Official 2012-2013 Florida Panthers Season Thread
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02-22-2013, 03:03 PM
One Patient Panther
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Caledon, Ontario
Very good posts by you two. I don't think Bozak is leaving the leafs lineup anytime soon. Alot of Leafs fans like the guy and I feel management does too. The Leafs have to re-sign Kessel as well who will command $6million plus since Grabovski got $5.5million.
Tim Connolly and Dave Steckel will be gone from the Leafs next year which I feel is a good assumption. The leafs need Bozak as their #2 Center behind Grabovski. I wouldn't mind him as a replacement if Weiss is gone and only gets us picks in return. Just don't see the Leafs letting him go without offering him a good contract.
Derek Roy is another possibility but I see Dallas trying to keep him as well because of their lack of depth at Center. Jamie Benn is the #1 guy and Roy would be their #2. Same decision as Bozak in Toronto, Dallas would be silly to let Roy walk.
The list for FA Centers has some solid players but other than Getzlaf is nothing but Centers that are equal to what Weiss is as a player:
Elias, Patrik » C NJD 36 $6,000,000 2013 (UFA)
Getzlaf, Ryan » C ANA 27 $5,325,000 2013 (UFA)
Ribeiro, Mike » C WAS 33 $5,000,000 2013 (UFA)
Connolly, Tim » C TOR 31 $4,750,000 2013 (UFA)
McDonald, Andy » C STL 35 $4,700,000 2013 (UFA)
Antropov, Nik » C WIN 33 $4,062,500 2013 (UFA)
Roy, Derek » C DAL 29 $4,000,000 2013 (UFA)
Koivu, Saku » C ANA 38 $3,800,000 2013 (UFA)
Cervenka, Roman » C CGY 27 $3,775,000 2013 (UFA)
Lombardi, Matthew » C PHX 30 $3,500,000 2013 (UFA)
Cullen, Matt » C MIN 36 $3,500,000 2013 (UFA)
Zubrus, Dainius » C NJD 34 $3,400,000 2013 (UFA)
Weiss, Stephen » C FLA 29 $3,100,000 2013 (UFA)
My dream of Tallon signing Getzlaf dies every game Anaheim keeps playing. What a surprise roll they're on.
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