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11-30-2012, 06:49 PM
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Kessel was not "win now". He was 21 years old.
And I hope you're not suggesting the reason Edmonton doesn't get a lot of top free agents is by choice.
In a sense he was, they traded 2 1st rounds picks and a 2nd in the upcoming drafts. Burke had a good idea of who he was getting and mortgaged the future on him. He wanted to get a sniper to propel his team into the playoff, watch any video from his tenure around that time and its clear.
Edmonton is no hotspot by any means but if you throw enough money at a player and theyll come, look at Connolly to the Leafs, or better, Wideman to the Flames. Wideman got a 5 year outrageous deal with a NTC. Is the city of Calgary ( a mere 3 hour drive from EDM) that much better. Is the hockey team of Calgary, one that is one the down-turn, better then going to a team looking to start their up swing. Money talks. Im glad Tambo kept his money and now has cap space even with having to sign core players.
TML and EDM are currently on similar tracks but had the Leafs followed one path they would have an elite core.
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