(2017-01-06, 11:22 PM)Pouzar Wrote: Hanzal already helping the Oiler before he even joins the team - he tied it up for ARI against ANA.
LOL, I would really love to grab him, but not for that 1st round pick. Maybe if we had a 2nd rounder this year it would or could makes sense, but I am not PC and he did give away a 16 and 33 in a very strong draft for basically a prospect with hardly any NHL time.
So maybe in a really weak draft he rolls the dice.
I do think Hanzal would be a complete Rental unless they trade RNH this summer and keep a Hanzal. No Idea what a Hanzal will cost to resign , But big guys like that are usually sought after a bit more.
So in a discussion with my Brother in laws dad last night out at the lake, on the discussion of a 3rd line C man, he brought up Tyler Bozak. Now I am not sure if the Leafs are going to move him, but if they start to fall out of a playoff spot ( They are 3rd right now so in it), He thinks Bozak would be a great 3rd line C man for the OIl.
Bozak is 30 and will be 31 in March. He has 1 year left on a 4.1 mill deal ( Which is a bit much). He is a great PK guy and can also play lots of minutes on the PP. He is one of the better face off guys in the NHL @ 58%.
Now the main reason to grab a C man is so that Drai can stay on that #1 line and right Now Caggiulla unless he really picks it up is not the answer on that 3rd Line. Also I do think this would enable the Oil to either send Caggiula down or play him on the wing for the rest of the year which would be better probably for his development.
No idea what a Bozak would cost us , but I doubt we could unload Poo Poo for him LOL.
It is going to be very interesting to see what the Oil do down the stretch for sure and then even in the X draft.