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Leafs’ Robidas not yet cleared for contact

Sep 4, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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New Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas was making the media rounds today in Toronto, talking to both Sportsnet 590 the Fan (per theScore) and TSN 1050 in radio interviews.

To refresh your memory, Robidas signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the Leafs on July 1 after a nightmarish 2013-14 season that saw him fracture his leg twice, first with the Dallas Stars, then with the Anaheim Ducks.

The 37-year-old said today that he’s still not cleared for contact, but he’s been working out on the ice and expects to be cleared in time to play a few preseason games. The Leafs open their regular season on Oct. 8 versus Montreal.

Toronto’s defense will have a couple of new faces this season. In addition to signing Robidas, the Leafs acquired Roman Polak from St. Louis in return for Carl Gunnarsson.

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  1. therampagethatthaws - Sep 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    What a horrible contract that was/is.

  2. canuckinamerica - Sep 4, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Well, according to the Loafs it would have been $6M a year for 2 good legs.

  3. shanekelleytx - Sep 4, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    He’s old and declining fast, that contract is horrific. At least he brings leadership and a strong veteran presence.

  4. blomfeld - Sep 5, 2014 at 1:09 AM


    Well ain’t that a shame MLSE, you ‘pathetic’ 1.5 billion dollar scumbag operation !


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    LAX Control: well take it easy with those lowly Leafs eh ?

    Captain Blomfeld: no can do … say again, no can do, over ?

    LAX Control: LOL ! :) … okay, you’re clear to roll man !

    Captain Blomfeld: roger that LAX Control … LA-2015 now commencing take off ! :)

    • bsaures - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:46 AM

      I have to ask what drugs are you on (legal perscription or otherwise) that makes you do this? Im just curious because to come up with this much crazy is pretty hard to do without powerful narcotics

      • blomfeld - Sep 5, 2014 at 12:45 PM

        Question: I have to ask what drugs are you on ?

        Answer: The LA Kings ! … SC Champions and ‘greatest’ hockey team in the world !!! :)

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