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Chea* 08-04-2009 06:35 PM

Chances of Bozak making the team?
 
What odds would you give Bozak of making our team for the start of next season?

I'm just curious because I've read a bunch of comments from people who expect him to make our top 6, and I've also read much less optimistic comments that would imply he's not very close to making our team.

What are your expectations from him?

Snipeshow 08-04-2009 06:36 PM

About 90%.

thepublichairs 08-04-2009 06:42 PM

im certain, leafs need all the help they could get.

Rare Jewel 08-04-2009 06:44 PM

i'd say hes got a very good chance

Scoogs 08-04-2009 06:44 PM

Ugh, there's a Bozak thread on this same subject every week.

Chea* 08-04-2009 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scoogs (Post 20665078)
Ugh, there's a Bozak thread on this same subject every week.

Well you could, ugh, not read it then.

Schennanigans 08-04-2009 06:50 PM

His job to lose.

Mr Scarface* 08-04-2009 06:53 PM

Human beings really like his chances. Some even think he gon play on the second line. I don't even know what his face looks like. I've read and heard he's a fine player on the ice though. Got some game and all. Some sucka wrote that he can take faceoffs and skate pretty fast. With that playmaking ability y'all know what I'm talkin bout mane.

I'm bout that!

Imagine if he's like some sort of really special player, who is much better IN THE NHL, than even the most optimistic fans and followers think. That would rock some rap worlds.

Chea* 08-04-2009 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Scarface (Post 20665153)
Human beings really like his chances. Some even think he gon play on the second line. I don't even know what his face looks like. I've read and heard he's a fine player on the ice though. Got some game and all. Some sucka wrote that he can take faceoffs and skate pretty fast. With that playmaking ability y'all know what I'm talkin bout mane.

I'm bout that!

Imagine if he's like some sort of really special player, who is much better IN THE NHL, than even the most optimistic fans and followers think. That would rock some rap worlds.

Ye I like dat slang.

dredeye 08-04-2009 07:33 PM

yeah I'd put it at 80 to 90%. He'd have to have a brutal camp not to make it.

ihlmvp 08-04-2009 07:33 PM

To start the season...slim.

Grabovski, Mitchell, Stajan, Wallin, Primeau

Then the 9 game tryout potential for Kadri or DiDomenico.

After game 9, different story. He'll play more in NHL than AHL.

bobermay 08-04-2009 07:48 PM

I can't see him beat out Stajan or Grabovksi, and I don't see him playing hte 3rd line. we'll see.

Patty Lee 08-04-2009 07:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ihlmvp (Post 20665507)
To start the season...slim.

Grabovski, Mitchell, Stajan, Wallin, Primeau

Then the 9 game tryout potential for Kadri or DiDomenico.

After game 9, different story. He'll play more in NHL than AHL.

Dido won't be doing any 9 game try out. not that that changes your point at all

Chea* 08-04-2009 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobermay (Post 20665638)
I can't see him beat out Stajan or Grabovksi, and I don't see him playing hte 3rd line. we'll see.

I can see Bozak starting on the 2nd line with Stajan on the 3rd.

IBLEAF1967 08-04-2009 08:07 PM

One Year Away...Do not rush him...this may be the next Bobby Ryan

Bravid Nonahan 08-04-2009 08:07 PM

I'm pretty sure that Bozak will make the team. If not though, the Marlies should be really interesting to watch this year. Stalberg, Bozak, Dido, Mitchell, Stefanovich....

ugotmybeef* 08-04-2009 08:39 PM

Burke said he feels (strongly) that Rickard Wallin will center the 3rd line and one of Grabo, Stajan, Mitchell, or Primeau will join him in the pressbox. No mention of Bozak but who knows.

Cool Beans Man 08-04-2009 08:46 PM

Stajan could potentially play wing though could he not?

I know he's a natural centre, and I do feel him playing centre suits his game better, but if Bozak has a solid camp, could Stajan play wing (assuming Grabovski - Bozak - Mitchell - Wallin.

Or is moving Mitchell to the wing make more sense? His style probably fits the wing better than Stajan.

Too many scenarios/combinations to think about. Hurting my head.

Either way, I dont think Stajan can be that shutdown Pahlsson type centreman in the bottom 6 Burke is striving for, so his fate is likely attached to Bozak's success.

I am still in the minority that feels Stajan can be a legitimate second line centre in this league. Just not completely sold its going to be in Toronto. Last season was a good start, lets hope he gathers more confidence and consistency. I like his game, just hope he keeps growing.

Bravid Nonahan 08-04-2009 08:46 PM

Could Bozak be converted to the wing?

Edit: It seems as though we have quite the logjam at the centre position...Maybe a trade is up Burke's sleeves?

Leafidelity 08-04-2009 08:47 PM

Mitchell makes sense as a winger since he played there for a good chunk of last season.

ugotmybeef* 08-04-2009 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Millar1987 (Post 20666222)
Stajan could potentially play wing though could he not?

I know he's a natural centre, and I do feel him playing centre suits his game better, but if Bozak has a solid camp, could Stajan play wing (assuming Grabovski - Bozak - Mitchell - Wallin.

Or is moving Mitchell to the wing make more sense? His style probably fits the wing better than Stajan.

Too many scenarios/combinations to think about. Hurting my head.

Either way, I dont think Stajan can be that shutdown Pahlsson type centreman in the bottom 6 Burke is striving for, so his fate is likely attached to Bozak's success.

I am still in the minority that feels Stajan can be a legitimate second line centre in this league. Just not completely sold its going to be in Toronto. Last season was a good start, lets hope he gathers more confidence and consistency. I like his game, just hope he keeps growing.

Stajan can't even pot 20 on a good day. He's not a 2nd line center on a good team.

Bravid Nonahan 08-04-2009 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ugotmybeef (Post 20666269)
Stajan can't even pot 20 on a good day. He's not a 2nd line center on a good team.

Not even ovechkin can do that! ;)

Cool Beans Man 08-04-2009 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ugotmybeef (Post 20666269)
Stajan can't even pot 20 on a good day. He's not a 2nd line center on a good team.

16 goals two years ago, 15 last year in 76 games (and 55 points) Plus, he's only 25!

Let's not completely throw the book out here. Its a rebuild. Let's see what we have. It's also his contract year.

ugotmybeef* 08-04-2009 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Millar1987 (Post 20666339)
16 goals two years ago, 15 last year in 76 games (and 55 points) Plus, he's only 25!

Let's not completely throw the book out here. Its a rebuild. Let's see what we have. It's also his contract year.

1 goal in 23 games. 6 year vet. Not the kind of consistency you want from a 2nd line player.

Cool Beans Man 08-04-2009 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bad Guys (Post 20666234)
Mitchell makes sense as a winger since he played there for a good chunk of last season.

Agreed. But he does work well at centre. A lot of people are having him pencilled in as the 3rd line centre for years to come. Maybe starting to mould him into a 3rd line LW might make sense.


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