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

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.

Alec Brownscombe is the founder of MapleLeafsHotStove.com, where he has written daily about the Leafs since September of 2008. He was also the editor of the 2009-12 Maple Leafs Annuals. You can contact him at [email protected]
675 comments
Luke_R
Luke_R

New thread up.. rendezvous!

Faalcon
Faalcon

Let's get Stasny so that this Bozak talk finishes.

flappypaddle
flappypaddle

Bozak must be smoking the good stuff to think about that kinde of nlmoney tops is 3.25 imop.

Luke_R
Luke_R

CALLING IT: TimThomas to Philly on really cheap cheap contract

mcloki
mcloki

Holy crap there's a no trade clause in Lecalvaliers deal. Are the flyers changing their logo to an albatross.

leafmealone
leafmealone

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?

Jordan29
Jordan29

Reimer

For

Coburn

????

Or do we take that chance?

MeIzGuest
MeIzGuest

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??

Faalcon
Faalcon

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.

JMAC17
JMAC17

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?

Luke_R
Luke_R

5 years, 4.5M confirmed

ingy56
ingy56

I'd take Matt Read from the Flyers for a pick. 

leafmealone
leafmealone

The only downside I really see to all this, is that Philly was never going to be signing Bozak, so his market remains unaffected.

dontcallmeshirley
dontcallmeshirley

the flyers are only about big names, no plan!  not a clue about building a champion

Luke_R
Luke_R

i think Philly makes a trade and does something to clear space... i dunno what but Holgrem is a mad man lol

2minutes
2minutes

Lol I love how most were high on getting Vinny... Now it's like "Fuck that guy, he's old and shit"

Luke_R
Luke_R

Vinny signing with Philly is definitly a domino falling for the offseason plan for Nonis... from exhibit A to plan B

mcloki
mcloki

Philly truly is lost in the forest.

Beleafer29
Beleafer29

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.


Knights2Leafs
Knights2Leafs

Lecalvalier - 5 years at $4.5M with Philly!!  Holy shit.

Scottish Leaf
Scottish Leaf

I can't go to bed yet, too many things going on for my liking

Bryan93
Bryan93

With this Vinny thing settled things should start picking up, one would hope

Cameron19
Cameron19

Philly's now 1.17 million over the cap again, with no goalie. 

Scottish Leaf
Scottish Leaf

Holmgren and Gillis really are the two shittest GM's in recent memory

Reimocerous
Reimocerous

wow ... I mean Philly has a couple buyouts but where is their cap at?

RielledUp
RielledUp

Flyers got him... 5 year 23.5 million. hahahahah how are they going to work the cap?

Jordan29
Jordan29

Coburn and Bozak will be signed very shortly

Cameron19
Cameron19

That's a shocker, in my opinion.  I would have understood Detroit or Boston or even Montreal....Philly is a poor choice for him. 

Armchair GM
Armchair GM

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...

Billy-Action
Billy-Action

Phillys idea of a good signing is to only over pay by a bit too much.  Vinny will cash in there.

ingy56
ingy56

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.

Cameron19
Cameron19

4.7 million per for 5 years. 

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

Fack, Dreger gets better scoops out of Philly than he does Nonis

#thanks cuz

Billy-Action
Billy-Action

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.

Jordan29
Jordan29

Bozak will be back 100% book it

ingy56
ingy56

Dave Lozo ‏@DaveLozo

28s

Lecavalier: "I'm tired of playing on an offense-first team with a weak blue line and shaky goaltending. So I am signing with the Flyers."

Leafs_17
Leafs_17

Dreger on TV is pretty much saying its done just wait for confirmation 

RielledUp
RielledUp

"FINE!, I'll just go to another non-playoff team with a star canadian center and shitty goaltending"- Lecavalier

Bryan93
Bryan93

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.  


leafmealone
leafmealone

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.

Luke_R
Luke_R

Knew it was too good to be true, NO ONE EVER comes to toronto :(