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04-02-2013, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by EucaLEAFtys View Post
Sorry.. you only consider such a move AFTER the draft positions have been determined, not when the season is stilll in flux It's not a given that the Flyers are going to finish high enough to draft the likes of Barkow or MacKinnon, so there's no reason for the Leafs to take such a risk.

The Leafs' defensive prospects aren't, IMO, as good as you seem to think they are. There's a lot of quantity in the system, and very little of that quantity is high-quality talent. Moving Gardiner only serves to unnecessarily deplete an area which the Leafs still have major issues that need to be addressed.

If the Leafs need to move a defensive prospect, they'd be beeter off moving out guys like Percy, Finn, or whomever else sits below Blacker on the defenceman depth chart.

Because this summer's draft is so deep, the Leafs still have a very good chance to draft a high-quality prospect, so moving that pick is also not a smart idea at this point in time.

We have a pretty good idea as to how good Gardiner can be; why move him out so quickly?

Have a little patience.
That's what I mean. Make that trade at the draft.

I said earlier in the thread if we can get a good center at that pick then you do it but only right before that pick comes up so we know what we're gonna get.

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