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04-20-2013, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post
Based on what?? Bozak's sample size away from Kessel, and the top defensive matchups, is non-existent. If he wasn't playing with elite linemates, he wouldn't have been facing the top defensive matchups.

We've been through the Antropov crap already. He still can't skate properly. Weiss is going to cost more than Bozak (if he even becomes available). Cullen has been on a steady decline the last few years, is inferior to Bozak at this point in his career, doesn't fit at all into our team, and does a real nice job of writing Kessel's 1-way ticket out of town. $1.5m more for Bozak is a no-brainer, and we'll worry about the length of the contract in a couple of years when he's only got 1 or 2 left.
Considering he's nearly always on the receiving end of a scoring chance and not a guy that creates them himself I think the weaker defensive matchups argument is moot relative to the elite linemates inflating his totals argument.

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