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03-17-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by ULF_55 View Post
Huge overpayment by Leafs.

The 1st. will likely be in the 20's or late teens if they faulter, which I don't buy just yet.

Burns plays 17 minutes a night, he'd be a salary dump. Havlat plays 16 minutes a night and has 6 points.

Take Kessel out of the deal and it is closer to fair, and the Leafs still end up with a crap contract.

If the Sharks are pulling the chute, deciding their current roster has to be blown up then start looking at the top end guys, not their spare parts.
Yup. If they are making changes, they will likely start with Thornton, Marleau and Boyle who all have 1 more year left, and could return decent 1st/prospect packages. I'd pay a 1st and Colborne for Jumbo if our 1st is in the top half. Maybe throw in a competent top 9 player like Kulemin.

You'd still get a few good years out of Thornton, maybe 5 tops, but all with Kessel and JVR, both snipers who don't necessarily need Joe to carry the mail all the time but could use an offensive, heads up style center.

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