Completely agree. I would've done the same thing as Lou. My preference at the deadline would have been to keep Bozak for the playoff push unless there are offers for him. Clearly, there was nothing good that Lou could get for Bozak or else he would have been gone.Buggy166 wrote: ↑Mar 8th, 2017 3:31 pmThats because they NEED to get rid of money to resign their top guys. Toronto doesnt NEED to do anything. Would only trade Bozak for a return, or use him. win win
That and Bozak's a lot more serviceable to begin with. Also, market at deadline can be totally different from year to year. We'll see what happens.
Either way i expect JvR trade in off season and Bozak trade at deadline.
My point is that players with term are very difficult to trade away in the salary cap era. No one will be giving away picks to get a player with multi-year term on their contract remaining, big money obligation, and is a bottom 6 forward. There are much cheaper options available to fill that role. And the comparison to Filppula was just plain wrong.
I can see JvR getting traded in the summer. Too bad his value has gone down a bit due to his inconsistent play this year.