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12-12-2012, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by
The Blue Devil
Not really, no.
Even if Kessel walks and the others become great, we still got more out of Kessel than anything we got from the other trades.
I agree with you 100% that we got more out of the Kessel trade than the other 3 trades in terms of player value coming in. But you have to also consider what was lost going out.
If Kessel walks after his contract, if we don't resign him or trade him for valuable assests and the leafs dont do any better in the final 2 years of his contract at the end of the day his 30 goal seasons will pretty much mean nothing. The same thing essentially as Kurvers brought the leafs.
I compare trades by the value they bring the team, not individual success. So far in my opinion Seguin and Hamilton haven't done anything to suggest we lost something greater than the likes of niedermeyer. But if Seguin and/or Hamilton who could of been ours and are on sweet contracts for a while turn into players of niedermeyer quality, you could argue that this was the worst trade.
It's a very unlikely scenario how it seems to be playing out now, but it's still a possibility.
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