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03-12-2013, 09:43 AM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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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.
Add to the fact that Kessel didn't even play the first couple of months (where we pretty much lost the season). How in the world can you trade 2 1st round picks away with Toskala still in net
. Even at the time of the trade, MANY fans here questioned the trade given the timing and situation of the team.
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