Are the Oilers interested in Bozak?

Edmonton Oilers said to be interested in Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak.

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32 Responses to Are the Oilers interested in Bozak?

  1. lafleur10 says:

    bozak would upgrade the oilers center ice postion

  2. doorman says:

    They have the spa wonder with at he would realistically fetch?

  3. doorman says:

    Space ughhh stupid auto correct

  4. leafy says:

    The Oilers need Bozak if they’re gonna take a run at the stanley cup this spring.

  5. TmLeafan says:

    I wonder if now Arizona traded Vermette they would take a run at Bozak. They need competent NHL players under contract because nobody in their right minds is ever signing there. Bozak’s contract is decent shouldn’t scare them away, Arizona might be on his no trade list, I believe he has 8 teams he can refuse a move to.

    ARI- Bozak
    Tor- 2nd rd pick 2015, 2nd rd pick 2016, Laurent Dauphin

  6. leafy says:

    I heard Bernier is available, but the Leafs would want a lot for him.

    • Gambo says:

      Honestly I don’t see much of a difference in playing him 65 games or Reimer playing 65 games. Both can steal games and both have some bad games. If they can get some serious value back for him, I’m all for it.

      Also I believe Bibeau will be the leafs starter in a couple years. If not, Gibson and Sparks are also looking really good. I’ve just really liked what I’ve seen in Bibeau.

  7. leafs_wallace93 says:

    1st + for Vemette?

    Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb

    Turns out it’s a seller’s market after all, who was given away? The Franson/Santo deal now looks soft.

    All current top five teams have two first round picks and it isn’t even deadline day.

    GMs aren’t savvy there are picks left, don’t believe TSN hacks.

    • TmLeafan says:

      If Vermette went for a first what does that say about Bozak’s value? Advanced stats people can complain all they want about him but one thing he is very good at is finishing chances. He can score goals if put with decent linemates and is good at faceoffs. I think someone will want him.

      About the Franson/Santo deal that Leipsic kid has apparently looked very good with the Marlies. He is a couple more years along than a draft pick and seems to be a very solid player. I can’t complain about the return.

      • leafs_wallace93 says:

        I’m not complaining (we’re in the post-Clarskon era), just shocked the prices keep going up.

        All the pundit hacks that brainwashed the HFboards zombies keep getting proved wrong, like they do every deadline and July 1st.

        And I was wrong, forgot Winnipeg, six 1st round picks have been traded and counting.

  8. LN91 says:

    Simmons writes: “This is among the reasons the Leafs would like to rid themselves of Kessel. He is different and works differently than most NHL stars. If it works for him, so be it and most of the time it has. But when it begins to influence others, negatively — Bozak has also turned into an interview malcontent when once he was a reasonable subject — then the Leafs realize why they must move him in a rebuilding time.”

    • TmLeafan says:

      Simmons is a hack, what a ridiculous article.

      • LN91 says:

        He’s not the first individual to state this, just not so buntly.

        • TmLeafan says:

          There are several hacks in the toronto media, doesn’t make it right.

          Is Simmons an expert on how NHL players should be training? Phil Kessel is a superstar you don’t get to where he is at by being lazy.

          Look up any interview with any ex teammate or executive and all they do is rave about how much of a competitor Phil is and how much he wants to win. Its guys like Simmons and Kypreos that can’t stand the guy for whatever reason and bash the guy any chance they get, guys like you seem to just soak it up.

          • TmLeafan says:

            I am open to trading Kessel if a team comes in with a ridiculous offer. Not because guys like Simmons think he talks funny and doesn’t skate as much as other players in the offseason. I couldn’t care less about any of that.

            • LN91 says:

              Did I say media?

              Ron Wilson re-stated the same thing, but not so harshly. His attitude affects the lockeroom. The evidence is on the ice, when Kessel is on, the team is on.

              When Kessel is depressed out there, the team looks like a mess.

              The first thing this team needs is good leadership.

              If they go to UFA, they need to sign a few veteran leaders.

              • TmLeafan says:

                The first thing this team needs is better players, not leadership. Everyone gets fascinated by leadership, in my mind if you are an impact player you are a leader.

                Wilson said something along the lines of how when it isn’t going well for Phil he gets frustrated. While I agree that is not the best quality he is hardly the only player that you could say that about. Ron Wilson is also a bitter ex coach who has taken lots of shots at the organization. He is probably mad about how it went in Toronto and how he has been unable to get a job since being fired. He has an ego he needs to put blame elsewhere.

                • TmLeafan says:

                  I agree about the UFA’s though, we should keep Robidas around. And I thought Winnik was a good leader I would like to see him back as a UFA.

                • LN91 says:

                  Well, yes…The Leafs do need better players, however, that comes through the draft.

                  But to rebuild a franchise, you need a good leadership squad to mentor the youth. The Leafs need to sign veteran, good leadership UFA’s to 1-3 year deals.

              • leafs_wallace93 says:

                Lol, Wilson also play JML 20 minutes a night.

                Enough of this ‘Kessel isn’t pretty enough’, he’s just a B+ player, he’ll never be the face of the franchise… so wrasslin, no wonder Simmonds buys into it.

    • leafs_wallace93 says:

      I’d be happy if the Leafs rid themselves of SteveO

  9. TmLeafan says:

    Also if the Leafs draft at their current position (4th overall). Is there a chance that we draft Mitch Marner?

    He has 118 points in 55 games that is absurd. Not that small he is 5’10 170 pounds could still be growing.

    • Gambo says:

      Sounds a lot like Sam Gagner’s 118 points in 53 games with London during his draft year. I’m personally against picking Marner over Strome, but i wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what happens unfortunately.

      • TmLeafan says:

        Strome/Hanifin would be sick. With Mcdavid and Eichel so ridiculously good a 4th overall pick is more like drafting second in a regualr draft year. Should get a stud.

        As far as Marner is concerned I understand the Gagner comparison. I agree in taking strome but those kind of numbers make you notice. He has been torching the OHL.

  10. doorman says:

    I am ok with whoever we take at 4 as they will have an impact on our Leafs. I am torn between Strome/Marner or Proporov, i really think he is going to be absolutely dominant.

    • LN91 says:

      Toronto needs Strome.

      1) He is a C…And to win the Stanley Cup, you need a top-line center, top-pairin defencemen, and a capable goalie. I still believe Toronto has the latter with Reilly and Bernier, who has had flashes of brilliance.

      2) Sadly, no C is in next years draft. The top of the draft is all wingers and defencemen…Ideally, I would love one of the D-Men in the next draft (Sean Day or Jakub Chychrun). I think they are better than Hanifin and Provorov

    • leafs_wallace93 says:

      If draft order follows as is, Phoenix is taking Strome with the 3rd pick, they’re as hard up down the middle as Toronto. Hanifin is also a bigger project, he’s a couple years away from the NHL.

      So it’s Hanifin or Provorov and that’s if we don’t lose a spot with some random team wins the lottery.

      A good center or defenseman and I’m fine.

      • Steven_Leafs0 says:

        If I am Toronto I would draft in this order (other teams with different needs may draft differently in my mind though):

        1) McGreztky (lol)
        2) Eichel
        3) Strome
        4) Provorov
        5) Hanifin
        6) Marner

        I think Provorov has played himself into a better position than Hanifin (although only slightly) and while I like Marner, if Strome is off the table we need to grab one of the elite defensive prospects to pair with Reilly.

        This is just my thought on our top 6 draft order (as I cannot imagine we drop to less than 6th overall, though if we do and someone below wins the lottery I would take Crouse 7th). What are your top 6?

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