odd fact... ron wilson has signed up for a twitter account.. this early, he only follows a few people, himself.. one of them? Kyle Turris...
Is it not a fake account?
No its a real Ron Wilson account. Pretty well all of the Maple Leafs personnel on twitter have confirmed it.
^^ Not allowed to use it on game day
(disclaimer:)All opinions are just out of my head and in no way can be taken as fact until they happen
Very strange that Turris is following. Hmmmm
I think he's an interesting player and he's still under the age of 23. While he's never going to live up to his draft status of that year (2007), he did make improvements last year. He's not worth the price it would probably take to get him out of Phoenix realistically. I would say realistically he's only a slightly better player than Bozak when comparing them both at their highest points.
Officially asks to be dealtKurt Overhardt, the agent for the unsigned center, confirmed that Turris has asked the Coyotes for a trade.
"This has never been about money, we've been upfront with the club from Day 1," Overhardt told ESPN.com Thursday. "We've respectfully requested that the player had the opportunity to move forward in his career by having a fresh start."
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney's stance has been that he wouldn't trade Turris. And that hasn't changed.
"The CBA gives us certain rights to Turris and we are exercising our rights," Maloney told ESPN.com in an email Thursday. "There will be a point in the future Turris will have the right to decide who he wants to play for and how much he will accept.
"He is not at this stage, given his age and experience. If he wants to play in the NHL this season, he will re-sign with us. We will not trade his rights under any circumstances and are prepared to live with the consequences if he decides to sit out this, and future, seasons."
I would explore the option if I were Burke. But the deal would have to be based around Bozak. Simply because we don't have room another center on a one way contract. And I don't wanna give them Grabovski and they wouldn't trade Connolly. So looks like Bozak would be a piece going back. I would explore the option of moving Lombardi, as well. Might be a fairer trade for Phoenix.
I could see Lombardi and a 3rd for Turris and a 2nd. I don't think they would be too interested in our d-men since they have good D specs now. But worth exploring for sure.
After posting that, I realized Phoenix didn't do much to keep him around in the first place lol so maybe they would prefer Bozak. Even though I think Lombardi is a prefect fit for Phoenix (still).