Thread: Proposal: for a Leafs rebuild!
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01-27-2013, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MrFunnyWobbl View Post
If you ask me, this is ridiculous.

Brian Burke worked with Nonis as his assistant GM for 4(IIRC) seasons retooling this team. He traded Seguin and Hamilton (both future stars) for kessel. I can't see Nonis blowing up the team he built in one season. Yes, they are missing a few peices but I think a rebuild is completely unnessesary at this point.
I'm looking at it from a long term perspective. If the Leafs signed Grabovski to a $5.5 cap hit and Lupul to a $5.2, Kessel will justifiably be worth in the $7-8 million range. At that price point, it'll be a colossal mistake. His value will only diminish the closer he gets to free agency. So it's something that definitely needs to be taken into consideration.

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