Thread: Kessel/Phaneuf
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05-04-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbyflex View Post
one thing Burke didn't get much credit for was his cap management - which he did a phenomenal job at.

Leafs will have plenty of room to accommodate extensions for both Phaneuf and Kessel if they want. The question is does management want to keep them? this playoffs should be a good indicator if we can win with these two...
Without a doubt Burke did do a great job with his cap managment. It could have been real easy for him to give out those long term contracts since all the top UFA's were getting them, although he was right that the days of 10+ year contracts would be no more in the new CBA.

Hopefully we can re-sign both Phaneuf and Kessel because both are major reasons why the Leafs were able to win this season. Now this might not sound like the best idea right now, but what if they don't re-sign Tyler Bozak and use whatever money he would get to re-sign Phaneuf and Kessel. Would that help their cap situation in the future?

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