Bozak wants 8 years, 4.5+ million?; Agent Don Meehan believes MacArthur will test UFA

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Umm, what?

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.

  • ConnorCrisp

    Price yourself too high and nobody will take you seriously..

  • Black_Hawk

    i would not want bozak at anything near that contract. Cya if thats the final offer.

  • Black_Hawk

    i would not want bozak at anything near that contract. Cya if thats the final offer.

  • Bryan93

    Funny how things work out.  Years ago we could never find wingers to play with Sundin.  Now we have the wingers but cant find the centermen.  Imagine Sundin with Kessel on his wing

    • lister

      Bryan93 Yeah, I’ve been saying that since Kessel was traded for. *sigh* At least there was some good chemistry with Lupul.

  • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

    question , who is more valuable to leafs ? bozak or grabbo ???

    • Black_Hawk

      unclejakescards Grabo when he is on imo

    • Black_Hawk

      unclejakescards Grabo when he is on imo

    • ConnorCrisp

      unclejakescards grabbo i would hope. Just need to drill faceoffs into the whole forward core

    • Ensign

      IMO Grabo. He brings a lot of intangibles and has played one poor season where he was miscast.

    • Ensign

      IMO Grabo. He brings a lot of intangibles and has played one poor season where he was miscast.

    • happy_gilmour

      unclejakescards Bozie if it means signing Kessel long term… sign Bozie, then Kessel, then buy-out Bozie… who cares about the money, MLSE is rich… (I’m totally joking btw)

      • ConnorCrisp

        happy_gilmour unclejakescards If only Bozie and Kess would have a falling out of some sort… hmmm

    • Bryan93

      unclejakescards Bozak if the price is right.  Although Grabovski was a beast in the playoffs last year.  Wouldnt mind giving him one more year to see if he rebounds

  • ProfessorRance

    What a greedy SOB.

    • Black_Hawk

      ProfessorRance lol i would do the same thing though

      • ProfessorRance

        Black_Hawk ProfessorRance I would too within reason. That is asking for a ridiculous amount.

  • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

    ok, lets try this again …….
    bozak at 4 mil per or grabbo at 5.5 mil per ????
    i believe the 4 mil is the deal point …..

    • Ensign

      Bang for buck Grabo still brings more to the game

      • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

        Ensign haha , your vote shouldnt count , we know you have a hard on for grabbo ….lolol

      • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

        Ensign haha , your vote shouldnt count , we know you have a hard on for grabbo ….lolol

        • Ensign

          Haha ya ya. But seriously he brings way more that bozak

        • ConnorCrisp

          Ensign for example: grabbo can pass AND shoot the puck.

        • ConnorCrisp

          Ensign for example: grabbo can pass AND shoot the puck.

        • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

          Ensign if only he had good chemistry with kessell ……… it would be a no brainer …….

        • Ze_theLeafsFan

          unclejakescards Ensign he’s barely played with Kessel tho

        • Ze_theLeafsFan

          unclejakescards Ensign he’s barely played with Kessel tho

        • Ensign

          Ya he was totally miscast and they wanted to spread scoring around. I’m ok going with kadri and Grabo and switching them around if need be

        • Ensign

          Ya he was totally miscast and they wanted to spread scoring around. I’m ok going with kadri and Grabo and switching them around if need be

    • lister

      unclejakescards If the only choice was that then Grabs. But I’d prefer replacing them both.

      • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

        lister unclejakescards i honestly would too ……

  • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

    ok, lets try this again …….
    bozak at 4 mil per or grabbo at 5.5 mil per ????
    i believe the 4 mil is the deal point …..

  • Ze_theLeafsFan

    nice knowing ya and ya flow Bozak

    • ConnorCrisp

      Ze_theLeafsFan Also. CUT YOUR DAMN HAIR.

      • KingTon

        ConnorCrisp Ze_theLeafsFan and pass to other players on the ice other than just Kessel.

        • ConnorCrisp

          KingTon ConnorCrisp Ze_theLeafsFan he is pretty good at passing to opposing defenders.

        • KingTon

          ConnorCrisp KingTon Ze_theLeafsFan Yes, not sure that’s intentional though lol.

      • KingTon

        ConnorCrisp Ze_theLeafsFan and pass to other players on the ice other than just Kessel.

  • Burtonboy

    Jesus Nonis make a deal for a center fer fucks sake.Put an end to this nonsense

    • ConnorCrisp

      Burtonboy its all NONISense
      lol

    • Black_Hawk

      Burtonboy str8

  • Sam

    If Bozak gets 4.5 million per Clarkson gets 6

  • Ze_theLeafsFan

    I will rather have Vinny for 5 years than Bozak for 8 years.

    • Black_Hawk

      Ze_theLeafsFan yeah i agree

    • Black_Hawk

      Ze_theLeafsFan yeah i agree

    • Black_Hawk

      Ze_theLeafsFan i’d pay a million to 1.5 more for vinny too

    • Black_Hawk

      Ze_theLeafsFan i’d pay a million to 1.5 more for vinny too

    • lister

      Ze_theLeafsFan Same, as long as the salary isn’t too high.

  • Ze_theLeafsFan

    I will rather have Vinny for 5 years than Bozak for 8 years.

  • ProfessorRance

    Bozak is Feaster’s boy. I hope so at least.

    • ConnorCrisp

      ProfessorRance match made in heaven!

    • ConnorCrisp

      ProfessorRance match made in heaven!

      • ProfessorRance

        ConnorCrisp ProfessorRance It would be perfect.

      • ProfessorRance

        ConnorCrisp ProfessorRance It would be perfect.

      • ProfessorRance

        ConnorCrisp ProfessorRance It would be perfect.

    • lister

      ProfessorRance The Flames have been collecting ex-Leafs so keep the party going…

      • ProfessorRance

        lister ProfessorRance Especially the best one’s like Stajan lol.

    • lister

      ProfessorRance The Flames have been collecting ex-Leafs so keep the party going…

  • Alec Brownscombe

    LN-093 Why bother? Why not just part ways if that’s the asking price? If Nonis is thinking straight about this player, he knows they’re eons apart.

    • Black_Hawk

      Alec Brownscombe LN-093 nonis is good at negotiations so i have no doubt that we wont give bozak that contract

      • Alec Brownscombe

        Black_Hawk Alec Brownscombe LN-093 We need to give Bozak nothing close to that contract. That’s what worries me, not that he’ll give him what he wants.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    LN-093 Why bother? Why not just part ways if that’s the asking price? If Nonis is thinking straight about this player, he knows they’re eons apart.

  • TOHockeyNut

    If that was the offer from Bozak’s camp and I’m Nonis I just put a final offer on the table and start focusing my efforts elsewhere. No time to deal with crap like that.

    • ProfessorRance

      TOHockeyNut Vinny’s our first target I bet.

    • ProfessorRance

      TOHockeyNut Vinny’s our first target I bet.

      • Black_Hawk

        ProfessorRance TOHockeyNut ill take briere before bozak at that contract

        • lister

          Black_Hawk ProfessorRance TOHockeyNut Wouldn’t even touch Briere at that. Not much of an upgrade IMO.

        • ProfessorRance

          lister Black_Hawk ProfessorRance TOHockeyNut Or Weiss for that matter as well.

        • ProfessorRance

          lister Black_Hawk ProfessorRance TOHockeyNut Or Weiss for that matter as well.

        • Black_Hawk

          lister Black_Hawk ProfessorRance TOHockeyNut no i mean i wud take Briere (not at the bozak contract)

        • lister

          ProfessorRance lister Black_Hawk TOHockeyNut Weiss certainly over Bozak and Briere.

        • Black_Hawk

          lister ProfessorRance Black_Hawk TOHockeyNut oh yeah him too

        • lister

          ProfessorRance Black_Hawk TOHockeyNut Briere is 35! Weiss is 30.

        • Greg Fenton

          lister ProfessorRance Black_Hawk TOHockeyNut Who cares if Briere is 35 if they get him on a short term deal and he helps the team?

        • lister

          Greg Fenton lister ProfessorRance Black_Hawk TOHockeyNut I don’t think Briere helps the team as much as Weiss. There’s no way Briere signs for a year or two. Who wants him at 38-40?

        • Greg Fenton

          lister Greg Fenton ProfessorRance Black_Hawk TOHockeyNut How do you know Briere and kessel wouldn’t lay great together? 
          What if Weiss doesn’t want to come here? Or he wants 6-7 million a year for 6 years? 
          And how does Briere not sign for a year or two? Unless someone is willing to commit for 4-5 years, he’ll have no choice.

      • Black_Hawk

        ProfessorRance TOHockeyNut ill take briere before bozak at that contract

  • Boblav

    I’d rather have weise than bozak. Weise and carksn and ference. Fuck bozak.

    • bear19

      Boblav Weis Clarkson Ference Boland Bernier drop the puck

  • DFA1976

    IS BOZAK HIGH? 4 YEARS AT 4 PER IS GOOD ENOUGH…..BUT C’MON DUDE 8 YEARS AT 4.5+ YOU GREEDY BASTARD….. NO LOYALTY IN HIS BLOOD

    • Black_Hawk

      DFA1976 would you not do the same?

      • ConnorCrisp

        Black_Hawk DFA1976 I wouldnt start negotiations by pissing off the other side with a retarded deal

      • ConnorCrisp

        Black_Hawk DFA1976 I wouldnt start negotiations by pissing off the other side with a retarded deal

        • Great Dane

          ConnorCrisp Black_Hawk DFA1976 doesn’t seem too clever

    • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

      DFA1976  
      Couldnt agree more. The man is a 3rd liner and an 8 year deal for such is just absurd. Added to that he wants to be paid Lupul and Kessel money then he can take a long walk off a short pier. The boy is a sandwich short of a picnic.
      The max I’d go before he insulted us was 3 years at 3.2 million and I think that is a high wage for a third liner. Its Bolland money and Bolland is much better. Now after the insult, he can F-off.

  • KingTon

    Don’t think Bozak will get anything close to this deal on the open market either.  Might get a higher dollar amount but it’ll be on a much shorter term (although he can only get 7 years max with another team).

  • Jordan29

    5-6 years at 4.25 is what will probably happen am betting

  • Great Dane

    Would the Leafs have interest in the LW – UFA by the way with a scoring rate at 2.36 point/60 coming of a contract of 1.8 million per year.    Vinny is 2.34 point/60.

  • ConnorCrisp

    We could also pickup the red hot Kyle ‘unicorn dust’ Wellwood or Nik ‘stonefoot’ Antropov

  • Scottish Leaf

    Question for you gentlemen, how do you become a hockey coach?

    • lister

      @Scottish Leaf Apply for a job posting and get it? :-p

      • Scottish Leaf

        lister I am quitting my job next year and going off to University to study psychology which I am hoping to incorporate into sport and then see where it goes. I thought about possibly football(soccer) coaching and then thought, why not see if I can become a hockey coach in Canada and work my way up.

      • Scottish Leaf

        lister I am quitting my job next year and going off to University to study psychology which I am hoping to incorporate into sport and then see where it goes. I thought about possibly football(soccer) coaching and then thought, why not see if I can become a hockey coach in Canada and work my way up.

    • leafmealone

      @Scottish Leaf At what level?

      • Scottish Leaf

        leafmealone That I am not sure yet, I can’t skate so I dare say 5-6 year olds to start with 😀

        • LN-093

          @Scottish Leaf leafmealone You can’t skate and you want to be a hockey coach eh?  Kinda like Bozak expects an 8 year deal lol.

        • Scottish Leaf

          LN-093 leafmealone Rome wasn’t built in a day, one step at a time bud :)

        • Scottish Leaf

          LN-093 leafmealone Rome wasn’t built in a day, one step at a time bud :)

        • Scottish Leaf

          LN-093 leafmealone Nah, I know it will be, but where I am right now it’s impossible, when I move off to Uni, they have a hockey team that plays there so I will learn how to skate there :)

        • leafmealone

          @Scottish Leaf leafmealone If that’s the case, then learn how to skate first, then see if you can take any classes in person or online that provide coaching fundamentals. It’s important to at least be able to get out on the ice with the kids and be able to do some of what you’re asking of them. Fundamentals need to be taught well, and as early as possible.
          After that, just go to whatever organization is running youth leagues in your area and see what they can do. And be prepared to have a criminal background check etc. As you’re not a father to any of the kids in the league, and sound like you’ve never played the game, then there are going to be some concerns as to why you want to spend time with a group of young boys coaching a sport you have no experience with. Not accusing you of anything…just saying is all.

        • Scottish Leaf

          leafmealone Gotcha, I’m planning to move off to Dundee next September, I’ll be 27 by then and they have the Dundee Stars that play there, I’m sure I could ask to help out/learn to skate when I’m there and see what happens. Then it just becomes a matter of patience and see if I can scrape funds together to move to Canada to learn about hockey coaching.

        • leafmealone

          @Scottish Leaf leafmealone You shouldn’t need to scrape a large amount of funds together. Depending on where and at what level you want to coach, there are often a number of free seminars/material that you attend/can get your hands on.
          To be honest, volunteer with whoever will take you for a while, assist with another team, and you’ll learn all you need to coach a group of 5-6 year olds for the most part. Then just keep adding to your knowledge as you go.

        • Scottish Leaf

          leafmealone It sounds like out of a disney movie but I want to aim high, like really high. Sport is what I love the most and I figure, the sky is my limit as long as I’m dedicated and want to succeed.
          I guess actually physically getting off to University will be my first hurdle but we’ll see how that goes first but I am determined to learn how to skate when I get there and try to play for a team once I learn how to skate and keep my head up etc 😀

        • Scottish Leaf

          leafmealone It sounds like out of a disney movie but I want to aim high, like really high. Sport is what I love the most and I figure, the sky is my limit as long as I’m dedicated and want to succeed.
          I guess actually physically getting off to University will be my first hurdle but we’ll see how that goes first but I am determined to learn how to skate when I get there and try to play for a team once I learn how to skate and keep my head up etc 😀

        • Scottish Leaf

          LN-093 leafmealone I should try and kill 2 birds with 1 stone and apply for college/university in Canada and that way, I can learn first hand.

        • Scottish Leaf

          LN-093 leafmealone I love that, I figure I have a good advantage already as to be honest, my first love was football, but now I think hockey(see I don’t even say ice hockey) is actually taking over from it. 
          That sounds like an awesome idea though, going to look at which Universities are worth checking out in Canada now.

        • Scottish Leaf

          LN-093 leafmealone Just looked at some sport psychology in Ottawa University…..seems interesting, going to look into this further.

  • Scottish Leaf

    Question for you gentlemen, how do you become a hockey coach?

  • Marlies Man

    So what competitive teams are out there are in need of a third line centre who ideally can move up to second in a pinch and are willing to pay him $4.5 million for 5+ years? Have fun playing for a cellar dweller again Bozie! Hope you enjoyed those five playoff games.

  • Marlies Man

    So what competitive teams are out there are in need of a third line centre who ideally can move up to second in a pinch and are willing to pay him $4.5 million for 5+ years? Have fun playing for a cellar dweller again Bozie! Hope you enjoyed those five playoff games.

  • Savo43

    8 years, 24million. Take it or leave it Tyler.

    • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

      Savo43 tooooooooo much
      8 years for a 3rd liner taking him to 35. If his any good on the third line his body wont last that long.

      • Savo43

        Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Savo43 Its 3 million dollars bro. lolll.

        • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

          Savo43 Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs  
          I put my max below as 3.2 for 3 years.
          If he wants 8 years then I max out at 2.2

        • KingTon

          Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Savo43 If he is getting 8 years he better be fetching beer for fans during intermissions.

      • Savo43

        Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs Savo43 Its 3 million dollars bro. lolll.

    • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

      Savo43 tooooooooo much
      8 years for a 3rd liner taking him to 35. If his any good on the third line his body wont last that long.

    • lister

      Savo43 Long term contracts for players like Crosby, Malkin, Stamkos, etc. Okay fine. Everyone else, yeah right.

    • lister

      Savo43 Long term contracts for players like Crosby, Malkin, Stamkos, etc. Okay fine. Everyone else, yeah right.

      • bear19

        lister Savo43 Stamkos never got one..hes UFA in 3 years.

        • lister

          bear19 lister Savo43 I’m saying players of that calibre I’m okay with long term deals. For everyone else however that’s just crazy.

          Oh, I’m glad Stamkos signed a short deal with the Bolts. He’ll look good in a different blue and white uniform in a few years. 😉

        • lister

          bear19 lister Savo43 I’m saying players of that calibre I’m okay with long term deals. For everyone else however that’s just crazy.

          Oh, I’m glad Stamkos signed a short deal with the Bolts. He’ll look good in a different blue and white uniform in a few years. 😉

        • Savo43

          lister bear19 Savo43 Yes indeed he will.

        • Savo43

          lister bear19 Savo43 Yes indeed he will.

        • Savo43

          lister bear19 Savo43 Yes indeed he will.

        • Savo43

          lister bear19 Savo43 Yes indeed he will.

      • Greg Fenton

        lister Savo43 What about next year when Kesse and Phaneuf, who are not as good as the players you mentioned but hte best players on the leafs want 8 year contracts and top player money? Never might what Reimer might ask for, espically if he retains the #1 goalie job.

        • Savo43

          Greg Fenton lister Savo43 Read my next post lol.

      • Savo43

        lister Savo43 Lollll. I would not give him 8 years anyways. I was pointing out the fact that if he did, id take his 5 million dollar hopes and bring them down to 3.

  • leafmealone

    For all those who think that Bozak needs to be resigned in order to keep Kessel. What GM in the NHL do you think is going to pay big bucks for Kessel as a UFA in order to pair him with Tyler Bozak? Get real. In fact, any team so terrible that it will pay Bozak what he wants as a UFA this summer is exactly the type of team that Kessel will NEVER sign with.

  • dontcallmeshirley

    Grabo is overpaid by about a million. He is worth 4.5 per. Bozak is worth 3.5 per. 
    Max I would give bozak is 4.0 over 5 yrs without a NTC. If he wants a limited NTC knock off 250-500k.
    Leafs probably offered 3 yrs at 3 million, so meet half way and….

  • Great Dane

    The
    Toronto Maple Leafs are actively shopping center Mikhail Grabovski, two
    sources close to the organization told TFP on Tuesday.
    Grabovski, 29, has four years left on a five-year, $27.5 million contract.

    He also owns a limited no-trade clause, where he can list up to 10 teams he will not accept a trade to.
    It’s unclear if the Maple Leafs have asked him to update his list, but
    according to one source, the Leafs have had a conversation with the
    Detroit Red Wings about Grabovski.

    Several teams are looking for help up the middle, including the Anaheim
    Ducks, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Calgary Flames, Dallas
    Stars and Florida Panthers, though it’s not known if these clubs have
    had conversations with Toronto regarding Grabovski.

    The Leafs acquired center Dave Bolland from the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, further deepening their center position.

    Leafs GM Dave Nonis and his staff have been in negotiations with center
    Tyler Bozak, who can sign with any team starting noon ET on July 5.

    Bozak is believed to be seeking a long-term deal worth more than $5
    million per season, something the Leafs are not willing to pay.

    Toronto is, however, expected to pursue free agent center Stephen Weiss,
    who has spent his entire NHL career with the Florida Panthers, and will
    begin speaking to his camp as soon as teams are allowed to do so, at
    12:01am ET Wednesday.

    Meanwhile, the Maple Leafs are also entertaining calls for defensemen Carl Gunnarsson, Cody Franson and John-Michael Liles

    • Black_Hawk

      Great Dane whats the source?

      • Burtonboy

        Black_Hawk Great Dane The Fourth Period . Not the most reliable bunch on the go .

        • Black_Hawk

          Burtonboy Black_Hawk Great Dane yeah they are not

        • Great Dane

          Black_Hawk Burtonboy Great Dane Believe that Grabo could be on the move maybe Calgary

        • Great Dane

          Black_Hawk Burtonboy Great Dane Believe that Grabo could be on the move maybe Calgary

        • dontcallmeshirley

          Great Dane Black_Hawk Burtonboy why and for who?

      • Burtonboy

        Black_Hawk Great Dane The Fourth Period . Not the most reliable bunch on the go .

    • Black_Hawk

      Great Dane whats the source?

    • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

      Great Dane  
      Losing Franson would be tough. Gunnarson yes and Liles yes BUT Franson – that would be a shame.

    • Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs

      Great Dane  
      Losing Franson would be tough. Gunnarson yes and Liles yes BUT Franson – that would be a shame.

    • dontcallmeshirley

      Great Dane Weiss Pass
      rather grabo but the cap hit is a killer!

    • Jordan29

      What site?

    • Alec Brownscombe

      Great Dane I don’t trust TFP at all.

      • Great Dane

        Alec Brownscombe Neither do I – but I will not rule out anything right now. It is highly likely that Grabo are being shopped right now.
        If they are confident that they will get another center. Liles + back to Avs do make sense.

    • dontcallmeshirley

      Great Dane I think Grabo would be play awesome for the wings

    • leafmealone

      Great Dane What are they thinking “entertaining” calls on Gunner and Franson?

    • leafmealone

      Great Dane What are they thinking “entertaining” calls on Gunner and Franson?

    • leafmealone

      Great Dane What are they thinking “entertaining” calls on Gunner and Franson?

    • leafmealone

      Great Dane What are they thinking “entertaining” calls on Gunner and Franson?

  • ConnorCrisp

    TIm and Sid are having fun with the bozak madness right now on the fan

    • Black_Hawk

      ConnorCrisp man i just saw there bargnani stuff, pretty funny

      • ConnorCrisp

        Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp rofl yeah. Sid was hilarious

    • Black_Hawk

      ConnorCrisp man i just saw there bargnani stuff, pretty funny

    • Black_Hawk

      ConnorCrisp man those guys are fun to listen to

      • Alec Brownscombe

        Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp Except when they try to act like they actually know anything about sports.
        They had a whole segment about, “is the Rask deal actually worse than the Kessel deal.”
        A deal which was never bad and looks better and better by the day.

        • Black_Hawk

          Alec Brownscombe Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp yeah that was stupid but usually there pretty goofy. Like there NWO stick with Cybulski

        • ProfessorRance

          Alec Brownscombe Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp Exactly Alec.

        • ProfessorRance

          Alec Brownscombe Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp Exactly Alec.

        • mcloki

          Alec Brownscombe Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp Wait. Wasn’t it Rask and something else for Raycroft? Argument could be made. Kessel deal is perception by ill informed fans. and griefers. Who just want to shit on anything that’s good for the Leafs.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          mcloki Alec Brownscombe Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp 
          My point was that the Rask deal was obviously very worse than the Kessel deal. The way they framed the question, and the way they talked about it, was if the Kessle trade was some measuring stick for awful Leafs trades.

        • mcloki

          Alec Brownscombe mcloki Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp. Kessel trade is a playbook on how to do trades. Well the Lupul, Gardiner one may be the best. Rask trade was terrible. Maybe the worse since the Kordic trade.

        • Greg Fenton

          Alec Brownscombe mcloki Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp I think it depends on how you want to look the trades. 
          The return the Leafs got in the Rask trade was much worse then the Kessel trade, it would be idiotic to argue other wise. 
          However the overall effect on the team (ie – the change in direction) caused by the Kessel deal was much worse then the Rask/Raycroft deal, which was a move that was part/supported the direction the team had been going in for years.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          Greg Fenton Alec Brownscombe mcloki Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp Hahahahahahahaha.
          Hahahahahahaha.
          Good one Greg.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          Greg Fenton Alec Brownscombe mcloki Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp Hahahahahahahaha.
          Hahahahahahaha.
          Good one Greg.

        • Greg Fenton

          Alec Brownscombe Greg Fenton mcloki Black_Hawk ConnorCrisp For a team that was rebuilding, that needed to spend 3-5 years at the bottom, collecting draft picks, building from within etc…. moving out 2 firsts and a 2nd for 1 player…….even with a good return, horrible change in direction. It would be like the Flames moving the same 3 picks for Jeff Skinner
          Rask/Raycroft – Bad trade at the right time
          Kessel/Picks – Good trade at the wrong time. 
          Thats the thing with all of Burkes deals, good returns, bad direction.

  • ConnorCrisp

    TIm and Sid are having fun with the bozak madness right now on the fan

  • Beleafer29

    Bozak to panthers for Weiss …see how Bozie likes south Florida and south side of the , agreed gets you nowhere

    • Savo43

      Beleafer29 I think Flozak would probably love Florida lol.

      • Black_Hawk

        Savo43 Beleafer29 lol maybe TB now that they moved out vinny

    • Beleafer29

      *southside of the standings

      • Savo43

        Beleafer29 Barkov, Huberdeau, Markstrom, Gudbranson, Bjustad, Versteeg, Kulikov, Mueller, Petrovic, Matthias, and Howden, are alll pretty friggin good, i don’t think theyre as bad as most think, but they definitely need work.

      • Savo43

        Beleafer29 Barkov, Huberdeau, Markstrom, Gudbranson, Bjustad, Versteeg, Kulikov, Mueller, Petrovic, Matthias, and Howden, are alll pretty friggin good, i don’t think theyre as bad as most think, but they definitely need work.

  • Beleafer29

    Bozak to panthers for Weiss …see how Bozie likes south Florida and south side of the , agreed gets you nowhere

  • Area49th

    Test the waters Bozak. 8 years is too long for a 3rd liner

    • Savo43

      Area49th Yeah tbh, i like Grabovski better than Bozak for this team in an offensive role. Kadri should get the top line with the big guns and Grabo should be playing with JVR and whoever we decide to sign for the 2nd line right wing spot. Nathan Horton, or David Clarkson. Heck, Jagr, Iginla or Ryder could do the job, but i’d rather have someone a little more in their prime and ready for the long haul. That said, i wouldn’t oppose either notion.

      • bear19

        Savo43 Area49th not Ryder

  • Area49th

    Test the waters Bozak. 8 years is too long for a 3rd liner

  • mcloki

    Term is crazy at 8 years. But the price per year at 4.25. I can see 5 years. FOr all the people that have problems with Bozak playing 1st line minutes . It’s on Nonis for not getting a better 1st line center. Bozak just plays when Carlyle calls his name.

    • Burtonboy

      mcloki ” Bozak just plays when Carlyle calls his name ”  ….. Which is more then any other center on the team. Carlyle likes Bozak

      • ConnorCrisp

        Burtonboy mcloki or is it that Kessel like Bozak?

      • mcloki

        Burtonboy mcloki Hey you can’t hold Bozak accountable for that.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          mcloki Burtonboy I don’t hate Bozak for letting Don Meehan try to score him a big deal. I just think Nonis shouldn’t even be entertaining at these terms.

        • Burtonboy

          Alec Brownscombe mcloki Burtonboy What they are asking for and what they get is 2 different things . I’ll call out Nonis if he signs him to a deal like that . We’re not there yet.

        • bear19

          Alec Brownscombe mcloki Burtonboy  
          he being courteous and doing the club speak thing .
          all for naught in the end…can’t see Bozaks fit.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          Burtonboy Alec Brownscombe mcloki It would have to be nowhere close to the reported asking price though. I don’t want him back at all, though I suppose at a certain price it would make sense to hold onto an asset.
          We know Nonis wants him back, hopes to have him back, which is an odd thing considering the reported terms of the negotiation.

        • Burtonboy

          Alec Brownscombe Burtonboy mcloki Carlyle is likely having some influence here as well

      • mcloki

        Burtonboy mcloki Hey you can’t hold Bozak accountable for that.

      • Savo43

        Burtonboy mcloki Bozak is a good player for sure. Seemingly still getting better. 5 years at 4 million each season would be nice. After that, sign Iginla/Clarkson/or Horton and Ference and we’re good to go =).

      • dlb eh

        Burtonboy mcloki 
        Randy gets pissed off during the game and shouts things at the other coach like “lick my ball sack” or at the refs like “what kinda calls that?”
        it all just sounds like Bozak to Tyler so he hops the boards before someone can stop him most times.  go back and watch the tape, Carlyle smirking as if to say “what’s yer little fuckin buddy up to now, Philly?”

      • dlb eh

        Burtonboy mcloki 
        Randy gets pissed off during the game and shouts things at the other coach like “lick my ball sack” or at the refs like “what kinda calls that?”
        it all just sounds like Bozak to Tyler so he hops the boards before someone can stop him most times.  go back and watch the tape, Carlyle smirking as if to say “what’s yer little fuckin buddy up to now, Philly?”

    • Burtonboy

      mcloki ” Bozak just plays when Carlyle calls his name ”  ….. Which is more then any other center on the team. Carlyle likes Bozak

    • Beleafer29

      Sounds like something the Rags would do…..overpay!!

  • MaxwellHowe

    Hard to imagine another team will pay that.  Tell Meehan to give us right of reply to any offer received abroad

  • -Keon-

    What fresh hell is this?

  • Loric76

    must be to pay for all the hair products to maintain that mop

  • Aaron Chan

    If we don’t want Bozak to come back next year, why aren’t we making more of a stink out of the fact that Nonis is even negotiating with Bozak’s camp?

    • mcloki

      Aaron Chan we’re haggling over price, not walking away. Here the Crickets in the MacA camp. And I like MacA.

    • Reimocerous

      Aaron Chan I don’t mind him back but in a 3rd liner type role. And paid as such.

      • ProfessorRance

        Reimocerous Aaron Chan We’ve got Bolland though.

  • ConnorCrisp

    Jon520 maybe JML + grabbo for statsny? On another note, Nonis was also talking alot with the blues during the draft.. hmmmm

    • ProfessorRance

      ConnorCrisp Jon520 That’s like 9 million going to Colorado though.Don’t think they want to add salary

    • Cameron19

      ConnorCrisp Jon520 More like Liles+Colborne/Ashton.

      • Great Dane

        Cameron19 ConnorCrisp Jon520 Liles Ashton and pick should close that deal – I would move the pick up to a 3rd round id they keep a million in salary

      • Great Dane

        Cameron19 ConnorCrisp Jon520 Liles Ashton and pick should close that deal – I would move the pick up to a 3rd round id they keep a million in salary

    • Jon520

      ConnorCrisp Jon520 yes…i heard there interest is jaden schwartz

      • Cameron19

        Jon520 ConnorCrisp I hope not.

      • Cameron19

        Jon520 ConnorCrisp I hope not.

      • Jon520

        Cameron19 Jon520 ConnorCrisp i agree….he’s not what the Leafs need….

  • Burtonboy

    -Keon- Good friggen chance of it . Where would he fit now that Bolland is on board . Unless they are trading Kadri lol

    • bear19

      Burtonboy -Keon-  
      Bozie can’t get there from here…he’s gone.

  • ConnorCrisp

    -Keon- from bozak and/or his agent

  • Alec Brownscombe

    -Keon- Tough to say based on Dreger’s tweet alone. We’re assuming the best that it’s Bozak’s camp.

    • ConnorCrisp

      Alec Brownscombe -Keon- If it were coming from the leafs we would be hearing how we just signed Bozak lol

      • Alec Brownscombe

        ConnorCrisp Alec Brownscombe -Keon- Yeah, very likely.

      • Alec Brownscombe

        ConnorCrisp Alec Brownscombe -Keon- Yeah, very likely.

      • -Keon-

        Agreed, but never underestimate greed

    • Alec Brownscombe

      -Keon- Could be.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    -Keon- Tough to say based on Dreger’s tweet alone. We’re assuming the best that it’s Bozak’s camp.

  • bear19

    Jon520  
    it wouldbe crazy to buy out Liles …very serviceable guy.

    just take back some salary under the new Burkie rule.

    • Cameron19

      bear19 Jon520 We can only take salary back for one more player this season.

    • Cameron19

      bear19 Jon520 We can only take salary back for one more player this season.

  • wendelsfist

    -Keon- It was probalby  Dreger’s proposal.

  • wendelsfist

    -Keon- It was probalby  Dreger’s proposal.