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02-28-2013, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
How high is really high? Right now they'd have the 7th. They're sitting at .500 and their goalie has been hurt for weeks. Add in Kiprusoff and O'Reilly and that team is going to compete for, but probably miss, a playoff spot. Every year they end up around the same place in the standings, which normally gets you an 8-15, though they seem to trade out of those spots. I think they'll end up 11-15 this year.

Trading for a 22 year old isn't "going for it." The problem with the Kessel deal wasn't the timing, it was the cost.
If the leafs had made the playoffs with KEssel, than it wouldn't have been a bad trade. But where they were as an organization made it a bad trade. Kessel wasn't an over the top move, and you don't move picks when you're rebuilding.

and I think it's the same deal with the Flames.

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