Bikini OTD Cox Is Right

Here’s your bikini of the day from

“In four months, both brothers may be available as 28-year-old unrestricted free agents, two point-a-game players that could instantly take the Leafs from also-ran status to that of a playoff team.At that point, few would blame the Leafs if they said, “Screw patience and the five-year plan. Let’s get better now.” Each currently makes $3.75 million (all figures U.S.) under deals signed in 2006 by former Vancouver GM Dave Nonis, now Burke’s right-hand man in Toronto. Each twin reportedly wants $7 million. And that’s where the Leafs’ interest tails off.”

That’s right. A little common sense may finally have arrived in the GM’s office at the ACC. In years past one could assume that the buds would way overpay for players like the Sedins. The Leafs have become notorious for overpaying free agents. I think Cox is bang on in his assessment of the Burke plan. He won’t overpay for anyone, at least not yet. There is no reason to.

“The guess is they only land in Toronto at Burke’s price, not as beneficiaries of a wild bidding war.”

Not that I don’t like the brothers. I just don’t want to overpay for them at this point.

Enjoy the game tonight.

Anyone else going to the game vs. the Caps? If so happy to meet up for a pop before or after.

Looking for Maple Leafs tickets the rest of the way? Look no further

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March 21, 2009 3:38 pm

I’ll be there….Looking forward to seeing AO held pointless 🙂

So how much would you be willing to pay if they were willing/wanting to come for a few bucks less than market? $6M each? I don’t watch enough Canucks games…I want to make sure that the top paid players on our team not only get a point per game (or more) but have heart….Our top guy(s) need to be like Dougie, Wendel, Sittler….heart and points….AO, Crosby…..Do the twins have what it takes to lead us to the cup?

March 21, 2009 5:53 pm

The Sedins were awol in the playoffs back in 07 but they have gotten better since then. I think if they bring it in the post season this year the Canucks might resign or theyll get more on the open market, but if they fail yet again who is going to want to pay them 6+?

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