Thread: Proposal: Matt Duchene for Morgan Rielly
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11-04-2012, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
Leafs won't tank imo. A perpetual 5th-7th seed is what I see for a few years until Reilly arives.
A 5th seed will be good enough to draft one of Barkov/Monahan/Lindholm. The Leafs don't look any better this season than they did last season, and that was with Lupul putting up more points than I expect from him next year. Now maybe Gardiner has a rookie slump, Kessel returns to earth, etc. There's no reason why Toronton can't get another lottery pick.

Originally Posted by Exit Dose View Post
Putting aside the fact that the Avs wouldn't touch this. Why couldn't Toronto land Duchene and draft a defenseman? Yeah, this draft is deep with centers, but it's not exactly weak on D.
There is only 1 defenseman in this year's draft that I like more than Reilly, and that's Seth Jones. And if the Leafs were bad enough to get 2nd overall, they could just keep Reilly and have their pick of centermen.

Besides, with Duchene the Leafs probably wouldn't be a lottery team.

Just saying, that's what I'd do if I were Toronto.

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