunday and signing a two-year, $1.6-million extension, Giordano left general manager Kyle Dubas “thrilled.”


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TreKronor's avatar

He should fire his agent. Either that or his brief stint in Seattle made him realize you don’t want to play in some orgs.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/23/22 at 06:26 PM ET

Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

He is projecting he can win the Stanley Cup in Toronto.  He must like the fit there, and its a steal for the Loafs at that cap hit.

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 05/23/22 at 07:19 PM ET


I’m definitely blessed to have had the career I’ve had so far and Hebe in a position financially where I’m in a good spot. I wasn’t worried about hard negotiating or anything like that,” said Giordano, who’s earned roughly $62 million over his 1,024-game career.

He certainly can afford to take the ‘hometown discount’, given his love for TO. However, Dubas in this signing still hasn’t made the blueline any better——————yet.

Still has to sign Campbell in net, and he won’t come so cheap. As well as some of the kids who need new contracts.

Posted by exor54 on 05/24/22 at 09:19 AM ET


I think this could be a new trend in the NHL, at least for the cities that have robust junior programs and lot of alumni that make it to the league. Michigan has that.

Posted by pnwwing on 05/24/22 at 12:42 PM ET

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