Should the Toronto Maple Leafs "Blow it up"?
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01-29-2013, 01:15 AM
Delivering The Truth
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
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i would take hamilton/seguin over kessel
Yes, and so would the majority of Leaf fans. So what's your point? Kessel is the better player than either one of Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton at this point as he was one of the point leaders in 11/12 with hitting 37G (6th in the league/4 years 30G+ in a row) and 82pts(6th in the league).
There is a very good chance that Seguin is never able to match Kessel's offensive peak of 6th leaguewide in both goals and assists -- especially not playing under Julien's stifling defensive system, which seems to be here to stay in Boston. The pedigree of Hamilton is what really tips the scale in favour of Boston and really should have never been included in this trade. I'm a pro-Burke guy and I think this misstep along with the public scrutiny and the team's failures that ensued is what truly cost the guy his job. Burke evaluated the 09/10 Leafs roster to be a playoff contending squad; one whom likely finishes on the bubble drafting at roughly the 15th spot. If Boston drafts Derek Forbort (15th overall in 2010) and J.T. Miller (15th overall in 2011) would anyone ever mention the trade?
In all honesty, if the worst part of that list from 2008-2012 is that we have a PPG goal scoring top line winger instead of a young Top 6 center and top 4 D, it really isn't that bad.. We could be the Habs for example.. Traded a top pairing defenseman for SCOTT GOMEZ
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