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09-06-2013, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by overlords View Post
But then again, we'll see if Kessel even wants to re-sign in Toronto
I think he will, but who really knows. Kessel is a weird guy. Doesn't seem like he likes the spotlight too much but he's done OK in Toronto so far. And his best buddy Bozak is locked down too.

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Originally Posted by Habsawce View Post
Doesn't matter how well Seguin and Hamilton turn out in my eyes for it to be a gross misjudgement on the part of Burke. He thought they were a playoff team with Kessel and they turned out to be a lottery team, major gaffe.

A team in a rebuild/remodel takes 2 top 10 picks and a 2nd rounder 10 times out of 10 over a 1 dimensional winger. There are cornerstones that build successful teams in the NHL and wingers unfortunately aren't one of them.
Those are valid points, I was thinking more in terms of pure value. I think Burke definitely misjudged where his team was at in terms of readiness to compete. But when you consider that this was being labelled the worst trade of the century...it's actually turned out relatively well for Toronto, so far.

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