2013 Leafs Trades/Proposals/Signings XIV - UFA talk now
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05-12-2013, 02:15 PM
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If Bozak wants 4 million on a multi year deal we should let him walk otherwise
we'll regret it in a season or two when a player comes available we truly need.
Most of our off-season decisions are waiting on what Paul Ranger decides. If he signs we can trade out Liles for whatever little return we could (cap space being the biggest benefit). Or we could look at trading Gunnarson or Franson for the right return.
I like the thought of adding a veteran forward to be what Recchi was for the Bruins. Ideally they come in on a one year deal but I'd consider two for Jagr, McDonald or Briere once he gets bought out.
Contract negotiations need to be opened up with Kulemin this summer. If he looks to want to reink for something in the 3 range we extend him if he looks to want much more then we should deal him. We can't afford to overpay our secondary players but we also can't afford to keep losing them as UFAs (like CMac and potentially Bozak) this summer.
Like all the other number 1 centers that have been available over the years? its not unfair to say Bozak is not a number 1 center, but he has done a great job in the role he was placed in. Bozak is a much better player than many give him credit for, he has chemistry with his team mates, and hasnt hurt the team. To not sign him with the assumption that a top center will be available is extremely short sighted.
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