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Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has his work cut out for him
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05-26-2013, 05:45 AM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs do not appear to be close to signing impending unrestricted free agent center Tyler Bozak to a new long-term contract.
Bozak, 27, is scheduled to become a UFA July 5, and is believed to be seeking an annual salary worth in the neighborhood of $5 million to $5.5 million.
According to multiple sources, the Leafs, who would like to have Bozak back next season, are not interested in signing him to such a price tag.
Bozak, who picked up 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in 46 games with the Leafs this season, has expressed his desire to re-sign with Toronto.
However, most NHL teams do not view Bozak as a top line center, one club executive recently told TFP, and anything north of $3 million per year might be a stretch.
He's totally going to demand himself out of a job, unless he & his agent finds a dumb GM, who, we all know are out there. 5.5 million?
No way Nonis pays that.
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