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05-02-2014, 02:37 PM
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Irrelevant. Okposo is an Islander, he has messed well with Tavares, and is on an excellent contract. Isles aren't in the market for a replacement.

Nobody cares if Kessel is more offensively gifted than Okposo. Isles management (and the fans) are absolutely thrilled with Okposo and have zero interest in replacing him.
What does aquiring Kessel have to do with replacing Okposo? How about adding to Okposo? Did you ever consider that?


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What does aquiring Kessel have to do with replacing Okposo? How about adding to Okposo? Did you ever consider that?
Must be hard to understand that the islanders have other needs.

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05-02-2014, 02:50 PM
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What does aquiring Kessel have to do with replacing Okposo? How about adding to Okposo? Did you ever consider that?

Do people only read or hear what they want to see or hear? According to Staple, Freidman and Snow's onw recent comments, it is clear that Snow REFUSES to trade his top young nhlers and top prospects. He is building around those pieces.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/column...team-1.7689442
Islanders insider: Assessing the team
April 12, 2014 8:01 PM By ARTHUR STAPLE arthur.staple@newsday.com

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Toronto-Nashville

Kessel + Bozak-->Jones + 11th + Forsberg

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05-02-2014, 02:51 PM
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I would not be against trading him for a package around Jones. I would however be against reading anymore of this Okposo vs. Kessel debate.
I do not even know why the isles were considered a possible trade partner, in a potential Kessel trade

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I do not even know why the isles were considered a possible trade partner, in a potential Kessel trade
Leafs fan innocently brought up the idea that perhaps the Isles would be interested, an Isles fan shot it down, the Isles fan could've stood to be less condescending about it, the Leafs fan could've stood to not try telling an Isles fan what his team needs are.... can everybody let it go already? Good lawd.

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Leafs fan innocently brought up the idea that perhaps the Isles would be interested, an Isles fan shot it down, the Isles fan could've stood to be less condescending about it, the Leafs fan could've stood to not try telling an Isles fan what his team needs are.... can everybody let it go already? Good lawd.
But that would render ineffective the Master Plan to follow up with packaging Kessel in a deal for John Tavares.

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Leafs fan innocently brought up the idea that perhaps the Isles would be interested, an Isles fan shot it down, the Isles fan could've stood to be less condescending about it, the Leafs fan could've stood to not try telling an Isles fan what his team needs are.... can everybody let it go already? Good lawd.
You really think this is the first thread, with Leaf fans pushing the Kessel to LI proposals, ignoring that the isles are very pleased with Okposo in the #1 RW spot?

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But that would render ineffective the Master Plan to follow up with packaging Kessel in a deal for John Tavares.
I don't know, I think they've moved on from Tavares and have their sights set on Strome or Nelson or both.

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You really think this is the first thread, with Leaf fans pushing the Kessel to LI proposals, ignoring that the isles are very pleased with Okposo in the #1 RW spot?

Who cares? Let it go.

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I don't know, I think they've moved on from Tavares and have their sights set on Strome or Nelson or both.

I'm still waiting for the "Tim Gleason to the Isles" threads!

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Who cares? Let it go.
Be glad to. Reading how Okposo's riding on JT's coattails got old quite a while ago.

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Be glad to. Reading how Okposo's riding on JT's coattails got old quite a while ago.
I get that it probably gets annoying, but you're better off ignoring it, than replying to it every single time. Just my $0.02

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Okposo 2.8 mil for 2 more years.

Kessel 8.0 mil for 8 more years.

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Okposo 2.8 mil for 2 more years.

Kessel 8.0 mil for 8 more years.
One is significantly better than the other and deserves the pay increase. Maybe not worth much to a team like the islanders who can't afford to spend more than a little more than cap floor, but to a team like Toronto who is able to spend to the ceiling we will gladly take Kessel and his 8 million dollar contract.

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You really think this is the first thread, with Leaf fans pushing the Kessel to LI proposals, ignoring that the isles are very pleased with Okposo in the #1 RW spot?
Don't click on the threads then if it bothers you that much? No need to be a **** about it. We all want to read more of your inane complaining about as much as you want to see more Kessel to LI proposals.

Back on topic now, plz? Would be interested to see more Kessel proposals.

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Kessel would be a monster with Crosby. That said, I doubt the Leafs would trade him to us and they probably wouldn't want what we could offer.

I'd be fine with trading Määttä+ for him depending on the +. What would the Leafs want in return, outside of Sid, Malkin, or Neal?

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A Jones + for Kessel deal almost makes too much sense for both sides.

Rielly - Jones.... *Drools*

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It seems that the Leafs are in a rebuilding stage again. Is there any team that would be willing to move futures for Kessel? Please no flaming
Leafs are rebuilding? Feel free to post that quote; anxious to see it.

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I would embrace an actual rebuild. I would go after teams 1sts this year and next year.

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A Jones + for Kessel deal almost makes too much sense for both sides.

Rielly - Jones.... *Drools*
Crazy that both of them can play either side. Might want to split them up initially and have Gardiner - Jones since we have a ton of lefties. Rielly was playing right side and could pair with another lefty.

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05-03-2014, 12:25 AM
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Kessel would be a monster with Crosby. That said, I doubt the Leafs would trade him to us and they probably wouldn't want what we could offer.

I'd be fine with trading Määttä+ for him depending on the +. What would the Leafs want in return, outside of Sid, Malkin, or Neal?
Maatta is a really good start but I feel like Pittsburgh is just an elite goalie away from being perennial contenders again

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Maatta is a really good start but I feel like Pittsburgh is just an elite goalie away from being perennial contenders again
Fleury hasn't been the biggest problem this year, and I really believe it's a coaching issue. If Bylsma leaves, we'd be contenders again. No more whispering in Shero's ear, no more mishandling of solid prospects, no useless veteran grinders, and a real system would do it. Adding Kessel would make us elite. Imagine Crosby playing with Bill the Thrill Kessel instead of Pascal "handsless" Dupuis. Of course elite goaltending would certainly help, but no elite goaltenders would likely be available except for maybe Schneider, who I doubt NJ would be willing to hand to Pittsburgh. Plus we have Jarry in the pipeline who is 3-4 years away.

Määttä + Bennett + pick/prospect + cap dump for Kessel + Kulemin's rights?

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Kessel Jones plus is tempting but i think we have two great PP QBs in Gardiner and Rielly.. Seth would help our blue line but i dont think we need him for the powerplay, and thats gonna be one of his main strengths.

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