Luongo Talk: The Final Countdown...?
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01-07-2013, 06:23 PM
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If a team like the Panthers would move a guy like Weiss, I don't think there is anyone on the Leafs team(that they're willing to give up) that matches his pedigree. He'd be a great fit until Kesler comes back, a true #2 center that could play on any NHL team.
Also, Bozak being bad defensively is just a myth. There might be bad defensive players on the leafs individually, but Bozak isn't one of them.
That's my anecdotal impression of Bozak. Stat wise its impossible to verify as he spent 85% TOI with Kessel and 60%+ with Lupul. Even if he is only avg., a) he will get better here as just about every forward who has come here has had to... and b) he will have different linemates - there's a huge difference defensively speaking having Hansen and Raymond as your linemates vs Lupul and Kessel. Anyway, little downside if he's a secondary part of deal, and some upside. More or less a Lapierre or Higgins value wise and we know how that turned out for us...plus he's a center.
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