I'm surprised that the Leafs didn't think he think had NHL potential. The Leafs do have lots of young Dman. Just thought there was way to have play in at least some of the time in the AHL next year.
Looks like the smurfs will continue in the AHL and maybe the NHL for the Leafs.
My point exactlly...how hard would it be giving him 3 x 925K to play in AHL and discover if hes made of for something bigger...no pun intended
Same goes for McGregor, who they also will not re-sign, ok, i understand 23y old Dakota missed his train....
I understand both McGregor and Dakota. IMO both don't seem to NHLers. Gordeev I thought had potential. The other issue which is the 50 man rule roster, if for some reason the Leafs didn't want Gordeev on that roster lack of space apparently, and only had space on a ECHL contract, now I see why Gordeev would refuse to sign that deal. Leafs must think Duzsak, Hollawell, Lindgren and Rasenum have more NHL Dman potential and are on the 50 man roster. Good luck to Gordeev, an Etobicoke (Toronto) raised boy like myself.