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Joffrey Lupul On The Leafs’ Rebuild Talk

from Jonas Siegel of TSN,

Lupul knows and understands that a deconstruction of the current core and roster is coming. Failure with the same group year after year brings about that change. But he's openly wary about the concept of completely deconstructing the roster to the barest foundations. Beyond just the difficulty and challenge of rebuilding it back up is the consequent temptation of rushing young players along, as has been the case with his former team.
Trading everyone, he insists, is not the answer.
"What are we going to just restart with a whole complete group with four guys next year and just try and finish last? I haven't spoken to management at all but I'm sure that's not their idea," Lupul said. "You can play a bunch of young guys and lose all year, but who's to say that those young guys are going to develop? I don't know. I think [the tear-down idea is] maybe more of a media-driven thing.

"There's trade rumours on every guy in here so who are we going to put on the ice next year? A bunch of draft picks?"


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