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04-11-2010, 12:38 AM
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Would you like every player to be 6'4 220 lbs?

He's fine if he can on somewhere between 5-10 lbs.

Great exciting all-around player and should be Leafs future 2nd liner but does have some 1st line potential in him. Best out of that frat pack.

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04-11-2010, 01:30 AM
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His vision is amazing. Something other centres we've had lacked, IMO.

And he uses his size well, and can play against big D and protect the puck.

And that pass to Stalberg .. BEAUT.

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04-11-2010, 02:49 AM
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great skating, vision, hands, and a 2way player
Kid's gonna be a star
even better, he was free

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04-11-2010, 04:22 AM
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Its hard to say where his upside potential is. But I am truely impressed by his performence this year. Don't forget he came from an injury than later hade the swine flu and still managed to have a great Rookie season with the Leafs. Even though the last few games I had the feeling he was a bit outpowered. He is going to be an important corner stone for our franchise.

And for sure he was a hack of a Free Agent signing.

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04-11-2010, 09:23 AM
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2005-06 Anaheim Mighty Ducks NHL 82 34 51 85 32 16 2 7 9 10
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 27 51 78 46 21 10 4 14 10

Here's hoping Bozak has a couple seasons like another college free agenct that has played under Burke

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04-11-2010, 11:04 AM
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Bozak has a very bright future in Blue and White. I see him as a solid 2nd line centre with the outside potential to be a 1st line guy in a couple of years if all goes well.

Here are some facts to consider:
- a year ago he was playing with college players - a HUGE step away from the NHL.
- He's been one of the most consistent Leafs game in and game out since being recelled.
- with another 10 - 15lbs on his frame, he's going to be a beast!

All told - I think a realistic projection for hiim is a 65 - 70 point playmaker who is also solid defensively. As he develops, the game will slow down even more for him, and I think his on-ice vision is near an 'elite' level.

Remember - he tore up his junior league and the NCAA - the ONLY reason he wasn't drafted was because he was a smurf. With a late growth spurt - we now have a gem.

Player Comparison? I'd say he's a slightly more talented version of Paul Statsny.

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04-11-2010, 11:12 AM
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Bozak will be good for us, let him have a strong off season...it's pretty obvious that hit the college wall.

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04-11-2010, 11:23 AM
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Bozak will put up alot of points at the NHL level due to his attributes (vision, smarts, playmaking, etc) alongside with his skating ability. He has been usefull on our PP and PK situations, and he should be a mainstay on those units in the long-run. He needs to add more strength to his frame, and a strong offseason will do good for him.

Tyler is a very good all around forward, and he will be/is our long term #2 centre.

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04-11-2010, 11:27 AM
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He's 24 years old, you actually think he'll be able to put on 10-15 lbs. There is not much he'll fill and he still wins tons of battles right now. He did lose 5-10 lbs with the flu so Bozak will work out to get that back, otherwise he is fine. Kessel survives weighing like 180 lbs so does Kane.

I still can't believe we got him. God our team would suck so much if we didn't sign Gus and Bozak. Although Burke probably wouldn't have made the trade but with those guys, I don't mind that trade anymore.

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04-11-2010, 12:03 PM
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He's 24 years old, you actually think he'll be able to put on 10-15 lbs. There is not much he'll fill and he still wins tons of battles right now. He did lose 5-10 lbs with the flu so Bozak will work out to get that back, otherwise he is fine. Kessel survives weighing like 180 lbs so does Kane.

I still can't believe we got him. God our team would suck so much if we didn't sign Gus and Bozak. Although Burke probably wouldn't have made the trade but with those guys, I don't mind that trade anymore.
Six feet tall and 165 pounds... the guy is a stick! If I can go from 180 to 210 in 5-6 months with little fat gain, I see no reason why Bozak, with professional help, can't get up to at least 180 by next year then maybe 190-200 a couple years down the road.

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04-11-2010, 12:14 PM
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I don't know where you got 165 lbs but when I checked, it showed that he is 195 lbs. Hockeys future says 180 so he is probably somewhere between 180 lbs - 190 lbs. I have no idea where you got 165 from lol.

6'1 btw

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04-11-2010, 12:18 PM
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I don't know where you got 165 lbs but when I checked, it showed that he is 195 lbs. Hockeys future says 180 so he is probably somewhere between 180 lbs - 190 lbs. I have no idea where you got 165 from lol.

6'1 btw
Ahhh TSN, but they said he lost 10-15 from Swine Flu so I figure it's probably not too far off anyways.

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