Former Kraken Gets Screwed Over By The Leafs

Published October 9, 2023 at 2:20 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have found themselves in hot water regarding their treatment of veteran goaltender Martin Jones. In a move that has raised eyebrows across the NHL, the Leafs inserted a $100,000 restricted signing bonus into Jones' contract, making it a costly endeavor for any team looking to acquire him.

This significant bonus payment, set to be awarded to Jones upon signing with a new team, acted as a deterrent for potential suitors when Jones recently hit the waiver wire. Unsurprisingly, no teams opted to claim him, given the financial burden associated with the bonus payment.

This move has effectively led to Jones being relegated to the AHL, a situation that has left fans and analysts scratching their heads. It raises questions about the Leafs' intentions with Jones and the impact of such contractual decisions on player mobility within the league.

October 9   |   82 answers
Former Kraken Gets Screwed Over By The Leafs

Do you think Jones would've gotten claimed if it wasn't for the signing bonus in his contract?

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