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09-06-2013, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
Exactly. Burke has had the best player in the deal the entire time, and we're still talking about the future tense in terms of when Seguin/Hamilton will be "worth it". Steep price to pay, imo, for someone who obviously isn't enough to put them over the hump by himself, but Kessel is still by far the better and most productive player from that deal.
I think it was a bad trade knowing what was known at the time. I don't believe in making these kinds of trades when you should be rebuilding.

That being said, Kessel has been fantastic for the past couple of years and that trade looks a hell of a lot better now than it did even a year ago. Burke has certainly gotten at least some vindication here.

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