Thread: Confirmed with Link: Kessel traded to Toronto (5yrs/$27M)
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09-18-2009, 09:31 PM
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Kessel is a young rising star.

I can understand why Toronto did that.

The trade breaks down like this

Kessel = Toronto's 1st in 2010

So really the value is a 2011 pick and a a 2nd in 2010. That isn't alot to give up for a 21 yr old coming off of a 36 goal season.

You have to look at it from Maple Leafs perspective. When was the last time you recall the Leafs having a player this gifted at such a young age? Maybe Sundin after trade with Quebec.

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