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11-05-2012, 12:44 PM
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In a vacuum the trade has fair value on both sides when looking at it only in a dollar and cents view. So good on ya for that OP. But Gardiner leaving would create a hole in the Leafs roster and development that would be hard to fill without another trade so I think it's a no go due to that.
Huh? The Leafs don't have anything close to a first line C in their system. They have tons of D prospects though, including a recently drafted Morgan Rielly, among a plethora of other good defensemen. The hole left by Gardiner would be virtually non-existant next to the hole filled.
I'd assume Colborne is NHL ready, so couldn't he fill in as a 3C for Colorado(Or simply try out anywhere in the lineup if you're rolling 3 equal lines?)
Of course, there's always a chance you could try getting the untouchable Bozak involved as a replacement, but you might have to add.(Landeskog+, maybe
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