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Posted By Kevin Gibson On Apr 3 2009 @ 7:26 pm In Toronto Maple Leafs | 4 Comments
OK. I don’t get this NCAA free agency period. If these guys were that good wouldn’t they have been drafted? For the glass half full people, I guess they are late bloomers.
The hype around Tyler Bozak was getting up there with Dallas’s favourite Fabian.
Here’s what we know about the 23 year old, 165lb Bozak. He’s from Saskatchewan, automatically makes him a “player” write that down.
Bozak played 60 games of college hockey with the Denver Pioneers, picking up 26G and 31A, not too shabby. Prior to that he played in the BCHL. I’m far from declaring Bozak the next Nik Borschevsky, but we’ll give him a chance.
Brian Burke loves the College free agents, see Chris Kunitz.
Burke has every intention of making the Leafs a much better team for next season and when it costs you a few bucks to sign players without costing you players in your system or in the draft, then the gamble is worth it.
Burke is retooling the team with the expectation of making the playoffs next season. Ron Wilson said at the start of the year the team in 2008-09 wasn’t very good but things will get better.
Let’s hope that Christian Hanson and Tyler Bozak can step in next season and make a decent impact. If not, as the saying goes, the Marlies are always looking for a few good men.
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