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01-08-2013, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
Irrelevant. I would be great if people stayed on topic.
It's quite relevant. The Leafs are arguably two key pieces away from being a legit playoff contending team, a solid, #1 goaltender and a proven #1 center. Acquiring Luongo could very well help them to acquire that other piece this off-season when there are a number of options that could be available during UFA. Is a Getzlaf, Zajac or Weiss more likely to re-sign with Toronto after another disappointing year where their goaltending questions haven't been answered or with a proven, elite goaltender in the mix? What about Phil Kessel, is he likely to re-sign when the teams most important position hasn't been addressed? Sure, Reimer/Scrivens or something else could present itself down the road and fix the Leafs' goaltending issue, but given Burke's track record with "finding" goaltending talent, I wouldn't count on it.

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