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]
683 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.

leafmealone
leafmealone

@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?

Cameron19
Cameron19

@wiski Tim Thomas agrees to a 7 year, 49 million dollar deal with the Flyers, complete w/ FULL NMC.

Bryan93
Bryan93

@lukethenuke cheap for the flyers will be 5 years at 5 million....I cant see Thomas taking a pay cut

JMAC17
JMAC17

@Loric76 I bet there is where we really fell out of contention

mcloki
mcloki

@leafmealone remember the cake they wheeled out at the beginning of the draft?

Luke_R
Luke_R

@Jordan29 are you frozen in the past?! havent been here for a wjile makes ya a lil rusty eh? lol

leafmealone
leafmealone

@MeIzGuest Teubert and Plante? lol #bigbusts_notalwaysagoodthing

Cameron19
Cameron19

@MeIzGuest Marlies might be, but probably not since they were benched in the AHL playoffs. 

peterbleafs
peterbleafs

@Faalcon Doesnt matter, no one will pay hardly anyone near $5million, no one has cap room.

mcloki
mcloki

@Cameron19 @Loric76 Thank Jebuss. Come  on 5 years. How many guys do you think Philly will be carrying on LTIR in 2 years. 8?