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02-08-2013, 04:27 PM
Johny Drama
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Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
Phil Kessel is a nice piece to lock-up long-term, especially if Getzlaf and Perry do re-sign and avoid testing the market.

However, committing 7+ million to him on perhaps a max-contract is not a smart move unless you clear out the overpaid secondary players, namely, Grabovski, Liles, and MacArthur. I would have also included Lupul, but I guess the Leafs think he is a core piece.

The reason that you need to get rid of these secondary players is because it's agreed that Phil Kessel is a piece you build around, but not the piece you build around. The financial cap space can go to better players and needs to be saved and/or used on these kinds of players.

The Leafs need to be smarter. Sometimes I think it's just one big joke with how they **** away money.
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