Toronto Maple Leafs Are a Bit Off Centre To Put It Mildly

July 4th, 2010 by Joey Wilson Leave a reply »
If Brian Burke "needs" to make the playoffs this year, then there is absolutely now way that he can go into the season with Tyler Bozak as his number one centre. No way in H-E double hockey sticks.

I am actually a huge Tyler Bozak fan. This kid has everything necessary to be an excellent No. 2 centre. He's quick, crafty, good on faceoffs, and has a great all around hockey sense. That being said, he's small, and with only 37 NHL games under his belt is way too experienced to be a number one centre on a playoff team.

Brian Burke didn't need to proclaim "we want to make the playoffs this year" because as soon as the Kessel deal was made it was blatantly obvious that any slow rebuild was not going to happen.

Burke can say he's happy going into the season with this roster, but that's a complete bold-faced lie.

So, I ask you readers, which centre should he target? Jeff Carter will be very expensive, and I believe it would cost Kaberle plus a player like Kulemin to get him (and it would cost Kaberle with a contract extension at that).

Mike Ribiero is a viable option, but if Dallas is looking to clear up some money due to the ...

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