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Leafs Trade David Clarkson (This is Not a Joke)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded forward David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Nathan Horton. This is not a joke. This is the real mofo deal.

Clarkson was signed in July 2013 but didn't last two seasons. My doppelganger has been given the boot and nobody will be sorry to see him go.


Horton has not played this season due to a back injury, and may never play again. He is in the second year of a seven-year deal he signed with the Blue Jackets prior to the 2013-14 season worth an average annual value of $5.3 million.

The Leafs, a much richer team than Columbus, can afford to pay Horton to be on the long-term injured reserve. As long he's on it, there isn't a cap hit. Shanny might just be the executive of the year.

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