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02-04-2013, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by donkeyy0 View Post
Toews Keith kane heck maybe even Seabrook niemi and sharp could immediately become the best player on this team.

Quick doughty and kopitar likewise...

Crosby MAF malkin maybe letang...

Chara Thomas savard bergeron...

And so on and so forth. The leafs need ELITE talent. The supporting pieces aren't so important. Its those 2/3 building blocks that you need to worry most about. Reilly could be that...kadri may be that, maybe phaneuf... but imo guys like grabbo and kessel are great supplementary pieces, they cannot serve as building blocks.

I don't want to say get rid of them for nothing, but imo there's an order to things. Get the elite guys FIRST. Spend whatever it takes. Then take what's left to give them the best supporting cast you can.
I agree with what you're saying for the most part, but Kessel is somewhere between a Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp in terms of value to a franchise player, and closer to Kane than Sharp at that.

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