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11-21-2012, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by TheFinnishKulemin View Post
Carter was traded for the 8th overall in 2011, Jake Voracek and a 3rd round pick in 2011.

Kessel was trade for a 1st rounder in 2010, a first round in 2011, and a 2nd rounder in 2010.

Kessel was not traded for Seguin, Hamilton or Knight. That happened after the trade and was the result of a bad call by Burke. So while those pieces became what they did, it is simply not correct to say Kessel was traded for Seguin/Hamilton/Knight. In fact Kessel wasn't even traded for the 2nd overall in 2010, and the 9th overall in 2011.

However Carter was traded for the 8th overall pick (not Couturier mind you), a 22 year old established top 6 forward with size and potential, and a 3rd round pick.
It's too bad only us Maple Leafs fans can see things like that. You are correct that no one knew when Kessel got traded those two 1st round picks and 2nd round pick would become Tyler Seguin, Jared Knight and Dougie Hamilton. Brian Burke took a risk and it didn't work out if you value those draft picks a lot more, however Toronto still got a proven high scoring right winger who is always good for 30-40 goals.

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