TSN: Lebrun: Re-signing Jake Gardiner still an option

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  1. kb

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    Yes, this seems easy.

    o_O
     
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    "Easy" was just hyperbole... What I meant was reasonable.
     
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    Why would Az or Florida help the Leafs buy buying out Marleau for 1+ million.
     
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    Because they are nowhere close to contending and you're sending them a valuable 2nd round pick to do it.
     
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    I’m not sure anyone in this league is that benevolent.
     
  6. A1LeafNation

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    For the most part it looks like

    In: Muzzin + Liljegren
    Out: Hainsey + Gardiner

    Not a bad tradeoff for next year.
     
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    NHL will say NO
     
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    Babs loves Brown and he is very def. resp. one of the few; he isnt going anywhere lol
     
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    Babs isnt the GM. Whats he going to do? Quit?
     
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    Babs is not the GM and we're going to have to part with secondary pieces like Brown, Kadri, Hyman, Johnsson, Gardiner etc... due to the cap crunch.
     
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    It should be, offer him 3 million for 4 years and leave it at that.

    That said, market price should not be offered or paid to Jake.
     
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    Why waste his time offering 3 for 4 years?
     
  13. CantLoseWithMatthews

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    Wow, smart thinking! All Dubas had to do was tell them to leave millions on the table, and then he could have given out a big UFA contract with the savings after they inevitably said yes. That's great asset management
     
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    HEY YOU GET OFF OF MY CLOUD!!!! ;)
     
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    The problem is that it's pretty much going sideways. Keep Gardiner and we're so much better, really hope we can work it out somehow.
     
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    If Marleau retires he comes off the cap
     
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    I think it stays on the cap.
     
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    That or trade or explain to them that he is not worth that. If he tried to explain he has probably a couple dozen reasons.

    I dont even care anymore. Watching the conyractual trainwreck in slow motion and laughing.

    Ps. After 3 years if we have any jams i would trade Matthews.
     
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    No he doesn't, its a 35+ deal.
     
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    Yea, pretty sure cap hit stays.
     
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    I heard it from an agent yesterday at Coca Cola too. Personally I can't believe it when he told me what the deal could be. And I don't want Gards back. But Gards agent met with Dubas to discuss how Jake stays with team next year given the Leafs CAP issues. Jake wants to stay with team. Again I can't understand his thinking why when guys like me boooed him. But this guy Jake is so unusual in how he plays and thinks that man anything is possible. He is not a normal hockey guy. Where there is smoke there is usually a fire.
     
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    Its hard to imagine other than if Gardiner gives the Leafs a huge discount would they be able to re-sign and keep him beyond this year.

    Only other option would be deal Zaitsev for futures and use that recaptured free space money to sign Jake.

    Zaitsev is Leafs only real RHD so trading him does have its downside as well.
     
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    The only way I see it working on paper is offering Gardiner full term (8 years) understanding that a 34, 35, 36 year old Gardiner at a $5M some-odd is an anchor to deal with later. If you think about, teams will be offering Gardiner up to $8M per year on 5 year deals this summer. After a deal like that is done Gardiner will probably be close to retirement (34 years old) unable to demand little more than a half or third his previous contract. So I'll do the math: 5 x ~$8M + 3 x ~$3M = ~$49M, ~$49M / 8 = ~$6M, hometown discount: $5.5M AAV over 8 seasons. Probably wishful thinking...
     
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    I think we can all be grateful for that!
     
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    I think he would take 8×5 make it mostly singing bonus and keep him for the five yrs
     

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