Tor - Van (Bozak & Hansen)
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10-24-2012, 01:00 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Bozak is over looked around here. Sure he is overrated by many Leafs fans, but he is severely underrated by some people as well.
The Canucks actually do win this deal, because they have players that can replace what Hansen brings.
I guess you don't know much about Hansen's role on the Canucks then?
Who replaces Hansen as a gritty 2-way right handed natural right winger who can kill penalties and lineup against opposition top lines while contributing offensively?
Hansen is one of only 2 right handed wingers in the Canucks system that is NHL quality... the other being Kassian, who's still developing and doesn't bring anywhere near the defensive game or can play the PK roles that Hansen can. The only other wingers on the team that can play a similar role are Burrows and Higgins, both left shooting players, with Higgins hitting UFA after this season.
He's signed for another 2 yrs at a $1.35mill cap hit. Why would we trade a player like that for a rental piece? Isn't Bozak a UFA after this season?
Hansen is much more valuable to the Canucks than any team would be willing to offer.
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