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03-12-2013, 08:31 AM
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Everyone needs to drop this trade. We got fleeced. But we have fleeced teams. It happens. No one predicted the Leafs would have finished 2nd last. It's unfortunate.
Kessel is our best player, and despite his slow start of offensive production, he is a fun player to watch. He has loads of offensive skill, amazing shot, very good vision and playmaking skills, fast as a bullet. His one negative is defensive.
No one? I guess the roster that Brian ripped apart in the media would come together and make the playoffs? Or was it perhaps our elite goaltender who would win us games? Or our first line center who would carry us on? Or perhaps our #1 d-man who would shut the opponents down? Or perhaps one of our many great leaders not worthy of the C who would step up and show the way?
Leafs had at the time one of the worst teams in the league missing so many key ingredients that a successful team needs that Burke was out of his mind to think otherwise and trade away 2 first round picks for a player we had no need for. It was a bad trade and the timing of it makes it one of the worst.
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