Leafs are a disaster
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03-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Join Date: Dec 2010
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High priced free agents aren't the problem. It's the high priced, second rate free agents that are killing us. We consistently pass on some of the best players in the game. Gaborik and Kovalchuk specifically come to mind. We could have signed Marian Gaborik for nothing, instead we trade a future #1 center for an inferior player in Phil Kessel. It's decisions like this that will continue to bite us in the ass.
Kessel is a better player, and had and still has room to improve.
Gaborik came at a price of 7.5 million, and had the injury history of Connolly. A huge gamble.
Kovalchuk is signed for another 13 years. Toronto should want nothing to do with that contract, regardless of caliber of player at this point in time.
Last I checked, 2 players isn't "consistently". And you know, something that people REALLY have to get through their heads, just because we want a player doesn't mean we get them, no matter what we offer.
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