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10-15-2012, 02:36 PM
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Extend Kessel thread, and other Kessel talk.

If hockey gets canceled this season Kessel's contract will have one year left. So do the Leafs extend him?

The guy scores goals and a lot of them. He was also a point a game last season.

1) So if the Leafs give him a slight raise and an extension people are gonna say he is not a star and one sided. No doubt no matter how much money he gets, people will say he is overpaid.

2) The Leafs could trade him and then people will say the Leafs gave up too much to trade him now.

3) Leafs let him go to UFA status. The city blows up and life as we know it ends.

I think, in terms of goal scoring, that Kessel is ELITE. Leafs have to keep him. No matter what the money. Kessel is only player on the Leafs that earns his money.


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How is it a loss if fans criticize him (as we always have)?

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I think it's best to trade him to Minnesota because I have a feeling he will walk out once he becomes a UFA. He'll probably play with Parise.

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No, it's a win because Phil Kessel will continue to be a Leaf

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If the Leafs let Kessel walk, Burke gets a hit put on him from the Toronto Mob. That being said it will never happen. Burke will pay for him and it IS going to be a lot. Kessel and Phaneuf are the face of Toronto and I think both will be here for the rest of their careers.

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If we let him go.. Who scores goals for the Leafs?

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If we let him go.. Who scores goals for the Leafs?
Trade him for a #1 centre and build around that. Then we would need to find a winger to play for that centre.

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Trade him for a #1 centre and build around that. Then we would need to find a winger to play for that centre.
Which #1 centre can we trade for Phil Kessel.

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Which #1 centre can we trade for Phil Kessel.
I don't know which centres are available. I don't know if Getzlaf would be worth it because his production is going down.

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Extending a PPG sniper in his prime is definitely a loss.

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I think if they trade him then the rebuild starts all over again. I want to see this team move forward and not take steps back. Unless you can get some established talent (namely a stud in goal) back. but even then, I wouldn't advocate trading Kessel. Making sure he is happy here, and extending him should be one of the top priorities.

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I think if they trade him then the rebuild starts all over again. I want to see this team move forward and not take steps back. Unless you can get some established talent (namely a stud in goal) back.
Stamkos (I wish).

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No, it's a win because Phil Kessel will continue to be a Leaf
That's about as far as this thread needs to go.

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He must be kept, period.

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If hockey gets canceled this season Kessel's contract will have one year left. So do the Leafs extend him?

The guy scores goals and a lot of them. He was also a point a game last season.

1) So if the Leafs give him a slight raise and an extension people are gonna say he is not a star and one sided. No doubt no matter how much money he gets, people will say he is overpaid.

2) The Leafs could trade him and then people will say the Leafs gave up too much to trade him now.

3) Leafs let him go to UFA status. The city blows up and life as we know it ends.

I think, in terms of goal scoring, that Kessel is ELITE. Leafs have to keep him. No matter what the money. Kessel is only player on the Leafs that earns his money.

You pretty much covered how people will react, given the above scenarios. In TO 'you can't win' no matter what happens. Someone will find fault somewhere.
IMO-extend him.

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People will complain no matter what.

But signing one of the best (and young) players in the league, which is all but a guarantee to happen, is never a lose.

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If hockey gets canceled this season Kessel's contract will have one year left. So do the Leafs extend him?
Yes.

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1) So if the Leafs give him a slight raise and an extension people are gonna say he is not a star and one sided. No doubt no matter how much money he gets, people will say he is overpaid.
Only haters will say **** like that. True fans will be happy to keep an elite scorer around. If he signs in extension it means he wants to be here and we want players that want to be here.

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2) The Leafs could trade him and then people will say the Leafs gave up too much to trade him now.
I can't see Burke moving Kessel. The only way he might consider the idea of moving him is if it's in a deal for a true number 1 center. I trust Burke when it comes to making trades so if he actually did trade Phil I think he'd get a great return.

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3) Leafs let him go to UFA status. The city blows up and life as we know it ends.
Well let's hope that doesn't happen. Burke will do all he can do get him re-signed or move him for good return if it doesn't look like Kessel wants to stay.

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If the Leafs let Kessel walk, Burke gets a hit put on him from the Toronto Mob. That being said it will never happen. Burke will pay for him and it IS going to be a lot. Kessel and Phaneuf are the face of Toronto and I think both will be here for the rest of their careers.
I seriously hope thats not the case cuz imo you can't win with those 2 as the face of the franchise... they can still be on the team no doubt, but they can't be the face there not good enough.

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Trade him for a #1 centre and build around that. Then we would need to find a winger to play for that centre.
If we trade Kessel,and I think we will(no centre no playoffs),JVR and perhaps a bit of Kadri replace his goals.

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Trade him for a #1 centre and build around that. Then we would need to find a winger to play for that centre.
Does anybody have Hoglund's number?

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This lockout needs to end ASAP.....

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