’09-10 Player Reviews: Tyler Bozak


    We’ve partnered up with Pension Plan Puppets to bring to you a Player Review series, where we will be evaluating and grading the 2009-10 season for every Leaf who featured in a significant number of games for the Blue and White last season, with an eye towards 2010-11. Today we feature Tyler Bozak, profiled by PPP:

    “The Summary: Tyler Bozak picked the Maple Leafs over the Ottawa Senators so right away it’s clear that he has a high hockey IQ. He signed a hell of a deal that, based on how people react to Mikhail Grabovski, will be tough to live up to. He’ll likely get a break because if he costs the full cap hit he’ll presumably have achieved some decent points totals. Not to mention, his age and  provenenance as a found player in addition to an electric understanding with Phil Kessel likely gets him a free pass. A solid first half season in the NHL certainly bodes well for the young centreman.

    For the full breakdown of the positives and negatives of Tyler Bozak’s season, click here.

    Audience Participation:

    Rate Bozak below on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) based on his performance relative to his potential and your expectations for the season

    The Discussion:

    Is Bozak the answer long-term to the search for Phil Kessel’s running mate? Should Burke be looking to sign Bozak as soon as possible or does he wait to get a larger sample size?