I fixed it for you.Gunner is a #2 pairing. Meaning 1 of 4 in the top 2 pairs of dmen
And will continue to be in St Louis
Gleason was the only defenceman who showed any grit around his own net, he isn't a points guy he's a stay home defensive player, the -14 is from the idiots he was playing with and having shitty Reimer in net, I'd rather have him than PhangoofYa, those 5 points in 40 games with a -14 are so likeable. Good ridance.
This team has no vision and is run by idiots. Liles would have been a cheaper buyout.
i don't doubt that Polak should be an upgrade over Gleason, BUT the leafs retained $200,000 from Gunnarsson's contract, and then bought out Gleason's 2 remaining years on his contract (which i think is about $2+ million per year).A couple of things some of you may not be aware of, Gunner has a pretty big hip issue and just had surgery in May. He should be ready for the start of the season but who knows how it will hold up over a season and moving forward.
Gleason, while he blocked shots and mucked it up a bit, he is slow as hell and provides poor defence. Basically Polak replaces what he brings, is younger, more mobile and an upgrade defensively.
and then this! 3 years @ $3m per for an old Dman. They're pissing away their cap money.Leafs just signed a 37 year old (Stephan Robidas) to a 3 year contract.