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02-21-2011, 04:24 PM
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First off, I think the return for Kaberle (good player), Beuchemin (meh) and Versteeg (good, but didn't fit in TO) has been - all things considered - pretty doggone good. If anything, it's money off the books for a few new faces with potential and a shot at drafting a few more pieces to the future puzzle.
Now, IF Snow would believe that Komisarek could rebound here on the Island with a new lease on life (I don't believe it) AND Burke was really of the opinion that Mike simply must be moved in order to obtain some wiggle room for other guys he'd rather be paying (something I can very much believe in), I as a fan wouldn't mind seeing something like the following:
Mottau (+1 year on current contract), Hunter (+2 years), Schremp (RFA)
Komisarek (+3 years), Muller (+1 year), Holzer (+1 year)
I know some Leafs fans may cringe a bit, but if we're honest, this is not something Burke would shun away from if he trully desires to get Komisarek off the books. The Leafs have a veritable bundle of middle-of-the-road prospects and these two Germans are a part of that bundle. Both have guys ahead of them on the depth chart.
This being said, I dunno if players currently on the IR can be traded???
If THIS is considered giving the Isles too much, then I'd be hardpressed to think of anything else the Leafs could do to entice 'not-changing-course, steady-slow-as-molasses-rebuild' Snow, seeing as how assuming a contract like Komisarek's would be a pretty radical change of pace for the Islanders in recent years.
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