Thread: Proposal: Mark Scheifele for Phil Kessel
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12-28-2012, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Heista18 View Post
I meant adds as in replaces. He's ready so he still steps in at a centre roll. Of course it might be a minor set back in terms of goals for, but the future would be better with him as a centre on the team I think.
The Leafs future might be better if Schiefele pans out. But why take the risk if you're the Leafs? You know what you have in Kessel, you can't guarantee that Schiefele will be a 2nd line centre in the NHL, nevermind a star player.. so why are the Leafs making this trade? Because they might be able to sign Corey Perry? I just don't see the logic. Why not, if you're so concerned with finding a centre, trade Kessel for a proven centre in the NHL? Or maybe trade him for the rights to Getzlaf and Perry when/if the season starts up?

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