Leafs listening on Kessel?
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02-07-2013, 10:40 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Fixed that for you.
The sane Leaf fans want him gone because they've realized that: a) you can't build a competitive team around him, and b) the team doesn't have the requisite talent level WITH KESSEL ON IT to even come close to competing for a play-off spot any time soon.
Not to mention that it's the best way for the organization to acquire the high-end young talent they so desperately need to actually improve the team's overall talent level.
Kessel's continued presence on the Leafs means continued mediocrity with no future success.. and what sane Leaf fan wants that?
I, for one, certainly don't want to continue to see this team mire itself in a seemingly endless cycle of mediocrity any longer when they have the means to improve themselves staring them in the face. Kessel (and some others) need to be moved NOW if this team is ever going to have success again.
The re-tooling method hasn't worked for this team for the past 40+ years and there's no reason whatsoever for any sane Leaf fan to believe it'll start to work now. It's time to commit to a proper rebuild and moving Kessel should be the first step toward that process.. and a much brighter future as well.
so you want this team to get better by trading it's only true sniper who is 25 and BY FAR it's best player? we could do that OR we could and i'm just throwing this out there. Keep the young players we do have in Kessel, JVR, Gardiner, Reilly, Frattin, Kadri our 1st rounder and keep building on it.
Perhaps if there were NO foundation on rhis team you might have a point Kessel, might be moveable BUT this team does infact have a VERY solid youth base by the looks of it and so taking the biggest part of that and moving it seems counter productive. Sure if an offer blows you away that is but that's the requirement.
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