I can understand the negatives, depending on what we would give up, if it were a lot. But, Bozak would be a good third line center behind Stepan and Brassard. And a deal for Bozak could mean Richards getting bought out. Which would be a huge positive on its own.
He's a UFA so you'd have to assume trading for his rights wouldn't be too costly. Bozak isn't as high profile as Weiss, Lecavalier, and Richards if he get bought out. So maybe his contract won't be as high.
Just thinking aloud.
Certainly could be worse options. Like keeping Richards.
Edit: Looking at capgeek he's listed as a UFA. That's what im going by.
In his first pro season he had 19 points in 43 games and was a plus player. Hes a big power type of player who grinds. He is never going to be a big scorer at the pro level. So what is your point?
Thank you for reminding as to his track record showing some scoring success.
He doesnt have to be a mega scorer, just enough points relative to his line, and some additional contribution, more about being part of the solution than part of the problem.
He has the size and enough strength.
I don't think he's got GREAT ability but he has enough.
He seems to lose motivation. But if he really felt he honestly had a real chance to win at least 4C, I think he'd open eyes and make a race of it.