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01-14-2013, 10:43 AM
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Lebda Snipes
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Originally Posted by Avsare1 View Post
And even more so then that, with the ongoing situation with Oreilly, Duchene has become our most valuable Center by a lot. He grew up a life long fan of the Avs, wants to play for Colorado and wants to win with Colorado. Why would we trade a guy like that with the talent he has for anything.

In a vacuum Kessel and Duchene might be close on value. But when you add the situation Duchene is in compared to Kessel, his value is a lot more then Kessel, and anyone else on the Leafs roster.
Agreed. I think leafs should work a deal around Statsny rather that duchene as i feel he is more of a realistic player to pry out of COL. and if its D COL are looking for. Franson/Gunnarson could be center points to build around.

Franson + Conditional 1st (2014) may be a starting point, given the contract Statsny is on.

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