Thread: Speculation: Nino seeking trade?
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01-28-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by pspot View Post
leafs fan, we've been discussing Kessel and I keep suggesting him to the Islanders as an option and wondering what you guys would think of him.

Assuming you are sick of rebuilding what do you think of

Niederreiter, Martin, and 1st (1st overall protected)
No thanks.

Kessel is making $5m+ now and will be looking for a raise in 1 and 1/2 seasons.
No interest in making Kessel, the NYI highest paid player.

I'm not sure if the Toronto press is accurate with the info, that he'll seek $7m-$8m in 2014, but that's a lot for a player who acts more like a complimentary scorer, then the franchise player his salary says he should be.

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