I wonder if its strictly production that is considered for the conditional pick or possibly if how much he eats away at the cap will also be considered.If we end up paying him roughly what we would have on the open market 3-4 million then giving up any pick seems pointless.
Be careful with Jeff O'Neill. He does in fact have a drinking problem, as is apparent by his numerous DUI's while with Carolina. With his personal problems right now, including the death of his brother, he's going to need lots of support to not turn to alcohol.
If he stays away from his personal off the ice issues, i'd say he is a great addition for Toronto, but i'm glad he's no longer a Hurricane.
Here's hoping it's a first round selection, but i'm more inclined to believe it's a 2nd. Considering that he's damaged goods, and coming off a very poor season. I've been surprised before though.
Great deal, for a guy we've been trying to get for how long now? He's still young, and hopefully has lots of good years ahead of him. I just hope that the whole family issues he's going through don't effect him too much, but I'm sure they will, I mean, how can it not?
Gotta like it. Off the top of my head, O'Neill could be qualified for $2.8 million dollars. Methinks that Toronto has inked him for less than that amount. I'd guess perhaps $2.3 million a season ? Any way, looks like we get a good, proven, big winger for resonable dollars, who want to play in Toronto and is from the City.
This singing should also help bring back Roberts and Nieuey. They'd look good at about $1.5 to $1.75 million a piece, one year contract.
Regarding Domi, who does he think he is ? Just my opinion but his spouting off to the Star about he's going to base his decision on coming back or not after watching what the Leafs do is somewhat arrogant. I like his grit and determination but he's an overpaid 3rd/4th line player based on his pre CBA salary who isn't getting any younger. He hardly makes or breaks the Leafs. Perrott is waiting in the wings and will play for the league minimum. No way in he11 that Domi makes even his 24% rollback salary in the new CBA NHL (about $1.5 million). The absolute most that I'd pay him is a million and I'd have to reach to justify even that. If that offends him, it's good bye Tie as far as I'm concerned.
If true, O'Neill at $1.5 million a season is a steal. He put his money where his money was when he stated he'd take less to play for the Leafs. Sets a good example for Roberts, Nieuy and Domi to follow.