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.
@Loric76 Guessing Nonis had no interest in giivng him a NMC>
@Jordan29 why you trolling everyone? you love kadri.
walk away from the pipe ;)
@Jordan29 Jordans credibility on life support atm lol
@Jordan29 Is this a fake Jordan????
@Jordan29 ..... ARE YOU GETTING WORSE??
@Jordan29 Why are we trading for a guy who said he's retiring after this season? And why are we trading our best young offensive centre to do it? Are you high?
@Jordan29 Nooooooope. Try again.
@Jordan29 why are you helping the flyers.
@Loric76 YES and YES
@wiski Tim Thomas agrees to a 7 year, 49 million dollar deal with the Flyers, complete w/ FULL NMC.
@lukethenuke cheap for the flyers will be 5 years at 5 million....I cant see Thomas taking a pay cut
@lukethenuke Thomas has too much ego to take a pay cut. Not gonna happen.
@Loric76 I bet there is where we really fell out of contention
@Loric76 Holy phuck!
@leafmealone remember the cake they wheeled out at the beginning of the draft?
@Glove Dropper everyone has one nowadays lol
@Jordan29 are you frozen in the past?! havent been here for a wjile makes ya a lil rusty eh? lol
@Jordan29 Come on man. You can do better than that.
@Jordan29 Maybe like 3 years ago
@Jordan29 Good God, no.
@Jordan29 FUCK NO
@Faalcon Doesnt matter, no one will pay hardly anyone near $5million, no one has cap room.