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01-14-2013, 09:42 PM
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Drop the Sopel
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
Also, if you're going to get a guy that may or may not be a fit you may as well get the guy that makes less money. Lu for Bozak ++ allows us to add salary, Lu for Connolly ++ does not.
Connolly makes the same money as Kesler - Gilman would work his magic on that front.

The reason I don't like Bozak is because he's the Leafs 1st line centre, is best friends with Phil Kessel and would represent a big portion of value in the deal. I don't want Bozak as one of the main components. He's not a throw-in for Toronto - even if that's what we think of him.

Connolly has always been a timid, lazy floater with a questionable defensive game. But he's still one of the bigger point producing centremen in the NHL over the last 6 seasons. His PPG before last season was very similar to Brad Richards. There's a reason he commanded $5mil...

Who is going to centre the 2nd PP unit? Don't see Bozak filling that void. Connolly probably could.

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