It's over guys. You can't undo the Kessel trade. You either accept it and move on or just cheer for another team.
It's been 3 and a half years.
Kessel is a superstar. I'm very happy with him.
Worrying about what could have been? Nah. I'm moving on with my life and I'm choosing to continue to cheer for the Leafs.
I'm a Leaf fan and always have been. The fact we are discussing Burke is the reason why Keesel is brought into the discussion as it was a major error in judgment and as a our GM he owns that decision. That along with many other errors and failure to do as promised leads me to believe that Burke has failed in his tenure thus far as the GM.
If Burke had signed Kessel to an offersheet there is no way in hell Chiarelli does the Kaberle deal.
You almost have to look at them together. You don't have to but I'll guarantee you that if Burke had pissed of Chiarelli by using an offersheet, Kabs would have went somewhere else for half the return.
And this isn't close to being one of the worst trades in history. As a Sittler fan you should know that.
Why does everyone overlook the highly likely possibility they would have matched ?