Thread: Proposal: Rangers - Maple Leafs
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05-31-2012, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jeh82 View Post
The (slight) upgrade from Gunnarsson to MDZ is no where near enough to make up for the six-year age difference between Kessel and Gaborik (who produced at a similar level this year).

There's not sufficient incentive for Toronto.
Originally Posted by caribouPINE View Post
Well, Kessel > Gaborik.

6 years younger, $2M cheaper, a lot more durable (Gaborik has been fairly injury prone in his career).

MDZ > Gunnarsson

MDZ is a little younger, better puck mover and generally has a higher ceiling.

It's not an entirely awful deal or anything but the slight upgrade from Gunnar to MDZ doesn't warrant the "downgrade" from Kessel to Gaborik. And even if Gabs is a slightly better player (I'd say he is), the other factors (age, salary, durability, etc) increase Kessel value.

Either way, I wouldn't do it.
That's irrelevant since Kessel only has 2 years left on his contract.

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