Thread: Proposal: TB/TOR Trade Proposal
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01-18-2011, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Oates2Neely View Post
99% of centers in the league would gets "pushed down the depth chart to #2" if Stamkos were on their team.

Richards will not "be looking for a paycut", he's having a career year & is looking perhaps to get his last contract (big dough, long term).

The only way Burke rids himself of Komisarek is if he sends him to the Marlies (ala Finger). No way any team takes him in a trade unless an equally ugly contract comes back to Toronto (Redden?).

You are the typical homer fan. Always knocking center options when your team is a basement team who has very lil prospect depth, no 1st round picks 2 years in a row, & your resident Sniper is rotting away w/ crap centers. Kessel would be ecstatic to get a legit center to play w/. Where is this "young center to grow w/ the team" coming from jfried??? You counting on B.Richards?? As a previous poster mentioned, you will be let down once you find out that another star UFA doesn't want to play in Toronto (Thornton, Nash etc..) Burke will have to take a chance on a prime aged center who perhaps is a lil overpaid (just as he did w/ Phanuef). That is unless he trades Schenn, which I dont think he will.
Yeah -- and it happened to Lecavalier before Stamkos even became good. He's taken a significant step back over the last few years.

Richards will be looking for the most money he can get. That will be a paycut because teams aren't willing to pay it.

You're the typical homer fan, suggesting that team should address a need regardless of cost. Boston needs a puckmover, that doesn't mean they should be trading for Brian Campbell. Kessel may be ecstatic to get a guy like Lecavalier, but that will wear off quickly when his cap hit forces us to create more holes on the team as his career declines. The young centress to grow with this team are Nazem Kadri, Mikhail Grabovski & Tyler Bozak. If he's unable to get a #1 centre with a reasonable contract, he'll have to develop one and/or go with a team who's strength is on the wings and blueline.

Toronto isn't going to win the cup in the short term, so there's no sense in taking on long term cap cripping contracts.

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