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01-17-2013, 07:14 PM
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How was it a moronic move? You don't believe Kessel is a STAR player and a YOUNG one at that? At the time Burke had idea that our first 1st round pick would have been 2nd overall. He had no way of knowing. I assume he thought the players he was icing were capable of playing better and getting results. I know I thought the same as well.
Look. There is no doubt Kessel is a star player. A real sniper. The question is was it premature for Burke to trade two first round picks to get Kessel. The answer is yes ONLY and ONLY if Kessel does not walk after his current contract. I think it is quite possible he walks. Although this is in hindsight, trading two first round picks for a superstar when you are one player away from being cup contenders make sense. Trading two first rounders and not making the playoffs by a mile for several years is utterly unacceptable.
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