HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Toronto Maple Leafs
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Re-signing Matthew Lombardi

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
12-25-2012, 10:31 AM
  #1
TmlHockeyFan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,829
vCash: 500
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.


Last edited by ULF_55: 12-25-2012 at 02:03 PM.
TmlHockeyFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 10:32 AM
  #2
InterceptSchenn
Good Evening MrFrost
 
InterceptSchenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Montreal
Posts: 657
vCash: 500
No. way too soft.

InterceptSchenn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 10:33 AM
  #3
blasted_Sabre
Global Moderator
Warden of the North
 
blasted_Sabre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Muskoka
Country: Canada
Posts: 19,867
vCash: 500
No. We've got Marlies ready to make the jump.

blasted_Sabre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 10:35 AM
  #4
Lebanese Leaf
Registered User
 
Lebanese Leaf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Lebanon
Posts: 6,363
vCash: 500
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.

Lebanese Leaf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 10:46 AM
  #5
LeafsRReady
Registered User
 
LeafsRReady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 281
vCash: 500
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.

LeafsRReady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 10:48 AM
  #6
TmlHockeyFan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,829
vCash: 500
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.

TmlHockeyFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 10:55 AM
  #7
ULF_55
Global Moderator
 
ULF_55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Mountain Standard Ti
Posts: 56,864
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by LeafsRReady View Post
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?



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



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

__________________
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA3LN_8hjM8.

Vaive and Ludzik on collapse, and Phaneuf.
ULF_55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 11:27 AM
  #8
DaveT83*
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3,760
vCash: 500
#LebdaLives

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

DaveT83* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 11:57 AM
  #9
darrylsittler27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,355
vCash: 500
No,hell no.

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

darrylsittler27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 12:01 PM
  #10
Bravid Nonahan
carlylol = القسوة
 
Bravid Nonahan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: أور
Country: Syria
Posts: 10,403
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to Bravid Nonahan
Kadri is better in all aspects except speed.

Bravid Nonahan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 12:06 PM
  #11
Stephen
Registered User
 
Stephen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 32,567
vCash: 500
If the Leafs were running battle of the blades we should definitely look at re-signing him. But not for hockey purposes.

Stephen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 12:38 PM
  #12
showtime8
Registered User
 
showtime8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,888
vCash: 500
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.

showtime8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 12:59 PM
  #13
Leafs For Life*
Nothing
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 6,636
vCash: 500
Rather him go back to where he played well in Phoenix, well, who doesn't?

Leafs For Life* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 01:01 PM
  #14
zeke
#freewilly
 
zeke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 30,244
vCash: 500
crazy that the Lebda deal ended up hurting us, not helping us.

zeke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 01:15 PM
  #15
crump
~ ~ (ړײ) ~ ~
 
crump's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ontariariario
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,284
vCash: 671
Comeback player of the year. Whenever it happens.

crump is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 02:00 PM
  #16
LeafsMonster
MeowLeafs is awesome
 
LeafsMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,846
vCash: 500
all speed no finish. He's replaceable.

LeafsMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 02:06 PM
  #17
Heista18*
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 150
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suntouchable13 View Post
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.

Heista18* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 02:08 PM
  #18
Dangles McGavin
RIP Lounge
 
Dangles McGavin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Oakville
Country: Canada
Posts: 7,310
vCash: 500
To be fair, he's amazing in every NHL game.

Dangles McGavin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 02:34 PM
  #19
Mess
Global Moderator
 
Mess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Country: Canada
Posts: 61,143
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by zeke View Post
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.

__________________
Signature: There is no greater demonstration of Fan patience then to suggest to "Play the Kids " and be willing to accept the consequences of those actions..
Mess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 02:42 PM
  #20
MapleLeafsFan4Ever
Go Leafs Go
 
MapleLeafsFan4Ever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,275
vCash: 500
I can't see Lombardi being re-signed and I rather see his spot given to someone from the Marlies.

MapleLeafsFan4Ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 03:28 PM
  #21
Kessely Snipes
Great White North
 
Kessely Snipes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Regina, SK
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,470
vCash: 500
I hope this guy finds a place to play in the NHL, but not with the Leafs.

Kessely Snipes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 03:29 PM
  #22
Duke Silver
Truce?
 
Duke Silver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 5,225
vCash: 500
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.

Duke Silver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 04:43 PM
  #23
Mystifo
No more Mr.FightGuy
 
Mystifo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: YYT
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,136
vCash: 500
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.

Mystifo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 05:05 PM
  #24
PredsV82
Puckaroni and cheese
 
PredsV82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Outside
Country: Scotland
Posts: 14,297
vCash: 400
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveT83 View Post
#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?

PredsV82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
12-25-2012, 05:08 PM
  #25
Hurt
Registered User
 
Hurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 23,485
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
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.

__________________
Shoot me a PM with your concerns. Also, come visit us in the Science Forum!
Hurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:44 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.