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11-25-2012, 05:07 PM
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Slight upgrades in areas that we have several options to choose...it makes for a very unappealing trade to me. Lupul would be an upgrade, Grabovski would be an upgrade, Phaneuf would be an upgrade, Kessel would be an upgrade.
Two of those haven't and likely won't be offered by Leafs fans, and that's fine, but the other two have, and they are about the only upgrades to our roster that Toronto could muster that have the sort of value we'd need in a package, or at least the center of a package.
Gunnarsson, Franson, Bozak, Kulemin and most of the prospects that are being offered I'd take a flyer out on, but I would rather keep Luongo then make a trade where one of them is the most valuable piece to us returning.
I disagree slightly, in that with a shrinking cap the two pieces that may be an upgrade aren't. lupul, he will want a raise on the 4.25 he is making, with a cap at 60 mil, how are you re-signing Edler? or are we resigned to the fact he won't be with us much longer?
Grabovski is a great player, but as a 5.5 mil dollar 3rd line center he makes no sense unless you move Sedin or Kesler... how have NTC or NMC.
I would rather take a flyer on potential. It may be a bigger risk, but we need more players on cheap contracts or ELC's.
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