Whether you said "one year wonder" in so many words i don't know because I don't make it my life to read this board all day collecting quotes from your posts. however a quick search turns up this thread: http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t...ghlight=kessel in which you make the case that nobody would ever overpay for Kessel simply b/c he's not that great. (how'd that argument turn out?)
I honestly don't want to spend my whole saturday morning finding exact quotes, but let's be real. you have been all for trading kessel all summer. do you deny this?
So where were the flurry of offer-sheets at? We went three months without and.... the threat of one doesn't exactly suggest my view was out of realm.
Please provide the "one-hit wonder" links that you said I had said.
Stop making excuses for your laziness. If you're assumptions were fact, you wouldn't need to look hard or make up lies.
Kessel has one proven great year. but played with a playmaker in Savard, does Toronto have a solid playmaker? no i dont think so. but the draft picks could be anyone, if Toronto has a fluke year and finishes bottom 3 Boston would get the goods, while Toronto wouldn't, Kessel could get a ton of goals and have Toronto win the cup and then Boston gets the short end of the stick, and hope next year they have the leafs lose it all.
The kid got a ton of money that I wouldn't pay.
We focus too much of the individual and not the whole. By that would we all give up 10% of our income for one thing and cut 10% of other things that make up our life expenditures? Even though,IMO, that thing is still not time proven.
The Bruins now have a chest full of tradeable assets to fill current holes or future holes.
The kid just did not fit into the style that is being committed to with this team.
Lastly, goals are sexy. But sexy doesn't necessarily last or may not be all it's cracked up to be. There are other variables that can be much more attractive over a long period of time.
We've gone over the 1000 limit so please continue discussion in some of the other related threads.