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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2011, 08:25:09 AM »
For shame Dave Hodge.

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« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2011, 09:16:25 AM »
I can't believe that there would be a Leaf fan that wouldn't want a ppg+ 6'3" player who has atleast 7 years left as a  #1 center.

I have seen him used improperly by his last coach (like as a shutdown center against Crosby in the playoffs which was absolutely idiotic when the Sens had Fisher and Kelly also as centers!!!) but he is an elite puck carrying forward with a great shot.  I don't think there is a forward on the Leafs who is more valuable.  The only forward I would hesitate in trading would be Kulemin but even he is replaceable.
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« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2011, 10:32:25 AM »
What a waist of space. why would we give up top prospects for that clown. we are rebuilding not tearing down. giving up them three for him would be a massave step back.

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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2011, 04:29:19 PM »
Spezza for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

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« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2011, 04:53:17 PM »
Komi, Bozak, and Leaf's 2nd for Spezza and Ottawa's 1st.
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« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2011, 04:56:37 PM »
Spezza for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

In a heart beat? Personally, I don't think so. I think they're of fairly equal talent. Is the extra 1.6 mil. on Spezza's cap hit justified because he plays center? Maybe. I think it's fairly close to a wash and unless I have a winger in my system capable of 40+ goals per year on the cusp, I might opt to not do that deal just for the sake of doing it.

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« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2011, 04:59:44 PM »
I'd be harder pressed to find a RW of Kessel's caliber and attributes. 
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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2011, 05:54:53 PM »
Spezza for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

Michalek for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2011, 06:00:15 PM »
Spezza for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

In a heart beat? Personally, I don't think so. I think they're of fairly equal talent. Is the extra 1.6 mil. on Spezza's cap hit justified because he plays center? Maybe. I think it's fairly close to a wash and unless I have a winger in my system capable of 40+ goals per year on the cusp, I might opt to not do that deal just for the sake of doing it.

(edited fot ytpos)  :D

Even if we say that the two are fairly close offensively, I'd say Spezza is a much more complete player than Kessel. And I think that difference is worth an extra 2.5% of the salary cap. The only thing that would make me hesitate is that it would completely mess up the complexion of our team, especially with the Connolly signing. But if this offer was made to us in June and we were able to sign the right-wing equivalent of Connolly (aka Ryder), then yeah I'd make the trade pretty quickly.

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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2011, 06:02:53 PM »
In June? Probably. Now? Yeah, I don't know.

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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2011, 06:12:27 PM »
Spezza for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

Michalek for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

Blake Kessel is a Flyer, not a Leaf. :P
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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2011, 06:50:02 PM »
Spezza for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

Michalek for Kessel -straight up - in a heart beat.

No way Pittsburgh makes that deal...

Edit, didn't see Busta's post, similar drift.
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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2011, 12:08:05 AM »
What kind of Spezza love-in have I walked into?

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« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2011, 12:56:00 AM »
What kind of Spezza love-in have I walked into?

He's almost as good as Price.

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Re: Spezza?
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2011, 09:02:59 AM »
oh boy.....