Thread: Value of: Phil Kessel for Corey Perry?
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03-03-2013, 04:49 PM
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Perry is a rental. If he wanted to play in Toronto he would come here when he hits UFA. If he wouldn't come to Toronto via UFA, he wouldn't stay in Toronto if the Leafs traded for him. If he's being moved by Anaheim than he's going to hit UFA. It's a significant and needless risk for Toronto to move their best player given the circumstances.

If Toronto wants Perry, they'll make their move on July 1st. They can afford to give the money and term that players will want, they won't be bound by internal restrictions now that the albatross circumventing deals have been outlawed and we have a new CBA, Perry is from and lives in Ontario in the off-season, and the team is showing that it has the potential to be competitive and has a bright future in the upcoming years. All of the talk about Toronto not being a free agent destination based on recent history is ridiculous.

It basically makes no sense from Toronto's perspective to give a significant package for a rental Perry.

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