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Maple Leafs should trade Phil Kessel
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06-07-2013, 01:58 PM
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You still haven't shown how the leafs are better off.
If we assume that Mackinnnon will develop into one of the leagues top scorers one day, I don't see how trading a 25 year old who already IS one of the leagues top scorers helps us.
MacKinnon could be that future #1 center that Leafs have been seeking his Mats left.
If MacKinnon became like John Taraves, could you not see the value to move offense from the wing to address the center ice position? Most top line NHL centers are obtained by teams drafting and developing them and seldom trading them.
Kessel has 1 year left on a contract that could see him become a UFA one year from now, and walk away leaving the Leafs with nothing.. So are you prepared for that potential outcome, or giving Kessel whatever he wants to stay the best possible outcome all things considered as well as trade?.
These are the very things that Nonis is presently dealing with when keep or trade and for how much are concerned.
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