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01-27-2013, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Stephen View Post
And they're all valid. The Leafs are damned lucky to have anyone talking about them at all at this point...

You make it sound like we haven't seen what a team with Kessel, Phaneuf, Grabovski, Kulemin, MacArthur, Bozak, Gunnarsson, Liles, Reimer, etc. can and cannot do.

This roster is mostly the same as the one that self destructed last winter...

But there is a breed of Leafs fan out there who would rather deflect frustration towards other suffering fans than say a negative word about the team.
I agree with everything you said. But this very prevalent belief that the Leafs need to gut the entire team again seems crazy to me. I don't think you get rid of everyone. I think you supplement the good players (Kessel, Phaneuf) with better players (e.g. Kovalchuk, Richards, Parise, Suter, Getzlaf, Perry, Luongo, hopefully drafted players) and get rid of the expensive second tiered players (Grabovski, MacArthur, Lupul) as you plug the holes.

Instead you have all these people who are so content to be stuck in mediocrity waiting to draft the next Crosby and Malkin and Ovechkin or something. It just seems very naive. There are genuine opportunies to vastly improve our roster and so many fans don't want to pull the trigger because money. It's like they think they're paying for the on ice product out of their own pocket or something.

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