Tor - Van (Bozak & Hansen)
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10-24-2012, 11:11 AM
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Round and round the Leaf underrated wheel we go it seems
Both players are the same age (actually just days apart)
Both were longshots to make the NHL (undrafted vs 9th Rd Pick)
Make nearly identical salaries
Bozak has been better offensively (.55ppg vs .38ppg)
Hansen might be a bit better defensively, but Bozak is no slouch
Bozak plays the premium position (according to HFBoards anyway)
In the end though Vancouver would never trade Hansen for Bozak.
Thanks for the laughs guys
Bozak is UFA after this season. Hansen has another year left on his contract. Conveniently ignored this point, unless you don't think this effects the value of a player? For someone to suggest these guys are such close players, wouldn't a full extra year under contract make a massive difference to value?
Hansen plays a key defensive role for the Canucks and is one of the team's top PK forwards, on one of the league's top PK teams.
He has also become one of the coach's favorites, getting bigger roles each year, and is a player that is used throughout the lineup (from playing next to the Sedins, to being used in every situation, to playing both wings on all 3 of the top-3 lines).
He is also one of only 2 right handed wingers in the organization that is NHL caliber.
The only thing to laugh about here is how little some Leafs fans seem to know the Canucks lineup or the importance some players have in that lineup. But please keep telling us what's more valuable to our team.
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