to Gardiner + Kessel + Lupul + Grabocski + 2013 1st + Finn + Gunnersson
to Martin + SIDNEY CROSBY
explanation to come later
And there goes 3 of my top 6 forwards, 2 top 4 dman, and futures.
I understand this depletes the leafs depth, but we have Sidney Mother ****in Crosby now. So long #1 center problems for the next decade.
Of course we overpayed, i know it, the entire world knows it, but once again we got Sidney mother ****in Crosby.
Kessel- reports stated that he didnt like the pressure put on him to be the best because of the trade Toronto made to get him. No wanted pressure in toronto LOL. He had to go.
Gardiner- probably the toughest part to give up, but I'm not as big a fan of him as many others. With the drafting of Morgan Rielly, who plays a very similar game to Gardiner, we felt he was expendable.
Lupul- a solid winger, but a consider this season to be an outlier in terms of his production. Move him at his peak in value.
Grabovski- i didnt like his contract, many better centers that just plain make alot less then him. He hinders our ability to complete the team.
Gunnersson- tried to get it done without him but couldnt. I regret giving him up.
2013 1st- PLEASE DONT BE MACKINNON
Finn- he wanted a good defenceman prospect.
Now what I got
Paul Martin- softens theblow of losing 2 top 4 dmen.
Sidney Crosby- well you see folks, this lad is Sidney mother ****in Crosby. WOOOOOO