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01-10-2013, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by NugentHopkinsfan View Post
Interesting time to hire a GM that is known for overpaying his players. Agents of all these players are smiling ear to ear, can't wait to tell Nonis what these guys will cost.
It's going to be VERY interesting to see how he handles this. There's an opportunity here to retain 1-2 key pieces (Kessel, Grabo, JVR?) move the rest and do a proper rebuild without cutting corners. There's also an opportunity to keep all these guys and move forward with an expensive team that isn't quite good enough to really contend.

I hope for Toronto's sake that they take route #1, but I fear for a number of reasons (Burke firing, the Jays spending without regard for the future, MLSE's history of tradmill teams) that it will be #2.

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