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01-19-2013, 06:15 PM
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Drop the Sopel
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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper View Post
I'm ok if they moved Lupul, but they really want to keep Kessel. No way do I want to see him moved for some picks when he's a sure thing and only 25.
Would be a step back moving Kessel for picks but if they could get a good, young centre for him, it would be a wise move IMO. Especially if Lupul and Phaneuf are dealt for quality young assets as well. Those 3 moves would bring in the building blocks the Leafs lack and assure them a couple top 5 picks - which would cement their status as a rising young team, ala the Edmonton Oilers.

Nonis should strip the team down to nothing. There just aren't the pieces there necessary to compete for a Stanley cup, now or in the future IMO.

Re-signing Lupul right now would be akin to Burke locking up JM Liles last season when he did. No reason not to wait.

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