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01-31-2013, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by thepatient View Post
hypothetical situation.

Let's say the Leafs fail to make the playoffs this year (but get close). Kessel is on the last year of his contract and we go into the season thinking we can sign him. Fast forward to the deadline, the leafs are in 7th place and Kessel isn't extended, and you know he likely won't stay. Do you keep him and hope for a run or trade him for futures?
Guaranteed he won't stay?

Sit his ass in the press box. See how he likes that on his next contract.

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