Tyler Bozak on his critics

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Tyler Bozak joined Mike Hogan and Jeff O’Neill on TSN 1050’s Blue Lunch segment. Bozak revealed that he didn’t field offers from other teams having agreed to terms with the Leafs before free agency opened at Noon last Friday. He also responded to a few questions about his controversial status as the Leafs number one center.

Do you see yourself as a number one center?

“Yeah I do. I’m confident in myself. Obviously there are going to be guys better than you and guys that aren’t, but the line that I’ve been on has had a lot of success. I haven’t had as many points as my two wingers but they all had career years. I mean, if you asked them I think they’d say I was a big part of it. So I do, yes.”

Do the critics get to him?

“It doesn’t bother me at all. We play in Toronto, there’s going to be a lot of criticism coming. I’m happy. The only thing that matters is the guys in the room and I know they believe in me and they think I belong where I’m playing. Obviously the coach does, too. I’ve had two coaches now who have had the opportunity to not play me in that role and have, so if there’s a few fans on Twitter who don’t think I can play it… I’ll take the coach’s opinion over theirs every time.”

  • Mind Bomb

    Good for you Bozie, dont take no shit, and if any fans give you grief, send them to the complaint department of Mclaren and Orr, LLC.

    • playoff nut

      Mind Bomb Here let me get that door for you ,Mr Orr u have a winer ,umm I mean visitor wink

      • Mind Bomb

        playoff nut Mind Bomb  Haha nuter, that would be a fun place to work eh !

        • playoff nut

          Mind Bomb playoff nut thinkin I could be the official greeter

        • playoff nut

          Yes I think Mr Orr would enjoy this new position,knock knock ,whose there ?  A sens fan thats who  , Mr Orr  says get out ,u gotta be kidden ,some where a nut falls from a tree

        • furcifer

          playoff nut What does this even mean?

        • playoff nut

          furcifer playoff nut k lol,if u read back it means MB thinks a nut was funny I think

      • dlb eh

        playoff nut Mind Bomb
        “That man over there is talking to himself.   Do you see that scary looking man over there?
        “He’s a very scary looking man.”
        “Who is he?  What’s his name?”
        “His name is Colton Orr-ca Brasi, and he helps our players out sometimes.”

        • playoff nut

          dlb eh playoff nut Mind Bomb Hearing godfather theme again ,fin scary

  • dlb eh

    well done, Bozak.  play and win.
    let the twits tweet since there’s not much else they can do to stop you.

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      dlb eh Bingo. He’ll let his play on the ice show that he’s the catalyst for Kessel and JVR/Lupul

  • Area49th

    Don Cherry‏@CoachsCornerCBChttps://twitter.com/CoachsCornerCBC/status/355762483094499328
    1) I was absolutely shocked when Alfredsson left Ottawa & went to Detroit. I never dreamed he would ever leave. Don’t know what happened.

    • Area49th

      2) maybe they didn’t offer him enough money at the start. He won’t have the pressure he had in Ottawa but he has some Swede’s to play

    • Area49th

      3) So I am shocked but I understand.

      • Biltmore

        Area49th 
        I think some players are trying to get away from (financially) unstable owners.

    • dlb eh

      Area49th 
      see, Don does have tact.  that was the nicest way of saying “i didn’t think that puke would ever leave”

  • darthNihilus

    While he is no first line center I believe in giving him the opportunity since we have no one better (and no Grabbo was not a better option for whatever reason). With good play Bozie can silence his critics.

    • dlb eh

      darthNihilus 
      and that frees up Kadri and Bolland to centre to more quality lines.  i just don’t see the point, when Bozak has centred a line that can play well AND the team doesn’t suffer for it.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    So much for Bozak leaving money on the table if he didn’t field any other offers. Smart move on his agents part. There wouldn’t have been any better offers.   
    Hey Bozak, you suck.  #wasteofhockeytape.

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      Bobsyouruncle The coaches don’t think he sucks so that’s all that matters.

      • dlb eh

        Pension Plan Puppets Bobsyouruncle 
        and the players in the room believe in him, don’t forget

      • Jimmy Keating

        Pension Plan Puppets Bobsyouruncle We should totally get the guy with poor pass/shot selection/decision making that went over 20 games (including the playoffs) without a goal onto the 1st line. Sucks we bought him out; I’m sure there’s going to be a bidding war for his amazing possession skills anytime now. Teams value puck possession skills over anything else, you see. 
        If you can hold onto it for a long time, and then pass it when you should shoot or pass it into your teammates feet, you’re really good player (between the times your on your ass because you’re too small to play in the NHL)— it’s just that people that know hockey don’t get it because CORSI is the SHIT. They just don’t know it yet (except for the Oilers, they hired a blogger stats guy and it worked out GREAT for them).

  • darthNihilus

    someone should tell Bozak he’s not the first and he will not be the last. I mean people were bitching and whining when Damphousse centered the first line, then Dougie and also when Mats was putting up mad points. So F*** em’!

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      darthNihilus Exactly. Criticizing Bozak is just like criticizing Dougie and Sundin.

      • darthNihilus

        Pension Plan Puppets darthNihilus the point was that even if wayne gretzky in his prime was centering the first line people in t.o. would still bitch and complain.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

          darthNihilus Pension Plan Puppets well in this case they are bitching about someone who is completely unlike Gretzky in that he’s a very average hockey player.

        • Pension Plan Puppets

          darthNihilus Yup and in every case it would be baseless.

        • darthNihilus

          @daveybolland darthNihilus Pension Plan Puppets Fack is this 3rd grade? I am not saying that Bozak is anything other than an average center, I am saying that it doesnt matter who is centering the first line where criticism is concerned. Do you not read the shit thats piled on Kessel even though he’s one of the best wingers in the game? Screw the opinions-go out on the ice and make the team win!

        • J Walter Weatherman

          darthNihilus Pension Plan Puppets 
          You raise a good point. Question for the two of you: what would generate less complaining from Leafs fans? 
          Playing Bozak as the 1C or a 52 year old Wayne Gretzky as the 1C?

  • Greg Fenton

    I don’t think a player should basically be telling the fans – your opinion of me doesn’t matter.
    Something about how he said it just rubs me the wrong way.

    • dlb eh

      Greg Fenton 
      of course it rubs you the wrong way.  you heard it how you wanted to hear it.  kinda like you already didn’t like him.  oddly enough, you’re the kinda guy he’s talking to, so in this case you should feel slighted…but i don’t.  because he’s not telling me that my opinion doesn’t matter.  he’s telling me that his teammates are his first loyalty, and i’m glad that’s the way it is.  i don’t want to cheer for a pre-madonna jackass who cares more about his twitter followers than the boys he suits up with nightly.  he’s not Bieber.

      • Greg Fenton

        dlb eh Greg Fenton I have no problem with Bozak, he isn’t a #1 center but I haven’t said anything him being a bad player or anything like that. Hell, I’ve said moving out Grabovski instead was a good move. 
        And he didn’t say his teammates were his #1 loyality. He basically said the fans opinion of him is wrong and not valid. I have an issue with pro-athletes telling the fans that.

        • dlb eh

          Greg Fenton dlb eh 
          but that’s taking his words out of context again

        • Greg Fenton

          dlb eh Greg Fenton I dont’ think it is. Saying “the fansare saying and I’ll take the coaches opinions every time” its the same as saying the fans opinions don’t matter aren’t valid. 
          I think its wrong whenever a fan takes an fustration about how a player is playing/performing out on a player personally, and I think most would agree, because we don’t know them personally we only know them through their proffesion. I also think its wrong whenever a player shows any kind of disrespect to the fans because the fans are who allow that player to make a living. Bozak is making 4.2 million a year (probably more then 99% of the fan base will ever make) because they are paying to support the team in one way or another, and I think its wrong for him to show any kind of disrespect because of that.

        • dlb eh

          Greg Fenton dlb eh 
          i think you’re reading into it too much.  don’t take his words so literally.  he didn’t type them out and edit for accuracy, so people can take away what they want.
          he acknowledged fans have their say, and in TOR it can be critical, but at the end of the day he has to worry more about his job.  and his boss is his coach, and his team mates are his peers.  he answers to them first.  if they’re accepting him, then he can live with the fans’ comments.

        • Jay_Berg

          What is he supposed to say?
          “ya the fans are right, I suck and I’m playing in a role that I’m not good enough for but thanks for the contract anyways” – drops mic

        • Greg Fenton

          dlb eh Greg Fenton He is a grown man, I don’t expect him to triple check everything for accuracy, but I do hold him accountable for what comes out of his mouth 
          In the comment I’m talking about, he doesn’ tmention his teammates or peers or loyality or anything like that. He said some fans dont think he play, he’ll take the coachs, who do play him at the #1 center spot, opinion over theirs. Thats is basically say he doesn’t respect the fans opinions. I have an issue with any pro-athlete (or actor or anyone who really relies on the fans support to make a living) disrespecting their fans like that. He doesn’t have to say he agrees with them or that they are right, but he shouldn’t be dismissing the opinions of the fans either. 
          At your job, your #1 client may be a pain in the ass sometimes, but that clients business helps you pay your bills, so you treat them with respect. Same thing here.

        • Greg Fenton

          Jay_Berg How about nothing? 
          Or, they are intitled to their opinion. I dunno I’m a #1 guy a #2 guy, a #3 guy. I just play were the coach tells me to play.

        • dlb eh

          Greg Fenton dlb eh 
          you know, some fans he absolutely doesn’t care about.  and why should he?  just because they’re fans?
          not all fans pay his bills, just like all customers shouldn’t tell me how to run my business if they want me to continue to run a business.

        • Greg Fenton

          dlb eh Greg Fenton Great, he shouldn’t be saying it publiclly though. You may rip that #1 client to your co-works, you certainly don’t do it to his face.

        • dlb eh

          Greg Fenton dlb eh 
          but you’re the only one so far who doesn’t like it.  you and the few twits.  the rest of us are applauding him.  does that mean nothing to you?

        • Greg Fenton

          dlb eh Greg Fenton Since when do numbers = right? By that logic if I was the only on here who said the Sun Revolved around the Earth, and you all said the Earth Revolved around Sun, I’d be wrong.  
          You can be ok with players basically saying fans opinions aren’t valid, I’m not. I don’t think players should show that kind of disrespect to the fans who basically pay their bills (and yes all fans do, even just by providing rating to the stations who in turn pay for the rights to boardcast the games).

        • dlb eh

          Greg Fenton dlb eh 
          you’re miserable
          i like Bozie even more now, can’t wait to here his next interview

        • Greg Fenton

          dlb eh Greg Fenton I’m not miserable at all.  
          So you just like the shock/argument factor of a player basically calling out a segment of the fan base that you don’t like yourself? You see like a wrestling promo I guess.

        • dlb eh

          Greg Fenton dlb eh 
          you remind me of a guy that used to go by a different name.  he used to twist words until he found an arguement he liked.
          since i don’t see it your way, i’m not like a wrestling promo.  weren’t you insulting me for doing what you just did?
          you need another hobby.

        • Greg Fenton

          dlb eh Greg Fenton I’m sorry if I insulted you, not what I meant to do. 
          I was going by your “can’t wait to here his next interview” comment and took that mean you want him to take more shots at/make more comments about fans on twitter who don’t like him. I just consider that kinda stuff “wrestling promo” stuff.

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      Greg Fenton Why not if he knows better? He’s played the game after all and his teammates tell him he’s good and they’ve also played the game. As long as he keeps being that 1C he’s right that he’s a 1C.

      • dlb eh

        Pension Plan Puppets Greg Fenton 
        no no no.
        the fans are better GMs and coaches, and even players.  the damned 1% just never give us a chance!

        • Pension Plan Puppets

          dlb eh Greg Fenton Of course the fans don’t know better. 
          How could they possibly do better than the Leafs’ management team that has done nothing but go from strength to strength over the past decade?
          It’s like trying to predict trades, only an idiot would think that they can predict them.

        • darthNihilus

          Pension Plan Puppets dlb eh Greg Fenton You’re being an ass and this isn’t PPP. Go back to your corner of the interwebs where you and your buddies can verbally jerk each other off while looking at pretty charts about how smart you think you are.

      • Mind Bomb

        Pension Plan Puppets Greg Fenton 100 percent PPP.

    • vji67

      Greg Fenton If he’s decided to address the criticism, what’s he supposed to say? I mean, the more diplomatic, pc response might be “I appreciate fans concerns about our team and my ability, but I want everyone to rest assured that I will be bringing my best and doing everything I can to help bring home a cup”. On the other hand, the vocal fans have not been remotely reasonable or respectful towards him, so I don’t blame him for reacting the same way. The poor guy has been getting absolutely sh*t on for a while simply because *management* (not him and not anything he can control) can’t find a better 1C.

      • Xxxxxnew

        Cct. He was asked a question on a radio show. He didn’t cal a press conference to share his thoughts.

      • Greg Fenton

        vji67 Greg Fenton I think in a situation like this, the player should either say nothing or be more humble about it and show more respect to the fans, cause even if they are critising him, its because they are spending money on the team that is able to make a living. 
        This comment is just striking the same cord with me as when Tiger Woods just told everyone, a few years ago, that what was going on with his wife was no ones else’s business. And I understand not wanting to share all the info and dont’ think he should be forced too or anything, but there are better ways to say it and deal with the fans who allow a pro-athlete to make a living in sports.

        • vji67

          Greg Fenton vji67 Totally understand where you’re coming from. Personally, I found it a pretty nice justice-y moment where he swung back and I didn’t mind it one bit considering how much shit he’s been getting.

        • dlb eh

          Greg Fenton vji67 
          oddly enough, 1 fan out of a 100 seems to be upset with his remarks.  i think he’s done quite well with those odds.
          (can’t please everyone all the time)

  • J Walter Weatherman

    Rank among Centres:
    31st in Goals
    50th in Assists
    41st in Points
    Maybe he’d be a 1C if there were 35 or 40 teams in the league

    • darthNihilus

      @J Walter Weatherman he said he “feels” like one because the coaches use him as such. So your problem is with the coaches and not the player.

      • J Walter Weatherman

        darthNihilus My problem is with the coach and the player. If you want to be precise.

    • Mind Bomb

      @J Walter Weatherman  Hello Weatherman, now go and see how each of those Centers wingers did. You have success as a line, at one Point Both of Bozaks wingers ( Lups & Kes)  were in the top 10 of scoring. 
      Its the end results that count :)

      • wiski

        Mind Bomb I said that before MB but everyone said it was inspite of him not because of him.

        • Mind Bomb

          wiski Mind Bomb  They were wrong :) 
          lol

      • J Walter Weatherman

        Mind Bomb You’re right. Bozak there would need to be 50 teams in the league for Bozak to be a 1C.
        When you factor in his ice time, he’s even less productive than the early numbers show.

      • J Walter Weatherman

        Mind BombYou’re right. There would need to be 50 teams in the league for Bozak to be a 1C.
        When you factor in the huge amounts of ice time Bozak logged, he’s even less productive than the early numbers show.

        • Mind Bomb

          @J Walter Weatherman Mind Bomb Points are not the only measure of Production/usefulness

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Mind Bomb Another great point.
          There’s shots for vs. shots against.  Bozak was 192 among Cs by this measure.
          There’s goals for vs. goals against. Bozak was 215 among Cs by this measure.

    • dlb eh

      @J Walter Weatherman 
      good thing there’s always stats like that to make a person look foolish.

      • J Walter Weatherman

        dlb eh Could not agree more. 
        Can you imagine comparing Bozak to Thornton or Getzlaf based on some crazy stat like $ per point to evaluate the contract?
        Oh, the hilarity that would ensue.

        • dlb eh

          @J Walter Weatherman dlb eh 
          i know right?!

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      @J Walter Weatherman Why’s he the 1C then? Seems like you’re ignoring the chemistry he has with Kessel and Lupul

    • Burtonboy

      @J Walter Weatherman Do you consider Nazim Kadri a # 1 C ? Finished 12 th in the league in the stats you mentioned

      • J Walter Weatherman

        Burtonboy What are the odds Kadri would be 12 in G, 12 in A and 12 in points?!? That’s amazing.
        No. Kadri is not a 1C yet. 
        The good news is: next year, Carlyle will play Kadri as the 3C with nobody on his wings. His production will disappear to almost nothing and the Leafs will dump him for spare parts. Everyone that celebrated Grabovski’s departure can have tea and cake to celebrate the brilliance of Nonis and Carlyle’s asset management.

        • Burtonboy

          @J Walter Weatherman Burtonboy By your method of assessing Bozak Kadri is indeed # 1 C. What makes you think Kadri plays 3rd line center sport ? Did Carlyle share some info with you ?

        • darthNihilus

          @J Walter Weatherman Burtonboy or maybe the Leafs will make the playoffs again, go a little further, and then all you haters can eat your own …hats.

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Burtonboy Yes Carlyle shared info with me.
          It was difficult at first to understand what he was saying, but after studying video of Koko the ape and giving Randy a sock puppet and some crayons, we were able to decipher the very rudimentary communications from him.
          Eventually, the message became clear. Carlyle prefers toughness over skill; uses a system where the Leafs are badly outshot night in night out; likes to keep Jake Gardiner in the press box or with the Marlies; and has an arbitrary sense of what “earned” ice time means. Also, he thinks Colton Orr is Bobby Orr.

        • Burtonboy

          @J Walter Weatherman Burtonboy Ok I just broke my own rule . Never engage a troll . That can be fixed ASAP

        • darthNihilus

          Burtonboy Another PPP twat. Must be outpatient day at the looney bin.

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Burtonboy who’s enraged? 
          I’m perfectly calm dude. Calmer than you…oh, you typed “engage” 
          Never mind.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

    Of course Bozak thinks because his teammates like him that and the coach let him play beside Kessel that it means he’s a true number one C.
    What else did we expect him to say?
    We all know he’s not a good number one center. He’s not even an average one. He’s a well below average one. 41th among centers in scoring. 
    Even at 4.2 he shouldn’t be guaranteed that spot.

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      @daveybolland How can you question his role or the coach’s decision when the Leafs made the playoffs with him in that role? He’s going to do just fine.

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

        Pension Plan Puppets I know you’re being sarcastic

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

        Pension Plan Puppets I get it, you’re being sarcastic

        • Pension Plan Puppets

          @daveybolland Huh? I’m just saying that you seem to be ignoring a lot that Bozak brings to the table to say he’s not a 1C when a Cup winning coach and a strong GM think he is.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

          Pension Plan Puppets PPP, I know your shtick. 
          I also know you came in here acting as condescending as usual.

        • Pension Plan Puppets

          @daveybolland Nope, just have renewed faith in the team’s management.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

          Pension Plan Puppets Curious, why do you guys bother anymore?

        • Jimmy Keating

          @daveybolland Pension Plan Puppets They get paid per post by SB Nation, that’s why.

    • dlb eh

      @daveybolland 
      listen, Weatherman.  why aren’t you and Tyler playing NHL 14 demos?  i mean, come on Phil.  we know you’re just joshin’

      • J Walter Weatherman

        dlb eh 
        9 days out of 10, I’d be playing NHL 14 instead of hanging out in here, but my mum put a limit on how much time I can spend playing games.

  • ConnorCrisp

    Did you see Colton orrs dad when he came to a game last season? Holy fack that guy looked tough

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      ConnorCrisp The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree!

      • Jimmy Keating

        Pension Plan Puppets ConnorCrisp and you love your fighters, don’t you PPP. 
        “Hitting? Fighting? Face punchers are BULLIES! WE DON’T LIKE BULLIES, DO WE!” 
        Unless it’s you and your handsome pack of trolls bullying people from behind a moniker.

  • TML__fan

    I find it ironic that Bozak thinks he is a #1 center primarily because Wilson and Carlyle have used him in that role.  Sorry, they used him there simply because they had no better options.  No offense to the Grabovski lovers, but I don’t think Grabo was better suited for the #1C either.  Grabovski tends to hold onto the puck too long and is erratic setting up his wingers.  He’s far better defensively (something that Bozak lacks) but still not a true #1C.
    Interesting during that interview he said he didn’t mind that people crticized his play or him being used as a #1 center.  Well, it was interesting that he decided to block me on Twitter recently, and to be honest I have not been overly critical.  Just honest in saying he should not be used as a #1C.
    His contract is a bit high, but not out of the question.  As well I think Tyler still can improve his game.  Last year, he was at least starting to work at his defensive play, though he has a long way to go. In a way the improvement of Kadri, and the addition of Clarkson & Bolland, will take a bit more pressure off that top line, and that should help Bozak.  Who knows, maybe Kadri proves he is ready for the 1C job, or Nonis finds a trade opportunity to bring a 1C to the Leafs.

  • mr_hanie

    Toronto Fans will only be happy if Leafs number one center is Sid Crosby …end of story.

    • Mind Bomb

      mr_hanie  Actually I want Taveres, Crysby can suck it :)

    • Cameron19

      mr_hanie Too injury prone.

      • dlb eh

        Cameron19 mr_hanie 
        lol, so apparently we won’t even be happy with Crosby!  lol

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

      mr_hanie And very unhappy when someone who is a very below average center is the number one center. What’s your point?

      • mr_hanie

        @daveybolland mr_hanie Because you cannot pickup a number 1 center off the street. Leafs had to go with the best option available. Taveres is not available.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

          mr_hanie There was at least one center available that was already on the team who was better than Bozak. We bought him out.
          There’s another in Kadri.

        • mr_hanie

          @daveybolland mr_hanie Grabovski plays better with a Ron Wilson style coach, not the current coach.

    • Bobsyouruncle

      mr_hanie Poppycock  lol  It’s not like the gap between Crosby and Bozak is as wide as the Grand Canyon….oh wait.

      • dlb eh

        Bobsyouruncle mr_hanie 
        Poppycock ftw

    • ConnorCrisp

      They would complain how fragile and bitchy he is

  • lovemyleafers

    Since so many of the arguments against Bozak are simple minded, I present a simple minded argument FOR him:
    Bozak cap hit: 4.2m. Bozak ppg last season: 0.61. Bozak $ per point: $83,966
    Getzlaf cap hit: 8.25m. Getzlaf ppg last season: 1.11. $ per point: $90,639
    Thornton cap hit: 7m. Thornton ppg last season: 0.83. $ per point: $102,439
    Stastny cap hit 6.6m. Stastny ppg last season: 0.6. $ per point: $134,146
    Is anyone saying Bozak is better than these guys, or one of the best centres in the league? No. But there’s a crap ton of stat lovers out there right now. So I say to them, what do you say about this?
    And better yet, what if he improves even further?

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      lovemyleafers Bozak’s just coming right into his prime too

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

        Pension Plan Puppets lovemyleafers lol

      • Greg Fenton

        Pension Plan Puppets lovemyleafers Bozak is 27 years old, he is in prime. At this point, he is what he is.

      • Jimmy Keating

        Pension Plan Puppets lovemyleafers I know your site is dead (as usual), and you’re bored, but fuck off.

    • dlb eh

      lovemyleafers 
      so what you’re proving with numbers is that Bozak is a bargain.  he took a discount to sign here, leaving money on the table!

      • lovemyleafers

        dlb eh lovemyleafers It’s obviously a very simple example, but my point is that the NHL is becoming dumb, and its trickling down to the fans now too and its so disappointing to see.
        The stats show, and you can give this example over SO MANY different players, they show that fans think higher paid means more points means better.
        If Bozak gets 40 points, oh well we’re paying 4.2m. If he gets 60-70, we’re laughing. The high paid guys HAVE to get 82+, or the contracts don’t work out beneficial. End of story.

    • TML__fan

      lovemyleafers Simply it is not about just points & money, otherwise Kadri would leap ahead of Bozak. If you are outplayed and outscored by the opposing line (5 on 5), your PPG is not the issue.

      • lovemyleafers

        TML__fan lovemyleafers Agreed, but this is such a more complex issue it is out of scope for most fans. The +/- stat is the most useless, because it takes no factors into consideration.
        In the Leafs case IMO, the defense corps transient nature, especially in the first half of the last season, was far more to blame than anything else.

        • TML__fan

          lovemyleafers TML__fan There’s no escaping there are defensive issues with this team.  That still doesn’t absolve Bozak, or make him any more suited to be a #1C.  It may improve his numbers in many areas, but he needs more than an improved defence corps to make him a better 2-way center.
          I could have the best defense in the league, but if I’m a center who is slow to get back, or poor at back-checking or weak in my defensive zone coverage, then I’m not contributing enough.  Bozak is getting better at this, but still has a huge way to go!

  • Cameron19

    Why did we sign Troy Bodie?

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

      Cameron19 Marlies

      • Cameron19

        @daveybolland Cameron19 Marlies are stacked with wingers.

        • Jay_Berg

          Enforcer. Marlies will be very young.

        • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

          Jay_Berg I think he puts up points at the AHL level

        • Jay_Berg

          He had 12 points last year lol
          He’s nothing but a plumber

    • dlb eh

      Cameron19 
      sparring partner?
      i think maybe the Marlies want to maintain some toughness to help make the youngsters feel good.  Devane signed still?  maybe they want to ease the pressure on a guy like Marshal to not feel he has to protect everyone all the time…spread it out?
      i don’t know, is he a good AHL player?

    • Xxxxxnew

      “My Bodyguard” for a much younger Marlies team? Just guessing.

      • dlb eh

        Xxxxxnew 
        you remember that old 80’s movie?  haha, i do.

        • Xxxxxnew

          Yep.

  • J Walter Weatherman

    Bozak logic:
    I once ate a sandwich in Cleveland. It was the only food I ate on that stopover. 
    Obviously there are going to be some sandwiches in Cleveland that are better and some sandwiches that aren’t  but the sandwich I ate was ok. 
    But as it was the only sandwich I ate in Cleveland, I can confidently say it’s the best.

    • Mind Bomb

      @J Walter Weatherman And how many sandwiches were available, Was there a getzlaf Sandwich ? a Stall Sandwich ? 
      Dude someone already has the Good sandwiches !

      • J Walter Weatherman

        Mind Bomb I could have had salad, steak, a burrito, or even Thai. It was all reasonably priced.
        Instead, I paid way too much for that sandwich. I knew I would have been better off not even ordering it. 
        But as it’s the only sandwich I had in Cleveland  it is the best sandwich in Cleveland.

        • Bobsyouruncle

          @J Walter Weatherman Mind Bomb Hey!!!  Bozak would be the perfect 1C fit with the team in Cleveland.  : )

        • dlb eh

          Bobsyouruncle Mind Bomb 
          white men can’t jump, bob

        • Bobsyouruncle

          dlb eh Bobsyouruncle Mind Bomb Lake Erie Monsters play in Cleveland.

    • ConnorCrisp

      Lol Cleveland steamer

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ daveybolland

    Pension Plan Puppets 
    Not that I don’t hate the Bozak move, but I’m curious.
    What will your team say if the Leafs make the playoffs again over 82 games?

    • Jimmy Keating

      @daveybolland Pension Plan Puppets Just like last year, they will cite PDO!!! CORSI! Look, regression is nigh! 2 years a row with top 6 scoring and they’re “lucky”. The lack of understanding of hockey from PPP’ers and the “Ya man, me too!” mentality/group think is so tiresome. They’ve lost most of their traffic because of it. 

      Watching hockey, from a cubical (bored at work), with an abacus jerking off to behindthenet stats.

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      @daveybolland Why would you hate the move? 
      Like this year, I’d look forward to watching playoff hockey.

      • Jimmy Keating

        Pension Plan Puppets Don’t they block non-work related stuff at work? How can you watch hockey from your cubical? ALT-TAB! QUICK!

  • Jmessih

    Hey, I’ve been reading these articles (post) for as long as I can remember and have now finially decided to join in on the conversation.
    Hi to all, and I think we should cut the Bozak hate for a little. He may progress slightly next yearm he had the best ppg of this career last year.

    • Mind Bomb

      Jmessih  Welcome to the Jungle bro

    • dlb eh

      Jmessih 
      welcome aboard.  giddy up

    • Tommy Cat

      Jmessih Yup.  Bozak has done an admirable job considering.  He’s the type of player the Leafs need, he has the ability to zone out all the media and detractors and just go out and play his games.  I look at him as a 2 C filling in until our 1C matures a bit more.

      • Phrank N Stein

        Tommy Cat Jmessih Zones out media by blocking half of Twitter.

    • Mind Bomb

      Jmessih  Just a friendly reminder the New guys buy beer for the rest of us 

      just saying :)

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    Good for you Bozie, tell em all!

    • dlb eh

      Radar O’Rielly 
      he was looking at YOU

      • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

        dlb eh Radar O’Rielly was not!

  • Jmessih

    I think we should focus more and how our top 9 next year will be the deepest we have had in a while.
    JVR – Bozak – Kessel
    Lupul – Kadri – Clarkson
    McClement – Bolland – Kulemin
    Boxers plus Colborne, mix of D’amigo, Ashton, and other Marlies playing as well

    • darthNihilus

      Jmessih What?! We’ll suck! Don’t you know? The guys at PPP have and ran the numbers. We’ll be coming in second last! We bought out the best player in the NHL (Grabovski). We will not win a single game next year! Its all Randy’s and Nonis’s fault. The sky is falling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jmessih

        Ya kinda annoying how people really think that. I don’t think Clarkson is a savior but added him at the expense of Grabovski is something I’m ok with. He is the type of player we were missing.

      • Pension Plan Puppets

        darthNihilus Jmessih I agree completely. It’s not even like the roster is complete. It’s July 12 not October 1.

        • Bobsyouruncle

          Pension Plan Puppets darthNihilus Jmessih This year is a little different than normal of course so who knows. Fans say this every year but not much happens. Last year we didn’t add anyone Between July12 and October. Fair chance that what you see is what you get.   
          WE GOT BOZAK!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Jimmy Keating

        darthNihilus Jmessih DUMB RANDY IS DUMB! *Shines cup ring*

    • B_Leaf

      Jmessih 
      1-9 we are one of the best teams in the east…not too old, not too young, not too slow, not too soft, good energy, decent size, decent grit.

  • Jay_Berg

    Man this habs blogger posted what he think their top 6 will be next year:
    Briere-Plekanec-Gionta
    Gallagher-Desharnais-Pacioretty
    Lol we are going to freaking bury them. And if Pacioretty gets injured they’d prob move Galy up which would make them even smaller.

    • dlb eh

      Jay_Berg 
      you underestimate their ability to draw penalties.  that’s a bunch of rats right there.  their coach will be smart to practice nothing but power plays all year.

  • mORRganRielly

    Guys, stop disagreeing with each other.  Having an opinion outside of the content posted by the editors is not allowed in the comments.  If you don’t follow the rules as set forth by Dear Leader, you will be forced to post at http://www.HFBoards.com.

    • darthNihilus

      mORRganRielly So what your saying is that we adopted the MOO from PPP?

    • Pension Plan Puppets

      mORRganRielly I’m just shocked so many people disagree with Leafs’ management and one of their players. I didn’t realize that was allowed or even made sense. If it was opinion that’s one thing but Bozak is right: he’s the team’s 1C, Carlyle and management see it that way, his team believes in him. 
      Who are you to disagree?

      • Jimmy Keating

        Pension Plan Puppets mORRganRielly This team’s management is so stupid. It’s like, man, even I COULD MANAGE this team from my cubical. All I need is behindthenet.ca and some spite, and I could totally do a better job than any of those guys. :-/

        • Jimmy Keating

          Pension Plan Puppets mORRganRielly ARE YOU GUYS WITH ME OR WHAT? RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT?

        • Jimmy Keating

          Pension Plan Puppets mORRganRielly EVERYONE AGREES THE LEAFS ARE REALLY STUPID AND THAT THEY HAVE A DUMB COACH AND … AND… RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT?

        • Jimmy Keating

          Pension Plan Puppets mORRganRielly SOMEONE IS DISAGREEING WITH ME! LETS WRITE A POST ABOUT HIM AND EVERYONE GANG UP ON HIM!

        • Jimmy Keating

          Pension Plan Puppets mORRganRielly Colin, get in here and tell us about your illustrious reffing career for obscure US High School hockey again. That was awesome.

        • dlb eh

          Jimmy Keating Pension Plan Puppets mORRganRielly 
          hey.  s’up?

      • darthNihilus

        Pension Plan Puppets mORRganRielly You can disagree all you want, doesn’t mean everyone else has to accept it and it doesn’t mean you have superior intellect because you took statistics in college/university.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

    -Keon- Get a hammer and introduce it to your ipad, problem solved!

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

      -Keon- Mess with settings I presume?

    • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ Radar O’Rielly

      -Keon- When you are watching POV porn, when they say stick it in, they don’t mean the screen.

    • dlb eh

      Radar O’Rielly -Keon- 
      you are so experienced i’m always amazed to hear what you’ll come up with next

    • GeorgeCastanza

      -Keon- hahaha

  • B_Leaf

    Well I think Bozak answered his critics pretty well. I for one am happy to have him back…I think he took less to play here where he is happy and where the team can sign their RFAs. 
    I don’t mind him in the 1C role because we have Kadri and Bolland too…and we have some good wingers.

    • Bobsyouruncle

      B_Leaf Bozak is kind of the poor man’s Patrik Stefan.  lol

      • dlb eh

        Bobsyouruncle B_Leaf 
        bobs, if you don’t like Bozak, try calling him Ballsack for a while.  then you might find yourself liking him…haha

  • Jay_Berg

    Bozak sucks

  • GETTLeafs

    I don’t think anyone here is arguing that Bozak is the top #1C in the league, he’s just the best option we have in the short term going forward without “giving up the farm.”  I’m glad he stood up for himself, I just hope this doesn’t evolve into him whining for years about this……..

    • GETTLeafs

      With the Bozak conversation we have to talk Kadri.  Does he continue where he left off last year and grow into a #1C role………

      • Phrank N Stein

        GETTLeafs How is 5 yrs short term?

  • alanrodney

    Would. You guys honestly expect a professional athlete to respond to that question by saying ” no I don’t think I’m good at my job, someone else would be way better at it, I hope I don’t play there again this year”. Of course he’s gonna answer like he did even if he truly doesn’t believe it himself.

    • TML__fan

      alanrodney A better reply might have been, “I’ve heard my critics, and that’s their right.  I’m happy to have re-signed with the Leafs, and I plan on helping the team win in any way I can.  I’ve made improvements in my game, but I know there are things I still need to work on to get better.  My coaches and teammates have faith in me, and I don’t want to let them down.”

      • playoff nut

        TML__fan alanrodney And thats all folks ,Perfect

      • alanrodney

        You should be a PR rep for the team. Maybe personally for Tyler seguin

  • Area49th

    Toronto media, toughest place to play. If you can’t handle it, go to Columbus. That said, I wish him the best in his role.

    • Greg Fenton

      Area49th Toronto is not the toughest place to play. Its not even the toughest place in Canada.

      • dlb eh

        Greg Fenton Area49th 
        oh good, you found another fight lol
        yeah!  not th toughest (go get him fenton)

      • Cameron19

        Greg Fenton Area49th lol

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/RealSportshttps://twitter.com/RealSports/status/355761857056894976
    First jersey HOT off the presses https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash fans!! Your new power forward David Clarkson #71 http://t.co/Z6fLApRcLz

    • dlb eh

      -Keon- 
      Poni isn’t around to ask permission…?

    • B_Leaf

      wiski 
      I like it

    • Greg Fenton

      wiski 71 is bit of a lucky number for me (not really, just a number that is alittle significant for me), I may have to get one of those jerseys

      • Greg Fenton

        -Keon- No, it has to do with picking a woman.
        Years ago I was on vacation and a a gorgeous woman was sitting at the bar. I went up to her, the guy sitting next to her (who I think was just trying to end up with her out of attrition) said 70 guys had tried to pick up that night, and I joked I was #71, and she seemed to like that response and I was in. 
        Not a great story, but if I ever have a choice of numbers, since then 71 is near the top of my list.

      • Kouba

        Greg Fenton -Keon- you married her?

      • Greg Fenton

        Kouba Greg Fenton -Keon- Nope, had a fun 2 nights and never saw her again.

      • Kouba

        Greg Fenton Kouba -Keon- If so, your story sucks.

      • Greg Fenton

        -Keon- don’t know if sloppy would be the word anymore

      • dlb eh

        Greg Fenton Kouba -Keon- 
        because she didn’t want to argue until after the marriage?

      • Faalcon

        Greg Fenton -Keon-  Friggin Fenton had all the fun and none of the responsibility crape. You lucky bugger

    • dlb eh

      wiski 
      other than Foligno…was there any other 71?

      • Jmessih

        Malkin

        • Kouba

          Jmessih lol

      • Xxxxxnew

        Wendel in Detroit. Flipped 17.

    • Xxxxxnew

      Wendel wore it in Detroit.

    • TML__fan

      -Keon- O’Bryne was #23 I believe. Not sure if he is going to be with the team or not.  Suspect Clarkson either wanted a change, or using 71 as a respectful gesture to Wendell.

    • J Walter Weatherman

      wiski How the hell is he going to score any goals without a head?!? WTF has Nonis signed us up for!!!! That guy is a dummy!

    • Xxxxxnew

      http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-sporting-goods-exercise-hockey-Wendel-Clark-Detroit-Red-Wings-AUTHENTIC-Jersey-VERY-RARE-W0QQAdIdZ482278958

    • Pent_House

      wiski Looks bad ass

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/43_Kadri
    Excited to be an honorary starter at this weekends Hondy Indy https://twitter.com/search?q=%23startyourengines&src=hashhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23startyourengines&src=hash

  • J Walter Weatherman

    Maybe I’m being too harsh on Bozak and he really is a 1C, just like a long list of other notable Leafs – Raycroft was a 1G, Toskala was a 1G, Stajan was a 1C…

    • dlb eh

      @J Walter Weatherman 
      manamanah

    • GeorgeCastanza

      @J Walter Weatherman HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA

    • Bobsyouruncle

      @J Walter Weatherman Hey, the entire Leafs fan base adored Stajan at 1C. And much like Bozak he never scored 50 points in a season either.   Hmm…..nevermind.

      • Phrank N Stein

        Bobsyouruncle Does Calgary have another Phaneuf we can poach?

        • Bobsyouruncle

          Phrank N Stein Bobsyouruncle We probably don’t have a front office that can poach from Calgary anymore. Feaster only paid Stajan four years at $3.5M. Nonis gave Stajan 2.0 five years at $4.2M.

  • http://twitter.com/jmckelvie RielledUp

    I listened to two interviews with Bozak post-signing and he always goes back to “what the dressing room and the coaches want” when asked about coming back as the #1 Center. It almost seems like there was probably some tension with Grabo and the rest of the team… which is pretty sad for what he has done before last year. It’s pretty clear Nonis tried to rid of Grabovski since Day 1 of the off-season.

  • dlb eh

    i’m telling you all, once STL signs Magnus P to a cheap contract and then signs Stewart to 5.5m they have the ideal amount left over to pay Phaneuf his 6.5
    Dion, your my boy…but STL needs you now!  they’re building a cup winner now…Pieterangelo is going to cost them too much.  they must send him and his cap problem to TOR to figure out

    • Kouba

      dlb eh you are such an admirable samaritan lol

  • GeorgeCastanza

    When can I buy my Clarkson jersey.  It’s so cool I’m gonna die !!!!

    • playoff nut

      GeorgeCastanza The line is right behind me George lol

  • Pent_House

    He’s got a point though. It’s not his job to hold onto the puck any way with such line-mates. Just get them the puck and get into position. Too many haters.

    • Xxxxxnew

      Too many keyboard warriors with a misplaced sense of self importance.

      • playoff nut

        Xxxxxnew Lmao ,nawww not here :)

        • Xxxxxnew

          How dare Bozak say that to ME!

    • Bobsyouruncle

      Pent_House Too many Leafs fans struggling to justify a garbage move…..again.
      WOOT!!!!!!!   WE GOT BOZAK!!!!!!!

      • Phrank N Stein

        Bobsyouruncle Pent_House Best part is that no other team talked to him.

  • Jordan29

    Good on Bozak. Now with Bolland and Clarkson guys like him wont have to do any dirty work anymore and can focus on scoring

    • J Walter Weatherman

      Jordan29 
      Bozak is going to play on a line with Bolland and Clarkson?

      • Jordan29

        @J Walter Weatherman Jordan29 No hes going to a a full time top 6 not a part timer/pker/pper and everythinger

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Jordan29 
          Wait. When was Bozak out of the Leafs top 6?

        • Pent_House

          @J Walter Weatherman Jordan29 Aren’t you slow, he’s saying other players will lighten Bozak’s work-load, it’s not rocket science

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Pent_House Jordan29 
          Sorry. I’ve watched hockey a long time and I’ve never heard of an “everythinger”  
          Maybe I shouldn’t have been googling “everythinger” and trying to comment at the same time.
          Makes perfect sense that when Bolland and Clarkson are on the bench and Bozak is on the ice, Bozak won’t have to do the dirty work because…wait a minute. If Bozak is on the ice with Lupul and Kessel, who’s doing the dirty work?

        • dlb eh

          @J Walter Weatherman Pent_House Jordan29 
          BBiBSB

        • Kouba

          @J Walter Weatherman Pent_House Jordan29 Kadri, dummy

        • J Walter Weatherman

          dlb eh Pent_House Jordan29 
          BBiBSB? 
          Nobody told me I’d need a decoder ring.

        • Pent_House

          @J Walter Weatherman Pent_House Jordan29 lol wow. You have some issues bro. He’s obviously talking about Bolland taking some defensive zone starts that Bozak would normally take, Bolland taking over some of the PK duties that Bozak would be responsible for. What don’t you understand about that.

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Kouba Pent_House Jordan29 
          If it’s Bozak, Kessel and Lupul up front, that means Kadri is moving to D?

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Pent_House Jordan29 
          Who’s going to go to the corners and be a net presence and back check when Bozak is on the ice?

        • Kouba

          @J Walter Weatherman Kouba Pent_House Jordan29 No, we are going with torpedo style of hockey 2 – 2 – 1 – goalie

        • Pent_House

          @J Walter Weatherman Pent_House Jordan29 Okay I give up, you’re clearly trying to start some non-sense or are just plain dumb. I’m not for or against Jordan’s point, I was just trying to explain it to you because you are clearly are an idiot.

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Kouba Pent_House Jordan29 
          When did Carlyle say that?!? You got a link?

        • dlb eh

          Pent_House Jordan29 
          BBiBSB

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Pent_House Jordan29 Sorry dude. I get that a lot. 
          I thought Bozak wasn’t going to have to do the dirty work when he was on the ice, because other players were going to do it for him. Clearly, I mis-read the original post.
          Just so we’re clear, it’s pretty obvious Bozak is still *not* going to do any dirty work when he’s on the ice, right?

        • Pent_House

          @J Walter Weatherman Pent_House Jordan29 check the dopplar radar

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Pent_House Jordan29 Is that like the http://weather.gc.ca/radar/?id=WKR? Cause the King City Radar is dope. It’s animated and everything.

        • Kouba

          @J Walter Weatherman Kouba Pent_House Jordan29 Microsoft Crystal Ball

        • J Walter Weatherman

          Kouba Pent_House Jordan29 
          A crystal ball from Microsoft likely has a direct link to the NSA. Stay away from it!

        • JMAC17

          dlb eh Pent_House Jordan29 lol

  • Jordan29

    Pretty sure 71 is just Clark’s backwards

    • Pent_House

      Jordan29 lmao aren’t you the detective

      • Jordan29

        Pent_House Jordan29 hell ya, only took a few mins and I busted this case

    • Xxxxxnew

      Clark wore 71 after he was traded to Detroit.

  • Faalcon

    He is a right to say his side. In this league the standard to be a first line center is high. Bozak is not at that standard. We don’t have a quality first line center except may be Naz.

  • Xxxxxnew

    Wendel wearing 17
    http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/detroit-red-wings-wendel-clark-in-action-vs-tampa-bay-news-photo/81354774

    • Xxxxxnew

      Wendel wearing 71.

  • Jimmy Keating

    Another slow day at PPP. Must suck to root for a team you hate.

    • Pent_House

      Jimmy Keating You shouldn’t even bother bringing them up. They’re useless

      • Jimmy Keating

        Pent_House Jimmy Keating What was your first clew?

        • ErikGruber

          Jimmy Keating Pent_House When they started bashing Carlyle at every opportunity.

  • dlb eh

    there’s no place like home
    there’s no place like home
    http://mapleleafshotstove.com
    there’s no place like home

  • J Walter Weatherman

    I gotta split. If I don’t get home before 6 my parents will kill me.
    One final thought about Bozak, does anyone think he’ll finally top 50 points? 
    Only 95 NHLers, or about 16% of the league, managed to do that in the last 82 game season.

    • dlb eh

      @J Walter Weatherman 
      they don’t have street lights under the bridge?

      • J Walter Weatherman

        dlb eh 
        Ha ha. Gotta take a Go Train.

        • Kouba

          @J Walter Weatherman dlb eh You went for the internet by a train? And I thought Eastern Europe is crazy.

    • playoff nut

      @J Walter Weatherman Yes he will top 50 imho ,and soon

    • Xxxxxnew

      35 centre men cracked 50 points that year. Bozak played 73 games. 23 centres had five more points than Bozak . If he’d picked up 6 points in the 9 games he missed he would have been tied with David Backes and Paul Stastny in scoring among centre men.

      • furcifer

        Xxxxxnew So if Bozak scored at a pace higher than he did the rest of the season he would have tied Backes and Stastny. Imagine if he had scored at Crosby’s pace. He’d be ahead of them! Imagining using faulty logic is fun!

        • Xxxxxnew

          Absolutely right. He’d be a couple points behind them if he just kept up his pace.

  • wendelsway1

    Good Afternoon Gents……good for Bozak…..not a #1 C but his line is effective, he’s versatile, good at the dot and does contribute.  Seems to fit in with the team and it is a team game, afterall.  :)

    • JMAC17

      wendelsway1 I have have always maintained that he is the best option we have right now, Cap, team and over all contributions..
      Hope for our sake that we find a more skilled version of him that meshes well with Kessel, but until then he is good in my books.
      Looking for a big year from Bozie, I am predicting a 55-60 point season.

      • wendelsway1

        JMAC17 wendelsway1 Agreed….and he’s accustomed to the TO pressure cooker and wants to be here……..better the devil you know….IMO

    • Bobsyouruncle

      wendelsway1 This is the same justification we made before last season for having to run with Bozak at 1C, hopefully for the last time.  sigh  And at $1.5M then, not a future cap concern for the team.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/LeafsPRhttps://twitter.com/LeafsPR/status/355795413816721408
    New https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash sweater numbers: David Clarkson 71, Jonathan Bernier 45. Mark Fraser will switch to 2. No official number yet for David Bolland.

    So Fraser’s officially changing numbers but hasn’t even signed yet.

    • JMAC17

      Loric76 Good sign no?

      • Loric76

        JMAC17 Loric76 ya

        • Loric76

          JMAC17 Loric76 unless it’s 2m per, then no.

        • JMAC17

          Loric76 JMAC17 yeah no kidding.
          I think we can get a deal done for 2 years 1.5MM per.  Takes him to UFA and is a nice reward for his broken skull.

        • Loric76

          JMAC17 Loric76 I love the kids heart, but 1.5m per is too much.  750k-1m is about where he should be IMO.  But I trust in Nonis so we’ll see what ends up happening.

        • wiski

          Loric76 JMAC17https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/355797198585339904
          Under new CBA it is tougher for teams to walk away from arbitration rewards.

        • Loric76

          Beat me to it wiski
          https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/355796666781138944
          Fraser is an RFA going through arbitration. Given he’s likely to earn a reward less than 3.5 mill he is virtually guaranteed to be a Leaf

        • Phrank N Stein

          Loric76Fraser wearing 2 is great if the Leafs can deal him for another JVR.

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      Clarkson picked a sniper number, love it

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/Hope_Smokehttps://twitter.com/Hope_Smoke/status/355798876596355072
    84 is available RT https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590 Bolland has yet to decide on a number…for those asking

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/brozie42https://twitter.com/brozie42/status/355799644325953538
    Thinking of wearing a new number next year, that way the Leafs can put me in the rafters twice when I retire

    • wiski

      Loric76 LOL

    • Bobsyouruncle

      Loric76 Somebody lower the rope. I’ll raise him to the rafters right now. : )

      • Phrank N Stein

        Bobsyouruncle Loric76 Bob will tie the noose personally

  • Loric76

    So Clarkson’s the anti-Clarke then?

    • Loric76

      bah, ignore the e on the end of Clark lol

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Bob keep fighting the good fight.
    And if Bozak isn’t bothered by fan criticism why does he go on mass blocking sprees on Twitter.

    • dlb eh

      Alec Brownscombe 
      if you’re not banning him you’re encouraging him

    • JMAC17

      Alec Brownscombe wouldn’t you block people ripping you on twitter regardless?  Of course it bothers him to read stuff online on in the paper…and even if it didnt bug him you still wouldnt want to read it on your twitter feed

    • Bobsyouruncle

      Alec Brownscombe It’s okay, I know I’ll hear what people really think about Bozak when he gets moved out. (After Kessel signs?)   : )

      • Alec Brownscombe

        If we traded Bozak tomorrow, most would convince themselves he was a plug, an overpaid third line center. Good riddance, they’d say.

        • JMAC17

          Alec Brownscombe most would and there is some truth to it, but in reality he fits our team right now and with him in the #1 hole we went to the playoffs…not saying he was the solution to the drought but that he wasnt a problem last year.
          Descent cap # while we search for his replacement or Kadri takes it.

        • Tim Horton

          Alec Brownscombe I can’t see anyone being too upset at losing Bozie, I mean most of us were ready for him to walk. If he were to leave today I would be pissed, because look at our options down the middle.

        • dlb eh

          Alec Brownscombe 
          no centre has been signed this summer that i’d prefer to Bozak.  if he was traded tomorrow i’d first want to know what the deal was, but i might like it and might not.  i won’t speak for anyone else.

    • Tim Horton

      Alec Brownscombe There is a difference between fan criticism and the garbage people throw at you on twitter.

  • ShotgunCharlie

    haha I guess a few of you guys here haven’t gained Chemmy as a fan.

    • Alec Brownscombe

      I found the change in tone around here about Bozak once he re-signed to be stupefying.

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

        Alec Brownscombe dude , have a beer , get a blow job , and cheer up , YOUR TEAM IS BETTER !!!!!

        • Alec Brownscombe

          That’s it! You’ve sold me! Why didn’t you say something earlier!?

        • Doorman

          Alec Brownscombe Stay away from the Bingo babes!!!  lol

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

          Alec Brownscombe so you finally admit you were wrong !!! lolol

        • Alec Brownscombe

          After reading your in depth analysis about the team’s improvement, what other conclusion could I make?

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

          Alec Brownscombe lolol , i just windin u up …… been a long day here . too much water …. and ya , dont touch doormans “BABES” !!

    • 2minutes

      The thing about chummy is… He can suck it. I find the guy to be quite the turd.

      • 2minutes

        By chummy I mean chemmy

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

    fuckin dumb azzez !!! ….
    https://twitter.com/UberFactshttps://twitter.com/UberFacts/status/355796015405756416
    San Francisco TV station KTVU reports “Ho Lee Fuk” and “Sum Ting Wong” as the Asiana plane crash pilots. http://t.co/jPogNmr0ZS

    • Dangle_My_Berries

      unclejakescards trolllololo

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

        Dangle_My_Berries unclejakescards ?????????? its a san francisco tv station , that got pranked ……. how could they not see that ???

    • Burtonboy

      unclejakescards Thats hilarious in a morbid sort of way. Dammed funny though

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

        Burtonboy unclejakescards it is funny , but whoever put that on their channel should be fired …..

        • Burtonboy

          unclejakescards Burtonboy Absolutely but its likely a hoax

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

          Burtonboy unclejakescardshttps://twitter.com/KrisSanchezhttps://twitter.com/KrisSanchez/status/355803771760148481
          Yes, the San Francisco TV station was pranked and they didn’t catch that those pilot’s names were fake. Retweeted by https://twitter.com/UberFacts

  • 2minutes

    Bozie for Prime Minister. I was cool with having him back at that price.

    • manabouttown

      2minutes He can’t be much worse than Harper

      • 2minutes

        Nobody could. Even if they tried.

      • dlb eh

        manabouttown 2minutes 
        you don’t live in Ontario

        • 2minutes

          I sure as hell do

        • dlb eh

          2minutes 
          i hope you’re in a union, i am.  i have more to give before i get upset.  and i’m not being sarcastic.

    • manabouttown

      2minutes Maybe Kessel will be an aide to him?

      • 2minutes

        Definitely. Phil will always be Bozies number 1 lol