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[Speculation] Cox: Becoming difficult to imagine a scenario in which Kessel remains a Leaf.

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Given what Toronto gave up to get him I can't imagine them trading him away unless he makes it clear to management he's got no interest signing in Toronto once his contract expires.

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Given what Toronto gave up to get him I can't imagine them trading him away unless he makes it clear to management he's got no interest signing in Toronto once his contract expires.

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It was Burke who made that trade, not Nonis. Nonis has no stake in those lost picks; I don't think he'd consider it relevant. It's a sunk cost.

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True, true. What do you think Toronto would want for him?

I wouldn't want him in Vancouver, as we're going to have to shed salary and sign guys as it is.

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He's only 25 and has had 4 consecutive 30-goal seasons. And he's put up good numbers playing alongside non-elite players in Toronto.

On the other hand, he's fairly criticized as one-dimensional, and will be a UFA after next season.

But dependable goal scorers are hard to acquire. If he's traded by this summer, I reckon he's worth at least a top prospect and 1st round draft choice.

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I wonder if Boston would give up either Seguin or Hamilton for Kessel. I seriously doubt it. I wouldn't.

Not sure why Philly would have any interest whatsoever in Kessel - the last thing they need is another right wing, let alone a one way wonder who'll make life harder for Bryzgalov.

If I were Toronto I'd give Jay Feaster a call - he may be their best bet haha.

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He's only 25 and has had 4 consecutive 30-goal seasons. And he's put up good numbers playing alongside non-elite players in Toronto.

On the other hand, he's fairly criticized as one-dimensional, and will be a UFA after next season.

But dependable goal scorers are hard to acquire. If he's traded by this summer, I reckon he's worth at least a top prospect and 1st round draft choice.

EDIT: a top prospect and 1st round pick is roughly equal to what the Leafs gave up for Kessel at the time of the trade. Problem is they then lost a boatload of games and the picks they gave up turned into Seguin and Hamilton.

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If Kessel doesn't get it together;

To TOR:

Hansen

Corrado

Luongo

To VAN:

Kessel

Holzer

The sedins would finally have a true sniper, im sure gillis at least will inquire.

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I wonder if Boston would give up either Seguin or Hamilton for Kessel.  I seriously doubt it.  I wouldn't.

Not sure why Philly would have any interest whatsoever in Kessel - the last thing they need is another right wing, let alone a one way wonder who'll make life harder for Bryzgalov.

If I were Toronto I'd give Jay Feaster a call - he may be their best bet haha.

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Why would Calgary trade for Kessel? The chance of Kessel signing an extension with the Flames would be zero.

I think Nonis should trade him in the off season or even at the upcoming trade deadline. Kessel will leave as UFA so TO might as well get what they could for him. Plus it would put the Kessel trade in the rear view.

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If Kessel doesn't get it together;

To TOR:

Hansen

Corrado

Luongo

To VAN:

Kessel

Holzer

The sedins would finally have a true sniper, im sure gillis at least will inquire.

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Luongo FOR Kessel straight up.

All star for all star

Problem child for problem child

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What a disaster. They're going to get an even lesser return than what they paid to get him in the first place. NOT a good way to 'build' a team.

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Luongo FOR Kessel straight up.

All star for all star

Problem child for problem child

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I will take this too. Problem is LUongo willing to go to Toronto, as we recently heard through twitter that he didn't want to go to Toronto. But this trade will only be done, in the off season.

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Again I say: If Kessel gets traded, the Leafs will have zero interest in Luongo. At that point, it will be full-on rebuild for the Leafs.

I don't think they are going that route yet. If they were, they wouldn't have committed big money to a guy who has only put up the points to earn it when he plays with Kessel.

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No way they get a return equivalent of Seguin and Hamilton.

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