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Offline Can8899

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Prediction Re: Bozak
« on: February 28, 2015, 01:13:20 PM »
Just read on thefourthperiod.com that the Rangers are now shopping Zuccarello.

http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/nyr150228.html

With that and the rumoured interest in Bozak, I would not be surprised if once Zuccarello is traded they bring in Bozak to take his spot.  Yes, Bozak is signed moving forward but can be a replacement for Zuccarello at the cap hit that the Rangers were looking to get Z signed at.

We'll see I guess.

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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2015, 02:42:09 PM »
Make. It. Happen.

Similar players stats-wise, don't see Zuccarello being worth $5 mil or more.

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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2015, 03:08:38 PM »
Make. It. Happen.

Similar players stats-wise, don't see Zuccarello being worth $5 mil or more.

That deal would make the Rangers stronger down the middle, but they would still need to replace a winger (Zucarello).  They might be better off taking a run at Lupul, who has similar salary, good offense and plays the same wing.
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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2015, 03:18:38 PM »
Hmm, for some reason I was thinking Zuccarello was playing center. The fact that he's a winger makes things more complicated.

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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2015, 03:36:31 PM »
that guy is 5'7" and 27 years old never had 20 goals or 60 points in a season.  I'd pass on that guy.
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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 04:12:09 PM »
No one is suggesting the Leafs acquire Zuccarello. The suggestion is that if (when?) the Rangers move him, they might be in the market for Bozak or perhaps Lupul.

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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 05:52:25 PM »
that guy is 5'7" and 27 years old never had 20 goals or 60 points in a season.  I'd pass on that guy.

He's kind of like Bozak in that he's benefited from playing with some players more talented than he is. Unfortunately, the stats they inflated appear to have also inflated his salary expectations.

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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 09:32:22 AM »
No one is suggesting the Leafs acquire Zuccarello. The suggestion is that if (when?) the Rangers move him, they might be in the market for Bozak or perhaps Lupul.

Exactly.  The Leafs would have no need for Zuccarello at this point.  I'm guessing Zuccarello is traded to a contender as a rental and the Rangers potentially use the assets they get back in a deal for Bozak.

Purely guessing on my part but I think it makes sense.

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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2015, 05:48:52 PM »
that guy is 5'7" and 27 years old never had 20 goals or 60 points in a season.  I'd pass on that guy.

He's kind of like Bozak in that he's benefited from playing with some players more talented than he is. Unfortunately, the stats they inflated appear to have also inflated his salary expectations.

If the Rangers really are/were offering 5 or 6 years at $4.5, I think he's crazy not to take it.  He may find he takes a haircut in free agency next year.

Ideally, the Leafs would flip Lupul to the Rags for Zucarello and a pick, and turn around and move Zucarello somewhere else as a deadline rental.  Mentioned by someone else in another thread, but it makes sense from where I sit in my amateur GM chair (which is grey BTW).
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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 07:25:57 PM »
Yandle to the Rangers
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Re: Prediction Re: Bozak
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 07:25:57 PM »