NHL.com's weekly Q&A feature called "Five Questions With ..." returns for the 2013-14 season. We'll talk to key figures in the game today and ask them poignant questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the state of their teams.
David Clarkson will be the toast of Toronto or the target of the fans' fury in about two months.
The former New Jersey Devils forward put himself in that precarious position by signing a seven-year, $37 million contract to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 5. Clarkson knows that a mega-contract signed with a big-market team always is accompanied by notoriety and scrutiny, but it can be even more pressure-packed when you're a local guy returning home.
Clarkson, who is from the Toronto suburb of Mimico, Ontario, hasn't even pulled the blue and white sweater over his head yet and his contract has been the target of criticism by some fans and media members.