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04-16-2013, 06:37 PM
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don't let the door hit you on the way out Bozak
say good bye to kessel to

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All the best Bozie!!!! No way he will get that, not enough sample size really should get anywhere between 3.25-4.25 a year, not sure who many years, but over 5 no way.

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say good bye to kessel to
I'd expect Kessel to request a ridiculous amount regardless of whether Bozak stays or not

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Wow I didn`t know third liners made 5 million a year these days
Than u don't know Bozak, he is the Leafs top line centre!!! Just not worth that tag.

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Bozak and Filppula are about to be the most overpaid UFAs this year, cannot believe the deals they are asking for.

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Someone will give it to him.

I think the Leaf's offer 4.25 tops

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I'd give the guy a 2 year 10 million dollar contract to buy some time in getting a #1 centre.

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"No way Player X gets Y dollars." - fans in response to a notable player hitting FA. Yet said player always gets paid.

It is ludicrous to think of him earning that much, but it isn't unrealistic.

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Bozak and Filppula are about to be the most overpaid UFAs this year, cannot believe the deals they are asking for.
If Weiss hits the market I see him cashing in too

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It's going to sting but I honestly don't mind if the Leafs pay him 5M and get rid of Grabovski then. Their salaries are then essentially a wash....Grabo is just not getting any ice time under Carlyle.

IMO if you take everything into account:

-Skill
-Faceoffs
-defensive play
-ES/PP/PK player

Bozak is the best center on the market. Weiss is good but he's not an all round player.
I think the number is high also, but I agree if Grabo can go, deal, buy-out, whatever, than I have no problem with 5 but only if Grabo goes.

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04-16-2013, 06:42 PM
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So is this the tsn1050 radio twitter account reporting this?

Who was told that Bozak would be commanding better than 5 million?

Dreger didn't respond.

I find it hard to believe that he'd have the balls to ask for 5+ million

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say good bye to kessel to
I doubt Kessel is going to leave because one his friends has left.

Kessel will get a big contract and stay. If Toronto gets rid of Grabovski then I could possibly see them giving Bozak something around the $4-$5m mark.

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So is this the tsn1050 radio twitter account reporting this?

Who was told that Bozak would be commanding better than 5 million?

Dreger didn't respond.

I find it hard to believe that he'd have the balls to ask for 5+ million
The @darrendreger they added was part of a quote of what he said on their radio station

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Ridiculous.

I've always been one to downplay the high salaries of NHL players - like the Getzlaf contract. I thought that was a fair contract.

But, this?

For real?

Bozak had a career high of 47 points last year, playing on a line with TWO PPG wingers. Even the worst linemeate products produce higher than that. I realize that he can PK and win faceoffs, but Bozak isn't a viable top line center. He's a decent 2nd liner, and a great 3rd liner. His play is carried by his teammates. He fits in well with the Leafs. I think it'd be moronic of him to leave Toronto, as I think his play will suffer greatly.
Pretty much what I came here to post

Tyler can choose to take around 3 mil and stay with the Leafs and give them a little more flexibility to add more quality players

or

go sign on the UFA market for 5 mil on a bad team

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Id only keep one of Grabo or Bozak at 5 million, so I think one is let go or traded

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someone will bite. What else is out there? Saku Koivu/Matt Cullen/Patrick Elias, while still effective, are old.

teams looking for a #2 will bid on Bozak, Roy, and Ribiero. And they'll all get around 5M.


as for who is going to do it? Look to winnipeg, where antropov has been disappointing and jokinen is not a legit 2nd liner anymore. Bozak and Little gives them two top-six faceoff studs. Roy and Ribiero, on the other hand, are terrible at faceoffs.
One of those guys is not like the others....and it's Bozak.

You've got guys with 80 point seasons, proven track records of success, and then you have a default 45 point center who scores points by playing with good players.

I don't see ANY team paying this guy $5m/yr. That's ridiculous.

Faceoffs? Really, a faceoff specialist is going to get $5m/yr.....not happening. Who cares if you can win draws if you cant score 50 points with two PPG wingers.

Craziness.

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"Bozak isn't a viable top line centre".... a curious comment.... considering that Bozak is Toronto's top line centre, and Toronto has a relatively comfortable grasp 5th in the east right now.
It doesn't work that way dude. Just because Dave Semenko was on the Oilers first line didn't make him a first liner. Bozak puts up second line numbers largely because he plays with Phil Kessel and it's very arguable whether he should be in that role at all. It would be a much different tale with Bozak were the one anchoring a scoring line.

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It doesn't work that way dude. Just because Dave Semenko was on the Oilers first line didn't make him a first liner. Bozak puts up second line numbers largely because he plays with Phil Kessel and it's very arguable whether he should be in that role at all. It would be a much different tale with Bozak were the one anchoring a scoring line.
Actually. It does. A first line centre is a centre who plays centre his team's top line.

Now, you could make the case that Bozak isn't the guy you'd want on the first line, or be satisfied with on the first line, and I'd agree with you to the point of realizing that he's our best option for that role. However, suggesting that he isn't a viable first line centre is flat out wrong. He's Toronto's 1st line centre, and Toronto is a pretty good team with a top 5 offence.

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One of those guys is not like the others....and it's Bozak.

You've got guys with 80 point seasons, proven track records of success, and then you have a default 45 point center who scores points by playing with good players.

I don't see ANY team paying this guy $5m/yr. That's ridiculous.

Faceoffs? Really, a faceoff specialist is going to get $5m/yr.....not happening. Who cares if you can win draws if you cant score 50 points with two PPG wingers.

Craziness.
Yeah.

Bozak is an outlier of that group. He's excellent on the draws, not undersized, 2 years younger than Roy and 6 years younger than Ribeiro.

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Wow....that's....steep.

I'd be floored if he got that.

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Bozak is not worth 5 mill per year, that is a given. However, I believe he would like to stay in Toronto at 4-4.5 mill because he knows he has it good here. The UFA market is not flush with premium centers so for the Leafs to get a suitable substitute at the same cost would be difficult. I hope theY sign Kessel though, whatever he asks for.

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It doesn't work that way dude. Just because Dave Semenko was on the Oilers first line didn't make him a first liner. Bozak puts up second line numbers largely because he plays with Phil Kessel and it's very arguable whether he should be in that role at all. It would be a much different tale with Bozak were the one anchoring a scoring line.
bozak is not just along for the ride, he has great chemistry with Phil and it looks like he JVR are starting to click also. He is without question the Leafs number#1 centre, he doesn't just get points because of who he plays with, he does make things happen.


If he had a larger sample size he might be worth the dollar amount, for me it is not enough, but hey I don't have to decide to pay him.

I have no problem if he gets 5 mil for everything that he can do, but I don't think it is smart to have he, grabo, and kadri (very soon) getting 5 mil, when Jay McClement is the 3rd line centre and Grabo is lost in the shuffle.

very underrated skill-set, trusted and used in all situations, what else does he need to do??

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I doubt Kessel is going to leave because one his friends has left.

Kessel will get a big contract and stay. If Toronto gets rid of Grabovski then I could possibly see them giving Bozak something around the $4-$5m mark.
it happens alot in sports when friends have a chance to be together.
kessel will still get his money

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Hes worth like 3 million

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Wow. Can't see anyone biting at that price
It only takes 1 team to think he is worth that for him to get that much.

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Actually. It does. A first line centre is a centre who plays centre his team's top line.

Now, you could make the case that Bozak isn't the guy you'd want on the first line, or be satisfied with on the first line, and I'd agree with you to the point of realizing that he's our best option for that role. However, suggesting that he isn't a viable first line centre is flat out wrong. He's Toronto's 1st line centre, and Toronto is a pretty good team with a top 5 offence.
There is a huge different between a number one by default (which Bozak is) and a true #1 center


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