Comments on: Do you think that the Leafs should trade Clarkson?
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:38:01 +0000hourly1By: realistic_leafs_fan
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:14:46 +0000http://hockeytraderumors.com/?p=26787#comment-378202I am happy we are playing better over the past 4-5 games on the overall. Defence has looked better, we are getting out of our own zone a little better and we have the puck a bit more (not like it could have got worse). Two major issues still exist, we are still horrible on the cycle and do not win enough puck battles in either end. I mean, the obvious problems at centre are still there(poor face-offs, overall talent), but that is not an easy fix.
Easier targets would be a top 9 winger with some grit and a solid veteran D. Florida might be willing to move Gilbert, maybe Klein from Nashville. Maybe Phoenix would move Moss< Colorado McGinn, some kind of somewhat inexpensive help should come available at some point I would hope.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:52:21 +0000http://hockeytraderumors.com/?p=26787#comment-378201I get what you are saying LN91, his points are unimpressive. Dion’s points are on pace as some of the lowest of his career, but I am on the overall happy with his play. Lupul has one of the worst +/- on the team, but we need him and he is a big part of the team.
With Clarkson, you are tight, he has been moved around a lot, which was my point of why it has been hard for him to find chemistry on a new team. If you only look at his points, you will always be disappointed in Clarkson. Look at how he always goes to the net, how he controls the puck on the boards, stands up for his team mates…is that worth his contract? NO. You are a smart enough hockey guy to know to look past points. We need what he brings other than points.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 00:09:58 +0000http://hockeytraderumors.com/?p=26787#comment-378200So we trade Clarkson so we can sign another Clarkson type player a couple years down the line for what will end up being a worse contract?
I’ll take the guy who we have signed from age 27-35 instead thank you.