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03-25-2013, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Faltorvo View Post
You lads should be doing an article on the great debate.

Are the Leafs as an organization in an position to be letting UFAs like Mac and Bozak walk for nothing.

I always though that was only done by cash strapped teams and ones that had a real shot at the cup.

Dallas who really could use the PO money just moved their Captain, a pending UFA.

SJ a team who's time as a contender is ticking away, just moved a UFA.

Neither team brought back anything that can help them now.

And arguments as to why we should not move ours, could easily be applied to those two teams also.
The only way the Leafs let Mac and Bozak walk for nothing at the end of the season is that they feel they can get or have an upgrade (taking into account performance and price). Either way having them around for the playoffs is valuable. Also keep in mind Murray was an extra piece for San Jose with Demers, Irwin and Braun as well as Burns playing forward. Just curious, when do teams heading for the playoffs trade away pending UFAs? If anything, I would think they tend to acquire more.

Its going to be a tight race. Hopefully the Leafs can hold 6th or jump to 5th even, but I'd easily settle for a playoff apperance at this point.

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