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TmlHockeyFan 12-25-2012 09:31 AM

Re-signing Matthew Lombardi
 
Would you re-sign this guy if he takes a much smaller contract (let's say about 1 mil-1.5mil). He seems like he can play 4th line and he can do penalty kills because of his speed.

InterceptSchenn 12-25-2012 09:32 AM

No. way too soft.

blasted_Sabre 12-25-2012 09:33 AM

No. We've got Marlies ready to make the jump.

Lebanese Leaf 12-25-2012 09:35 AM

Absolutely positively not.

Most useless player on the team last year. Made me regret the Brett Lebda trade because all he did was take up salary and a roster spot while also playing like ****. And to make matters worse, we barely even used Franson, who was supposed to be the key to that trade. We could have just kept Lebda, ate his contract and allowed Kadri/Frattin + Holzer maybe to make the jump full time.

LeafsRReady 12-25-2012 09:46 AM

Did I miss something? Did we fast forward from Christmas Day to April Fool's Day?

Seriously, the guy is in no way, shape or form a bottom 6 player and given the makeup of our top 6 he does not have the necessary size and grittiness to play there, never mind the necessary skill level.

TmlHockeyFan 12-25-2012 09:48 AM

Personally, I wouldn't mind resigning him IF we didn't have all these Marlies players ready to play. I'd rather just let the kids play. Kadri, Frattin, Ashton, (Abbott is getting there too), (maybe D'Amigo) are all forward prospects that I would prefer over him. I just wanted to see other people's opinions on this.

ULF_55 12-25-2012 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeafsRReady (Post 56795241)
Did I miss something? Did we fast forward from Christmas Day to April Fool's Day?

Seriously, the guy is in no way, shape or form a bottom 6 player and given the makeup of our top 6 he does not have the necessary size and grittiness to play there, never mind the necessary skill level.

Maybe Franson and Lombardi to Nashville for C.Wilson?

:sarcasm:

Wouldn't that turn into Lebda for C.Wilson?

:laugh:

Okay, throw in D'Amigo good American boy for another good American boy.

DaveT83* 12-25-2012 10:27 AM

#LebdaLives

The real question is do we sign Franson? Lombo is completely irrelevant to thisi roster ... to this team - to the NHL - to humanity.

darrylsittler27 12-25-2012 10:57 AM

No,hell no.
 
He has no future with us and we still have too many vets blocking the kids.

Bravid Nonahan 12-25-2012 11:01 AM

Kadri is better in all aspects except speed.

Stephen 12-25-2012 11:06 AM

If the Leafs were running battle of the blades we should definitely look at re-signing him. But not for hockey purposes.

showtime8 12-25-2012 11:38 AM

I'm a huge fan of Lombardi's and I don't think he gets re-signed at the end of the year.

He's a 2nd line centreman on a team that already has 3 of them.

Leafs For Life* 12-25-2012 11:59 AM

Rather him go back to where he played well in Phoenix, well, who doesn't?

zeke 12-25-2012 12:01 PM

crazy that the Lebda deal ended up hurting us, not helping us.

crump 12-25-2012 12:15 PM

Comeback player of the year. Whenever it happens.

LeafsMonster 12-25-2012 01:00 PM

all speed no finish. He's replaceable.

Heista18* 12-25-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suntouchable13 (Post 56797219)
Force him to resign instead of re-signing him.

This better be sarcastic. The funniest moment of my saturday night would be him turning away and skating to the bench when every other player was involved in a scuffle. If I was phaneuf I would've game him a one two... Punch to the face and stomach. Do not like this guy.

Dangles McGavin 12-25-2012 01:08 PM

To be fair, he's amazing in every NHL game.

Mess 12-25-2012 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zeke (Post 56796601)
crazy that the Lebda deal ended up hurting us, not helping us.

Toronto is not even finished paying for this trade as Nashville still receives Leafs 4th round pick from this next upcoming entry draft as compensation for Leafs eating Lombardi's $7 mil balance remaining contract they acquired.

MLSE however caught a break from this lockout as they're saving on not having to pay him his $3.5 mil contract for this season.

I'd be very surprised if he was re-signed at contract expiration by the Leafs even if it came at a +$2 mil salary reduction.. An 18 point 3rd line player as Lombardi was, without any real distinguishable bottom 6 contribution or usefulness should be easily replaceable internally at the same rate of pay.

MapleLeafsFan4Ever 12-25-2012 01:42 PM

I can't see Lombardi being re-signed and I rather see his spot given to someone from the Marlies.

Kessely Snipes 12-25-2012 02:28 PM

I hope this guy finds a place to play in the NHL, but not with the Leafs.

Duke Silver 12-25-2012 02:29 PM

Sucks the lockout may wipe out the last year of his contract. Would have been nice to get a 3rd-5th rounder for him at the deadline.

Mystifo 12-25-2012 03:43 PM

I hope Lombo goes back to Phoenix and shows what he can really do. I really liked him and it is a shame this is what is happening to him because of a concussion.

PredsV82 12-25-2012 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveT83 (Post 56795651)
#LebdaLives

The real question is do we sign Franson? Lombo is completely irrelevant to thisi roster ... to this team - to the NHL - to humanity.

IIRC Franson signed an overseas deal with no out clause so he wont be available until summer even if there is a season...

question for you guys... if there is a season, and they have a buyout period before this season starts, would the Leafs buy out Lombo or just pay him and try to get some use out of him?

Hurt 12-25-2012 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PredsV82 (Post 56799385)
IIRC Franson signed an overseas deal with no out clause so he wont be available until summer even if there is a season...

question for you guys... if there is a season, and they have a buyout period before this season starts, would the Leafs buy out Lombo or just pay him and try to get some use out of him?

There is zero purpose in buying him out. His contract expires at the end of this season. He's not COMPLETELY useless but he isn't what he used to be and we're not going for the Cup this year, obviously.


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