Former Asst’ Coach, Scott Gordon on TSN

Former Asst’ Coach, Scott Gordon on TSN

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Scott Gordon - 10/19/13

Toronto Maple Leafs‘ Former Assistant Coach, Scott Gordon – TSN Drive, May 15 with Dave Naylor & Jeff O’Neil

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PEIleafnation
PEIleafnation

prust, did he spear krieder later in the game .?

Bruffins
Bruffins

what would you expect the return would be if we traded Bozak? What is fair value?

loomx
loomx

Re-sign Bolland for 2 years at around 4-4.5mil. Dump Bozak for picks/prospects. Sign Stastny. Trade Lupul+ for EKane.

JVR-Stastny-Kessel
EKane-Kadri-Clarkson
Holland-Bolland-Komarov
D'Amigo-Boyle-Ashton

Bruffins
Bruffins

@wiski  

one of my favourite players to watch. Hossa, not Brown. Fuck Brown

loomx
loomx

@Bruffins  A high to mid second and a decent prospect. 

T K O
T K O

@loomx No chance Bozak gets traded let alone dumped unless it was an absolute sure thing someone could fill that his role........

loomx
loomx

@Bruffins  Anaheim seems like a good fit. Our 2nd+Noesen/W.Karlsson

Bruffins
Bruffins

@loomx @Bruffins  

and then we go into the season with Kadri-Bolland-Holland-_____? Pretty sure Statsny won't sign with us

loomx
loomx

@TheCanucksnaphook @loomx  I'm not convinced he wants to come back anyway. But he'd be a solid re-addition and allows us to not rely on the kids too much.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@TheCanucksnaphook @Bruffins  

Call me an idiot (please don't) but Im already getting excited for next year. Love cheering for a team that nobody is expecting anything from. I think we are going to see young guys get more chances and big improvements from Kadri, Gardiner, Clarkson and JVR

loomx
loomx

@Bruffins @loomx  Well if he doesn't, I don't think trading Bozak is an option unless you can pry Pavelski out of San Jose.

loomx
loomx

@wiski @loomx @ShiftyD @T K O  Of course I'm assuming. I have no idea what Sidney Crosby would be like with JVR and Kessel either. Doesn't mean the Leafs should turn away any chance at an upgrade.

loomx
loomx

@wiski @loomx @ShiftyD @T K O  Great. Now find me a 7 million dollar Dman.


The forwards are a huge problem defensively. Even if you can upgrade that 1st line just a bit with a better centre and make the other lines primarily two-way lines, then that alone is a huge boost to the team defense without even touching the Dmen. And you can upgrade the 1st line in 2 ways. Either get a guy who's an ace defensively 5 on 5(which Bozak is not), or you get a guy who's better offensively so that the top line spends most of its time in the offensive zone. Stastny just happens to help in both of those areas.

loomx
loomx

@ShiftyD @T K O @loomx  Except that ideally, Gunnar would play further down in the lineup and he can be most effective. If you get a 1C upgrade and keep Bozak, where does he go? He only gets ~50 points with Phil friggin Kessel. Is he going to get that many with Lupul and CLarkson? I don't think so. On the 3rd line? a 3C being paid 4.2mil? that sucks. 

loomx
loomx

@wiski @ShiftyD @T K O @loomx  If Bozak got ~50 points and was an ace defensively(ex. like Tomas PLekanec), he absolutely would not be a problem. But he's not like that. Far from it.

loomx
loomx

@wiski @ShiftyD @T K O @loomx  JVR and Kessel are already sub-par defensively. Having Bozak there makes no sense because he's sub-par defensively too. The only reason he sees any PK time is because he's good on draws. He misses his zone coverage far too many times. Is he a problem? This season he wasn't because his offensive production was off the charts(too off the charts). But he's part of our weak core of centres. So going forward, yes, he is a problem.

T K O
T K O

@ShiftyD @T K O@loomxwhatever numbers Bozak puts up.... thinking that the return would be greater than having him in our lineup at less than what Bolland is going to get is a steal........................ Bozak is the least of our problems..... and whoa I never brought up Gunner.... thats a whole other story

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

@T K O @ShiftyD@loomx  Then unfortunately, we are going nowhere. We should be capitalizing on this asset. We cant keep plugging Bozie in to that 1C spot and Gunnarson into the #2D spot and expect to be a top team. 

loomx
loomx

@T K O @loomx  Then it'll be another in a long line of players who the Leafs mistakenly did not sell high.

T K O
T K O

@ShiftyD @T K O@loomx 1 game could be the difference between playoffs and not and you're going to want guys to get a 15+ opportunity to out perform a Bozak..... were not talking about replacing Getzlaf on the first line..... give me a break

ShiFty_D
ShiFty_D

@T K O @loomx  Bozak has been gifted several years vs everyone else's  10-15 game stretches. Give me a break

T K O
T K O

@loomx @T K ONo not a Stall..... Kadri got ample chance and there was nothing that supported the idea that Kadri could replace Bozak.... and no I'm not looking for a Staal either. sign Statsny...fine with me but Bozak stays... at 4.2 and can play 1C even if he moved down lineup and can fill in...... but to move him no need.....

loomx
loomx

@T K O @loomx  Nobody else has been tried for a significant amount of time. Grabovski was tried for 12 games and that line played well, then Bozak came back from injury and was just plugged right back in on the 1st line. And this year, when Kadri played there, McClement ended up playing more minutes than him.

If getting a two-way centre with a career 70 point per season average is a lack luster upgrade, then I don't know what you're expecting. Who do you want? Eric Staal? All I see are people bashing him. Every upgrade that is presented is always dismissed by fans. You'll NEVER get a huge upgrade at C to fall on your lap without tanking and drafting high when you're "retooling"

T K O
T K O

@loomx @T K OThats the same lack luster up grade we always do..... lets grab someone a little bit better that what we have..... I seen that episode a thousand times..... plus I am no trying to keep Bozak... I am just saying he is the only one that has been able to Centre that first line and I don't think there is any chance he gets moved.

loomx
loomx

@T K O @loomx  Stastny is better than Bozak in all aspects of the game. Can't keep avoiding upgrades out of fear that Kessel won't have chemistry. I'm sure Kessel will appreciate playing with a better player.

Bruffins
Bruffins

@T K O @loomx  

I think it would be genius to move Bozak....his value will never be higher. It would mean management is doing the exact opposite of what they have been doing though

T K O
T K O

@loomx @T K Ono indication at all he could click on that first line like Bozak..... it would be suicide for both Nonis and Shanny if they moved Bozak....... he may get moved down the lineup but that's about it.