Thread: Dreger: Leafs listening on Kessel?
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02-07-2013, 10:44 AM
Johny Drama
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Originally Posted by LEAFANFORLIFE23 View Post
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.
Problem is, Kessel and Phaneuf will be going into the final year of their contracts next season. Kessel has played very well in Toronto and has shown good improvement each year, but we have no idea how intent he is to remaining in Toronto, and if he does, what term and dollar value he is looking at. If he it looks like he wavering on staying in Toronto, I would be trading him sooner than later. As it progresses towards end of his current deal, his value will start to drop.

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