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06-12-2012, 08:03 PM
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Lombardi is in no way shape or form a bottom 6 player. He is a 2nd line twiner that usually finds his game when he is the go to guy. There is no room in Toronto for him, and that 4+ mill can be used elsewhere, including the salary tied up in Komisarek, Connolly and Armstrong. None of the above are useful to the Leafs, and should be dumped whenever and wherever they can. One should not be prioritized if they are a more useful player because even not considering the cap they are still stealing a roster spot from those who deserve it more.
Lupul - Bozak/1st line C acquisition - Kessel
MacArthur - Grabovski - Kadri
Kulemin - 5th overall - Frattin
Brown - Steckel - Komarov
Gunnarson - Phaneuf
Gardiner - Schenn
Liles - Franson
Should be the Leafs going into next season, none of Komisarek, Connoly, Lombardi, or Armstrong replace any roster spots, and the salary of any that are dumped can be use to cushin the addition of salary from a #1 C? Parise? Suter? Luongo? Sure some are not realistic, but with wiggle room in the cap they become much more realistic.
What if Toronto doesn't draft a centre? Or one who is years away from being ready? You think Galchenyuk will play with Toronto after missing a year of Juniors? You've got to be kidding me.
Bump kadri to the 3rd line, role him into a more offensive role as the season goes on and keep Armstrong or Connolly on the wing.
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