Thread: Proposal: Leafs/Isles
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01-31-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CREW99AW View Post
Kessel at $5.4m is affordable and reasonable, despite the weak parts of his game: weak defensively and physically.

Kessel at the $7m-$8m per, he's expected to seek in 2014, is way out of the isles budget.

Flawed, potential 30 goal scorers:
Grabner: $2m-$3m
Kessel: $7m-$8m

One of those does not belong on a budget tight NYI team
I think you're underselling how good kessel on the islanders would be as a goalscorer.
Firstly, he's no longer the top guy with Tavares, if not already being a better player, will most certainly be the better of the two barring something unfortunate.
Second, IMO, he would be a 40 goal scorer with JT. I don't think there would be much doubt to that. Possible 90+ points over a full season and you would truly appreciate his skill as a playmaker and a goalscorer with a guy like Tavares.

As a leafs fan, that first has to be coming back with one of strome/ nino.
In my fantasy land, it would be both strome and nino and the first haha.

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