Davey Clarkman is back, baby!

What a weird world we live in. After the Leafs have done gods work to clear enough cap space to keep all of the good parts of this team together, Dubas also decided to spice up our summer even more and bring back the man, the myth, the legend himself, Wendel Clark… er, I mean David Clarkson.
Apparently, the Vegas Golden Knights need money or something, so the Leafs have acquired David Clarkson’s contract and a fourth round pick for Garret Sparks.

This is going to happen involve TOR getting a fourth-round pick and sending Garret Sparks to LV https://t.co/jW31SrHTDR
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 23, 2019

First off, Dave Nonis is a liar. He said we wouldn’t have to worry about years six or seven, and here we are in year seven, with David Clarkson on our cap. No wonder he got fired.
In all seriousness, this is just bizarre. I’m no cap expert, but the easiest way to explain this is that because he’s LTIRetired, Clarkson won’t count against the cap at all. He’s basically Nathan Horton, who we traded him for in the first place coincidentally.
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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

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