Thread: Value of: Phil Kessel
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01-13-2013, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
Why do people think Phil is going to Minnesota just because he was born there? They don't have the money to sign him after signing Suter/Parise. They have some really nice prospects they'll have to sign up in the future.

They're not going to replace Heatley's deal with Phil's. They have other concerns.
Heatley
Cullen
Backstrom
Bouchard
Mitchell
Gilbert if he craps the bed

That's 27 million worth of salary that could be replaced with 1/3 as much with effective GMing. They'd easily be able to afford Kessel if they wanted to. Also his style fits with Parise and Koivu too well for them not to at least give it thought.

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