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06-17-2013, 10:07 AM
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Leafs would never do this, why would they? Let's say Drouin is the guy left at 3. Why on earth would the Leafs give up a guy whom they were lucky to get at 5 the year before whom has game breaking offensive ability and speed from the D?
The Leafs have Kessel whom is a ppg winger and I'd say they are pretty happy with him so why get another version of him in Drouin? Sure he may end up being better than Kessel and become a 100pt guy in his mid 20's, but the Leafs have absolutely no need for wingers right now.
They would rather keep the elite D man prospect whom they are very happy with. This is not taking anything away from Drouin though, he's going to be a great player.
Now if MacKinnon was available, then I think the Leaf management would seriously consider it.
3rd pick has more value than Reilly.
Mackinnon may be there, and/or Jones may be there at 3.
Drouin is a special talent, and better than last years #1 Yakupov
option to trade down to 4/5, and pick up another asset is there, but, I would be unlikely to do that.
Getting the best player period is why you make the trade, and then perhaps all the Gardner trade proposals can stop.
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