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.

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  • ConnorCrisp

    Price yourself too high and nobody will take you seriously..

  • Black_Hawk

    i would not want bozak at anything near that contract. Cya if thats the final offer.

  • Black_Hawk

    i would not want bozak at anything near that contract. Cya if thats the final offer.

  • Bryan93

    Funny how things work out.  Years ago we could never find wingers to play with Sundin.  Now we have the wingers but cant find the centermen.  Imagine Sundin with Kessel on his wing

    • lister

      Bryan93 Yeah, I’ve been saying that since Kessel was traded for. *sigh* At least there was some good chemistry with Lupul.

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

    question , who is more valuable to leafs ? bozak or grabbo ???

    • Black_Hawk

      unclejakescards Grabo when he is on imo

    • Black_Hawk

      unclejakescards Grabo when he is on imo

    • ConnorCrisp

      unclejakescards grabbo i would hope. Just need to drill faceoffs into the whole forward core

    • Ensign

      IMO Grabo. He brings a lot of intangibles and has played one poor season where he was miscast.

    • Ensign

      IMO Grabo. He brings a lot of intangibles and has played one poor season where he was miscast.

    • happy_gilmour

      unclejakescards Bozie if it means signing Kessel long term… sign Bozie, then Kessel, then buy-out Bozie… who cares about the money, MLSE is rich… (I’m totally joking btw)

      • ConnorCrisp

        happy_gilmour unclejakescards If only Bozie and Kess would have a falling out of some sort… hmmm

    • Bryan93

      unclejakescards Bozak if the price is right.  Although Grabovski was a beast in the playoffs last year.  Wouldnt mind giving him one more year to see if he rebounds

  • ProfessorRance

    What a greedy SOB.

    • Black_Hawk

      ProfessorRance lol i would do the same thing though

      • ProfessorRance

        Black_Hawk ProfessorRance I would too within reason. That is asking for a ridiculous amount.

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

    ok, lets try this again …….
    bozak at 4 mil per or grabbo at 5.5 mil per ????
    i believe the 4 mil is the deal point …..

    • Ensign

      Bang for buck Grabo still brings more to the game

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

        Ensign haha , your vote shouldnt count , we know you have a hard on for grabbo ….lolol

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

        Ensign haha , your vote shouldnt count , we know you have a hard on for grabbo ….lolol

        • Ensign

          Haha ya ya. But seriously he brings way more that bozak

        • ConnorCrisp

          Ensign for example: grabbo can pass AND shoot the puck.

        • ConnorCrisp

          Ensign for example: grabbo can pass AND shoot the puck.

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

          Ensign if only he had good chemistry with kessell ……… it would be a no brainer …….

        • Ze_theLeafsFan

          unclejakescards Ensign he’s barely played with Kessel tho

        • Ze_theLeafsFan

          unclejakescards Ensign he’s barely played with Kessel tho

        • Ensign

          Ya he was totally miscast and they wanted to spread scoring around. I’m ok going with kadri and Grabo and switching them around if need be

        • Ensign

          Ya he was totally miscast and they wanted to spread scoring around. I’m ok going with kadri and Grabo and switching them around if need be

    • lister

      unclejakescards If the only choice was that then Grabs. But I’d prefer replacing them both.

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

        lister unclejakescards i honestly would too ……

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

    ok, lets try this again …….
    bozak at 4 mil per or grabbo at 5.5 mil per ????
    i believe the 4 mil is the deal point …..

  • Ze_theLeafsFan

    nice knowing ya and ya flow Bozak

    • ConnorCrisp

      Ze_theLeafsFan Also. CUT YOUR DAMN HAIR.

      • KingTon

        ConnorCrisp Ze_theLeafsFan and pass to other players on the ice other than just Kessel.

        • ConnorCrisp

          KingTon ConnorCrisp Ze_theLeafsFan he is pretty good at passing to opposing defenders.

        • KingTon

          ConnorCrisp KingTon Ze_theLeafsFan Yes, not sure that’s intentional though lol.

      • KingTon

        ConnorCrisp Ze_theLeafsFan and pass to other players on the ice other than just Kessel.

  • Burtonboy

    Jesus Nonis make a deal for a center fer fucks sake.Put an end to this nonsense

    • ConnorCrisp

      Burtonboy its all NONISense
      lol

    • Black_Hawk

      Burtonboy str8