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06-09-2013, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by eyeball11 View Post
Not so much. We trade from a position of relative strength to address a position of relative weakness.
If that was the thinking then why not trade Gardiner for a young forward instead of a draft pick.

I don't understand the idea of getting rid of an NHL ready defensemen with value like that to pick up a draft pick unless you're getting a true franchise player with that pick (which we won't). That only makes sense if the leafs were scrapping the current setup and doing a rebuild.

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