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12-17-2003, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by The Messenger
My point being you can't just jump because someone made a move..

There will be better players for cheaper prices later on at the trade dealine.. Why overpay now for an item on Sale later...Particularly if you are in a winning position...
My point wasn't that the Leafs need to make a trade now, but they will have to at some point. Philly has too many weapons and that can wear out a defense core. They already have a strong forecheck, and with Comrie adding speed and skill, do you think a beaten down defense core can handle and contain that speed? Toronto knows that they will have to improve to compete with Philly and New Jersey, and even Ottawa (50 games left). The Comrie trade makes it much clearer.

What Ferguson has to do, is what Bob Clarke did last year. He saw that Quinn upgraded with the Nolan deal, so he brought in Tony Amonte to counter that offense. He figured that he would have to add to his core of forwards to compete with Toronto so he did. Do you see the point here?

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