I wrote a post last summer after the Maple Leafs signed David Clarkson in which I commented on the odd structure of his contract, in that it shifted a lot of dollars from salary and towards signing bonuses. My theory, based on the Vincent Lecavalier buyout, was that this provided Clarkson with buyout protection, in [...]
Another night, another lineup shuffle for the Maple Leafs.
That seems highly probable, anyways, after David Clarkson's latest setback.
Moments after hitting the ice for Saturday morning's game-day skate, the Leafs forward shuffled back into the dressing room, leaving his status in doubt ahead of tonight's tilt against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
After a season so far defined—unflatteringly—by his contract, David Clarkson has a chance to prove that he’s more than years and zeroes and production that falls well short of what $36.75 million should provide fans and a franchise.
He’s got 25 games and hopefully a playoff series or two to make year one of his “local-boy-makes...
The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed power forward David Clarkson on injured reserve on Friday as he continues to deal with a bursa sac issue in his elbow.
David Clarkson, 29, has had more than a rough start to his tenure in Toronto and this latest setback comes at an awful time for the 6’’1 forward. His elbow injury was gruesomely depicted on an episode of HBO’s 24/7 three...
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
We’re starting to wonder whether David Clarkson is destined to get the Larry Murphy treatment.
This town can be tough on its so-called saviours, which Clarkson is starting to see first-hand.
It begins like this: A player who is great somewhere else comes to the Leafs as the missing piece of the puzzle. He gets off to a slow start...
Standing comfortably by his dressing room stall, David Clarkson refuses to dodge questions about a goal drought that's lingered 10 games into the start of his Maple Leafs career. He's willing answer queries for as long as needed.
"Ask whatever you want," he says.
And he understands the questions. But he also knows why he was brought into the fold in Toronto and...
The Maple Leafs will have suspended forward David Clarkson in their lineup for a preseason game against the Ottawa Senators.
Clarkson received an automatic 10-game suspension from the NHL - that doesn't begin until the regular season - for leaving the bench to join a fight.
Clarkson is allowed to play in preseason games, including Tuesday night's home game.
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2013
In case you needed a reminder that the NHL season is right around the corner, check out the massive line brawl that broke out in the third period of Sunday night's preseason game between the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The highlight of the brawl was the goalie fight between Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Sabres goalie Ryan Miller, which Bernier seemed to...
NHLTags: Bryan BickellChicago BlackhawksDavid ClarksonRyane CloweTye McGinnViktor StalbergThere are two adjectives that NHL organizations often claim to be a part of their management blueprint- “bigger” and “faster.”
During the end-of-year locker cleanout, Philadelphia Flyers’ general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters that the...
Coaches and players often talk about the bonds that develop over time. It would be difficult to find a stronger relationship than the one between Devils coach Peter DeBoer and right wing David Clarkson.
Their union has spanned nine years and has the coach and the right wing in the Stanley Cup Final. The player and the coach hold each other in high regard.
"He's a big part...