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03-10-2013, 03:54 PM
Delivering The Truth
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
This thread is so dumb, I can't believe we're at page 30. Let's trade our top offensive player (has been for going on 4 seasons now)!
Why do you think the likes of Nazem Kadri, JVR, and Clarke MacArthur have been able to succeed so mightily this season? Not only is he an astute playmaker but Phil Kessel draws the vast majority of the opposition's defensive coverage thus creating significant space for his peers. You trade away Phil Kessel for any package that does not include a player the calibre of Kessel, watch the rest of our players significantly decrease. Even facing top defensive coverage he is able to hover around PPG and is a consistent 30G scorer. , Furthermore, to add to his ES importance, he is the key cog to our PP ranking #1 in PPP and 3rd in PPG.
If you sit down for contract negotiations and he presents a hard-line stance commanding Ryan Getzlaf type money over the max term, then it's time to start considering your options. But if he's willing to sign for fair value at 6.5-7.5M, you take that deal all day.
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