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Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has his work cut out for him
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05-25-2013, 09:53 PM
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The previous GM forced the Leafs to pay Connolly $4.75 mil and Komisarek $4.5 mil to play for the Marlies.
In context to that $4mil for Clarkson as a 3rd line NHLer on the Leafs isn't so bad after all.
However I personally would expect Clarkson to be among Leafs top 6, top 2 lines myself, and bring that much need element of grit to the top 6 that is missing presently.
That "third line" was modeled on a line with players that produced 20-30 goals against top scoring lines in the NHL. Point being, the shut down line wasn't working that well in the previous season.
Kulemin - Colborne - Clarkson
It's successful if it produces like the MacArthur - Grabovski - Kulemin prior to last season. Otherwise we're better off with a blue collar checking line with Clutterbuck, McClement, etc. To do that, we'd have to fire Carlyle first.
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