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01-15-2013, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Stu View Post
It just makes no sense for either team. Getzlaf isn't going anywhere and we have nothing to offer Perry. I would much prefer we explore every avenue of acquiring a #1 centre and #1 goalie somehow then take it from there.
The problem is with your second point is that those are the two most difficult positions to fill and Toronto doesn't have the luxury of trading away more 1sts to obtain. I truly believe that Getzlaf and Luongo fill both of those needs but Kessel, Bozak and McKegg would be on the way out with possibly more picks.

Now is Toronto stronger with a longterm foundation of Getzlaf and Luongo or Bozak, Kessel and McKegg? I believe the first so the deal becomes simplified if you move Kessel for Getzlaf, and Bozak and McKegg for Luongo.

Suddenly, the Leafs have fixed the two key situations you addressed and have the two most important positions locked up for almsot a decade and JVR, Reilly, Phaneuf, Lupul, Gardiner and others solidifying that roster.

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