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Leafs sign Bogosian [1 year, 1M]

Started by Zee, October 10, 2020, 07:23:43 PM

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Guilt Trip

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on October 11, 2020, 02:40:55 PM
https://twitter.com/joesmithtb/status/1315373562295980034

Tampa reporter saying that the Lightning offered Bogo more money.
At first I figured it was because he wanted to come home, but he's an American from New York State. I think having the bubble in Toronto may have pushed him over to the dark side. I actually don't care what made him choose us. I'm glad he's here. i thought he had a very good playoffs.

Dappleganger

Quote from: Guilt Trip on October 11, 2020, 04:41:20 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on October 11, 2020, 02:40:55 PM
https://twitter.com/joesmithtb/status/1315373562295980034

Tampa reporter saying that the Lightning offered Bogo more money.
At first I figured it was because he wanted to come home, but he's an American from New York State. I think having the bubble in Toronto may have pushed him over to the dark side. I actually don't care what made him choose us. I'm glad he's here. i thought he had a very good playoffs.

He probably saw the ability to play a bigger role on a good team.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Dappleganger on October 11, 2020, 05:44:50 PM
Quote from: Guilt Trip on October 11, 2020, 04:41:20 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on October 11, 2020, 02:40:55 PM
https://twitter.com/joesmithtb/status/1315373562295980034

Tampa reporter saying that the Lightning offered Bogo more money.
At first I figured it was because he wanted to come home, but he's an American from New York State. I think having the bubble in Toronto may have pushed him over to the dark side. I actually don't care what made him choose us. I'm glad he's here. i thought he had a very good playoffs.

He probably saw the ability to play a bigger role on a good team.

Probably but it is a little unexpected though, no? Stanley Cup champs, sunny south, less tax. Maybe he saw how people are with Covid and wants to escape the US? Like i said, whatever the reason, I'm glad he's here. I hope people don't expect him to be anything but a bottom pairing guy.

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/31-thoughts-inside-tough-tense-early-days-nhl-free-agency/25. On the 31 Thoughts podcast, Zach Bogosian confirmed that he was 12 hours away from a face-to-face meeting with the Maple Leafs when David Ayres happened. GM Kyle Dubas cancelled, saying it made more sense to go with youth than veterans after that result. It was a tough time for Bogosian, cut by Buffalo and looking for a new job. Boy, did he land on his feet.

"I learned a lot in the last year," he said. "You can be at your lowest of lows" and finish off in the highest of highs." He had at least one larger offer out there (I think New Jersey), but chose Toronto.

I remember hearing elsewhere that the Leafs were interested in Bogosian after Buffalo bought him out but I think that's the first time we've heard how those talks fell through. Worked out for Bogo at least.