On Trading Sean Avery

Spoke to Neil Smith this am about this, from a logistics perspective only. So the Stars could waive Avery, he would clear. They would then recall him. Assuming the Leafs were able to get him on a claim, his salary would go down to about 2 million. The Leafs would then trade Blake to Dallas for a 2nd round pick.

Leafs dump Blake, and his $, get avery at a decent discount and a 2nd round pick

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    How would a buyout work? Do the teams split the payout or does it become the Leafs entire responsibility?

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    torontosportsmedia 11 years ago

    No, again according to Neil, both teams, in this case Toronto and Dallas would be equally on the hook for the buyout.

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    lister 11 years ago

    I like it but would prefer Avery rot in the ECHL or somewhere comparable than getting a buyout.

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    torontosportsmedia 11 years ago

    I hear you, but he is going to be back in the NHL

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    Based on what I’ve heard about this guy…I wouldn’t touch him right now. He may work on a team that has a lot of respected Vet leaders that would keep him in his place/in line….That’s not the Leafs right now. Perhaps Wilson could do it but why would we want Wilson working on that project when there is more important work to be done?

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    Eggbert 11 years ago

    Avery is the last player a team looking to create a new environment needs.The leafs are trying to create a new structure and disipline,why would they want a loose cannon on board?