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01-25-2013, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleach Clean View Post
The major reason for TOR to trade for Lu is to _make_the_playoffs_. That's the immediate agenda. Whether the Leafs would treat it as a great achievement after being out for something like 10 years, it's secondary to the point: He would help them greatly in getting there. _Greatly_.

The cup is irrelevant if you can't make the playoffs first. I always got a chuckle out of Burke's diatribe on that aspect of team building. Not building to make the playoffs and get bounced in the 1st round... Well Burkie, that's a great achievement in of itself. Making the playoffs is very difficult in of itself. So the goal should be to take steps to get there first, and then talk about the cup later... One would think.
You'd think the embarrassment of being the ONLY team since the last lock-out NOT to make the playoffs would be enough.

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