Thread: Speculation: How Much Will Kessel Make?
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07-22-2012, 09:17 PM
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Okay fine.. How about the Kessel situation as it pertains to Phil Kessel than..

The last time his contract ended he forced himself off of the team that drafted him, and he was very successful for, over $ money $ and he was only a RFA that time..

This time he has an opportunity to be a UFA and test the market, and reap the rewards.. So based on past history of his own actions he chose the money.. So a 10-12 year deal as a UFA verses a self imposed mandated 5-6 year max term to stay even if the rate $$ is ~ the same, then following the money is a serious concern. Its not that Toronto can't afford to pay him to stay, but rather the GM refuses to offer the contract that others will.

Anaheim sits with Burke's 5 year contracts ending for Getzlaf and Perry and they risk losing both as UFAs now for free. In their case fans are also hoping they hit the market as opposed to staying with their present teams. Is Kessel any different to them, only 1 more year later on the timeline to free agent status?.
Correct response.... The only thing we have is the players previous history...Like I stated earlier in the thread it will cost the Leafs a lot of money per year to sign Kessel with a 5 year deal.....over 8 million per. I say he walks and test the market and goes to the highest bidder.

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