Thread: Proposal: TOR Rebuild
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01-18-2013, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by bobafettish View Post
if youre rebuilding why not trade kessel

or do it the old fashion way, tank till u get enough lottery picks
Because Kessel's a 25 year old who's put up 4 straight 30 goal seasons? The point of rebuilding is to acquire young talent, not ship it out.

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Originally Posted by CanuckCity View Post
and on that note whats the deal with gardiner. He's too good to move for luongo but he's in every trade proposal for a player not-named-luongo. Is he really that good, he's only had one good season and you guys seem kinda two-faced about him
He's good -- and I feel like I'm the only Leafs fan who'll say it -- but he's not top pairing good. He's definitely got above average skating, vision, and passing, but he's a bit clueless in his own zone and his positioning in front of his net is brutal. That said, as a converted forward, he's only been playing defense for a few years, and only at the pro level for one year, so I guess there's room to grow. He really just needs to get his positioning down and learn to keep an active stick.

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