Bozak contract talks expected to resume today with Leafs. Proposal on the table believed to be 8 years at less than $5 mil per.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 2, 2013
Honesty don't know how a guy can demand an absurd number of years and dollars when he was a 1C and finished 40th overall among C points.
— Pion Dhaneuf (@mORRganRielly) July 2, 2013
It’s troubling to me that negotiations are even ongoing, and that Nonis has repeatedly expressed a desire to bring Bozak back, if these kind of terms represent the current conditions of the negotiation. The Leafs aren’t perfect down the middle, but they’ve now got some depth with a decent, role-defined one through four. They’re without a clear-cut number one center, but paying Tyler Bozak anything close to what he apparently seems to think he’s worth is just all sorts of silly and obviously does not fix that problem. None of this should need to be said, but there seems to be something – maybe management views Tyler Bozak completely differently than most of us here do – that makes me uneasy about the outcome of this negotiation.
Those dollars are better allocated toward adding a defenceman and a winger in order to fill out the roster for next season.
On that note, The Sun is reporting that Don Meehan, agent of Clarke MacArthur, believes his agent will be testing Unrestricted Free Agency. No surprise there as there hasn’t been much talk of any negotiation between the two sides. It’s likely the Leafs are now going to take a healthy run at David Clarkson. The Leafs can talk to Clarkson starting tomorrow, when the pre-UFA negotiation window opens.
Holy crap there's a no trade clause in Lecalvaliers deal. Are the flyers changing their logo to an albatross.
So, I guess there's no way that Philly ends up with Tim Thomas now. I don't see him taking a cheap deal. Any guesses to who's going to sign this guy now?
Oilers don't qualify a couple of past 1st rounders: Colten Teubert D | 6'4", 195 lbs; Alex Plante D | 6'4", 230 lbs... would we be interested in these cheap big young guys, esp Teubert??
I hope Nonis does not sign Bozak for more than 3.5 mil per. The only pressure that I can think of may be coming from Kessell. If NONO bends over now, he will lose his credibility and the respect of the team and he will bend over again and again in such situations. Let this chicken nugget Bozak go to more temperate climes where someone will pay him big bucks. In my opinion he has played his best hockey thanks to Kessell and it is unlikely he will be this productive any where in the League.
Is there a certain amount you are allow to go over the cap by during the summer or can you spend away and be compliant by opening night?
The only downside I really see to all this, is that Philly was never going to be signing Bozak, so his market remains unaffected.
i think Philly makes a trade and does something to clear space... i dunno what but Holgrem is a mad man lol
Vinny signing with Philly is definitly a domino falling for the offseason plan for Nonis... from exhibit A to plan B
Hey Philly enjoy another year with a fading star, half ass defense and NO GOALIE, see building from the front back NEVER works.
Vinny enjoy that dirty town called Philly, if you under achieve you will get boo'd, enjoy the playoffs from your couch in fucksville.
That's a shocker, in my opinion. I would have understood Detroit or Boston or even Montreal....Philly is a poor choice for him.
Ferarro said the Leafs offered two 2nd round picks and Scrivens for Luongo at the trade deadline but the 'Nucks declined because they had to eat $1M a year...
I'd like to get Briere now, he has to be pissed that they bought out him to sign another aging player. I'm betting he's a very motivated player.
Vinny may have seemed like a good option but i really think he would have folded up like a cheap suit under the pressure of playoff hockey.
"FINE!, I'll just go to another non-playoff team with a star canadian center and shitty goaltending"- Lecavalier
Time to move on. Vinny may have been nice for a year, maybe two but he is past his prime. Nonis is gonna come though in the next few days.
So Philly just got older with more pieces on the full out decline? Why's everybody so upset? The current CBA lasts too long for them to get anymore compliance buyouts to fix the problems they're creating.