Tyler Bozak D
Tyler Bozak is not a true number one NHL centre. At least that's what he has heard since he assumed the role a couple years ago. After testing free agency, Bozak decided to stay in Toronto and we might have grabbed ourselves a pretty good deal. Bozak might not be in the top 10 NHL centremen, but as long as he is getting a second or third line pay cheque, while he is fulfilling first line duties, we are getting a bargain and we have to be happy with that. Sure I would rather see Getzlaf or Crosby centre our first line, but for the money we pay him, Bozak is doing a reasonable job and he seems to be the only guy who can win a faceoff on this team. He is a good fit for the job during the next couple years during our rebuild and keeping him around for the next few years enables us to let Nylander develop in the AHL. Babcock knows the benefit of not rushing along a prospect and when we do bring Nylander up, we can bring him in as a number 2 centre for a year so he isn't facing the other team's best players in his rookie season. Bozak's game has a lot of holes and if he was making 7 mil a year, I would want him off our payroll, but we can keep him around for a while.