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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #30 on: July 01, 2014, 02:59:02 PM »
I love the player, but year 3 has buyout written all over it. Or trade to Mtl.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #31 on: July 01, 2014, 04:35:36 PM »
One of the players I wanted for the Leafs, probably a year too long, but if he can rebound health wise he'll be good for the team.
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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2014, 04:54:23 PM »
Makes no sense at all. Bolland gone injury prone.
This guys best year was 2010!

It's 4 years gone.
Not a good pick-up at all.
You will rarely see this guy play.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #33 on: July 01, 2014, 04:58:52 PM »
You will rarely see this guy play.

Can't really hurt the team then, eh?
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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #34 on: July 01, 2014, 05:25:06 PM »
I dont mind the signing. He will a good veteran presence in the locker room and on the ice. Chelios played until 45. Just saying.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2014, 07:31:06 PM »
Probably a year too long on the deal, but, I like the addition and the salary. Even that 3rd year probably won't be too big a deal, either.
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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #36 on: July 01, 2014, 07:55:04 PM »
Nice pick up but why 3 years???

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #37 on: July 01, 2014, 08:14:06 PM »
I love the player, but year 3 has buyout written all over it. Or trade to Mtl.

In other words, just like most of our UFA signings in recnet years. Sign up and buy out.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2014, 10:39:43 PM »
I love the player, but year 3 has buyout written all over it. Or trade to Mtl.

In other words, just like most of our UFA signings in recnet years. Sign up and buy out.

Can you buy out an over 35 contract?
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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2014, 01:14:51 AM »
Let's hope he doesn't break a leg yet again.   :o

Seriously,  he will be a solid piece of our porous defence.  (sigh) though at what price.  3 yrs/$9M is a bit steep for a veteran of his age, but if that's whom the Leafs management wanted, then so be it.  A cap hit  $3M doesn't make it catastrophic in that sense.
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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2014, 08:59:36 AM »
Let's hope he doesn't break a leg yet again.   :o

Seriously,  he will be a solid piece of our porous defence.  (sigh) though at what price.  3 yrs/$9M is a bit steep for a veteran of his age, but if that's whom the Leafs management wanted, then so be it.  A cap hit  $3M doesn't make it catastrophic in that sense.

I dont know why 3 mil a year for an established player can be considered  steep, when we pay rookies a 1 mil who have never played a professional game in their lives. Yes three years may be a little long, but maybe he will catch the "chelios bug" and play well into his 40's.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2014, 09:08:50 AM »
Oh my! I like this move. He is gong to be just what we need, for all of our young defencemen.  They will learn from him big time.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2014, 09:09:18 AM »
He may well. Or, he may break both legs and need Clarkson to push him around the ice in a chair with blades, and take on anyone who laughs at him. Both are possibilities.
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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2014, 11:02:00 AM »
I was out all day yesterday, so when I caught wind of this signing and that it was 3 years, I was a little disappointed.  But it's liveable, as is the price.  A steady, right-handed veteran on the blue line will come in hand and is something the team needed. 

Hopefully there aren't any effects of his injury going forward.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2014, 12:50:34 PM »
Not sure if time to be concerned yet, but FWIW:

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I'm feeling great. I've been skating since the end of June, skating pretty hard, training hard in the gym trying to get back to where I was. Everything has been really good. I was in Toronto last week, I'm not cleared for contact yet [...] but I've been skating really hard with the power skating coach and doing lots of stuff, so I've been feeling really good on the ice. So that's very positive.

http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/569905

Maybe it's just a formality?  As the article states, it is good news he's been able to skate this much.

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Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2014, 12:50:34 PM »