Bad Contract Swap: Clarkson + 1st for Horton
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05-03-2014, 10:08 PM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Guelph, Ontario
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Columbus politely says no. Horton is not a bad contract. He is exactly what Columbus wants and
also just what the Leafs need
. A gritty two-way player with top 6 skill. A guy who has come through under playoff pressure.
He was injured this year. Columbus knew that when they signed him.
If Clarkson was eligible for a compliance buy-out, Columbus might have put something together for Clarkson and an asset. Leafs fans surely remember the Olaf Kolzig deal. This would be similar only it would require a much better asset. Kolzig had an expiring contract. Since Clarkson is not eligible, I think there is no deal to be had here.
Is he a RH top 4 Dman? Thats what the leafs need. Adding another winger is pointless and is barely even a priority. Horton does nothing for us except replace Clarkson's salary. Certainly not worth the 8th overall pick.
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