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Video- Phil Kessel Trade Talk

Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean of Sportsnet discuss the Leafs trading Kessel. Anaheim, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Vancouver are listed as possible cities Kessel could land.

 

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socalwingnut's avatar

I’ve said this before, but when Carlyle was with Anaheim he really loved Filppula.

Posted by socalwingnut on 03/14/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

I’ve said this before, but when Carlyle was with Anaheim he really loved Filppula.

Posted by socalwingnut on 03/14/13 at 10:06 PM ET

Yep. Make it happen Tick Tock

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/14/13 at 10:35 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Kessel’s got two more years on a contract that would have a cap hit of $5.25M (about what Fil thinks he’s worth). So, being a completely impartial observer, Fil plus Q plus a second rounder sounds more than fair to me. smile

Kessel on Pavel’s right wing and Nyquil on his left next year just might get Dangles to reconsider heading back to Russia.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/14/13 at 11:46 PM ET

Shiv's avatar

Hockey Central panel is a joke sometimes. Majority of their segments on TV are based around speculation to drive tv audience numbers.

As a Leaf fan, I can tell you that the odds of Kessel being traded are next to 0. It would make no sense for this franchise to move a young sniper capable of putting up 40 goals, when they are aware that they are in the middle of a build anyways.

Posted by Shiv from Toronto on 03/15/13 at 12:03 AM ET

shanetx's avatar

It would make no sense for this franchise to move a young sniper capable of putting up 40 goals, when they are aware that they are in the middle of a build anyways.

I question why you think the Leafs would approach any situation sensically.  It made no sense to acquire Kessel at the price they paid for him, either.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 03/15/13 at 03:28 AM ET

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Posted by Shiv from Toronto on 03/15/13 at 12:03 AM ET

Well, they’ve spent four years not getting the proper centre that could get him to that 40-goal plateau.

Posted by Garth on 03/15/13 at 08:50 AM ET

statelouis26's avatar

No thanks.  Kessel is an elite sniper w/ speed and that’s about it.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 03/15/13 at 10:46 AM ET

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No thanks.  Kessel is an elite sniper w/ speed and that’s about it.

Posted by statelouis26 from Detroit, MI on 03/15/13 at 10:46 AM ET

Yeah who needs an elite sniper with speed?

Posted by godblender on 03/15/13 at 11:58 AM ET

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Kessel is an elite sniper w/ speed and that’s about it.

Oh, is that it?  Because being an elite sniper with speed is practically nothing.

Posted by Garth on 03/15/13 at 12:02 PM ET

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