Originally written on The Hockey Guys  |  Last updated 5/22/13

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 29: Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 29, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
 By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) Getty Images A couple of observations from the Maple Leafs locker clean out: *The sting of the Game 7 loss to Boston is still fresh.   *The Leafs won’t overspend to keep unrestricted free agent Tyler Bozak.   *GM Dave Nonis expects to make his team better through trades, and not via free agency. Nonis may have said it best on Thursday talking about the heartbreaking playoff exit to Boston when he called it a “once in a lifetime.” “We have to find a way of flushing that memory out of our system because if we dwell on it for the next three months we’re not going to be prepared for October,” said Nonis. “The only thing I said to them is that it’ll take some time,” said coach Randy Carlyle. “Time will heal this, but we can never forget.” “I mean it stings,” winger James van Riemsdyk told me. “So you look for stuff going into the summer to try to maybe keep in the back of your mind and maybe push you through some of those workouts.” Now
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