me too. Both are about $1 million overpaid to me. I'll wait to see what the finished product is to make my mind up though.
Originally Posted by mnatiq
Classic negotiating tactic. Start above your market value and make it look like your coming off your starting point. Dumb tactic for Bozak though because he is clearly not worth max years or $5 million per. Plus he'd be an idiot to leave Kessel.
Originally Posted by mtf
I don't have an issue with the Bozak signing, just what it represents. I don't think he's much more than a 3rd liner but this deal means (in my mind at least) that Nonis doesn't see a #1 centre coming here (via trade or FA) or that Kadri will be that #1 guy. Giving Bozak this deal means to me that he is our #1 Centre for the future, which is pretty sad but everybody will produce playing with Kessel.
Jvr - Bozak - Kessel
Lupul - Kadri - Clarkson
Kulemin - Bolland - ????
Orr - McClement - Fraser
very solid. That was a top-10 offense last year (minus Clarkson and Bolland) and it has been slightly upgraded, but the overall defense of that group has improved a tonne imo. They look hard to play against.
My issue still lies in the defense. Just embarrassing right now. I hope Nonis puts 99% of his focus in getting another top-2 defenseman. If it were me, i would call Calgary about Giordano... Franson and a 2013 1st rounder would probably be something Feaster looks at.