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3 weeks later(late Feb.).. Luongo/Kessel, possible?

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After seeing a couple posters discussing Kessel(snet article, etc...), I was mulling this over. I think there are many reasons it could fit. First:

Luongo, Booth, Ballard, Rodin, Sauve. To Van:Kessel, Komisarek, Biggs, Ashton/Colborne, Scrivens, condtl pick.

Why? For starters, we lose almost 14 mill in cap. Get back Phil's 5.4. Dump Komi's hit this summer/amnesty. Immediately, MG/Gilman don't have to worry about next yr's salary-compliance.

-We add size with 2 young, big fwds for the future, (mainly 3rd liners, it would appear).

-We could move on from the Ballard deal. I like the guy, but it hasn't gone well for him in Van(ask the Gods why); next yr his cap-hit is unmanageable, with the big-4 on D.

-Tor would get an opportunity to move on from the Kessel deal. If their 3 main acquisitions played well, they might even justify Burke's blunder. This gives incentive for them to add extra pieces.

Conditional-If Phil signs, we get a 2014 3rd rounder; if he doesn't, a 2014 1st rounder.

Is this value appropriate?

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You will never see that many pieces (with that many significant names) involved in one trade.

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Other than Luongo, there's no real value...

are you serious?

booth and ballard are like 8.5 in cap, and those prospects are underachieving and right now don't seem like they'll ever make it to the nhl.

Leafs laugh.

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That's not happening. Any kind of trade involving Luongo and Kessel probably won't happen anyway - we have NO need for Kessel. The Canucks are stacked at wing, we need centers desperately.

Unless this ends up paving the way for a trade like Higgins/Burrows away for a bonified top-2 centerman, there's no way we get Kessel. We've got Kassian, Burrows, Higgins, Hansen, Raymond, Daniel Sedin and Booth who are all better than him anyway.

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That's not happening. Any kind of trade involving Luongo and Kessel probably won't happen anyway - we have NO need for Kessel. The Canucks are stacked at wing, we need centers desperately.

Unless this ends up paving the way for a trade like Higgins/Burrows away for a bonified top-2 centerman, there's no way we get Kessel. We've got Kassian, Burrows, Higgins, Hansen, Raymond, Daniel Sedin and Booth who are all better than him anyway.

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Thanks for replies; I'm iffy on the notion as well. Mainly enjoy considering the value of some of our assets. It's inevitable MG will need to turn at least 2 or 3 deals by next season.

Part of the premise behind this proposal(that I suspect MG will employ) is expanding the deal to include extra pieces, if Lu ends up being HOTLY pursued. He'll prob force the rival GM to take on extra cap or middling prospects. This would be easier with a franchise like TO or Wash, than say, Florida.

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Funny thing is ballard is actually upping his value

Lu, Booth, 1st, Gaunce

Kessel, Ashton

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now that Burkes gone and with Kessels slow start I could see him getting moved but I think the trade would be much simpler than the OP is suggesting

Luongo for Kessel straight up isn't that far off in terms of value, we may have to throw in a young prospect (KCon maybe?) and TO may through in one of there backup goalies and a possible salary dump.

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Kessel is a ligitimate 1b C. He's the guy if its not Phaneuf.

Nonis might do it for either.

Since Kesler is a shoot-first player, move him to wing.

D. SEDIN - H. SEDIN - KASSIAN

BOOTH - KESSEL - KESLER

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Kessel is a ligitimate 1b C. He's the guy if its not Phaneuf.

Nonis might do it for either.

Since Kesler is a shoot-first player, move him to wing.

D. SEDIN - H. SEDIN - KASSIAN

BOOTH - KESSEL - KESLER

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The leafs have only 1 legit top 6 forward - Kessel, so why would they want to deal him? Yes, the Leafs could desperately us Luongo in net, but of they make a deal involving Kessel they'll desperately need help scoring. You fix one problem but creating another, no GM will do that.

Face it, Luongo will no get you a top 6 forward or top 4 defenseman. That's not a comment about Luongo's play but it's the reality of the situation. The demand for a skilled yet aging goalie with 10+ years left on his contract is minimal at best. The most important thing for Gillis is to get Luongo off the books and use the extra cap space in a more effective manner. He'll likely have to take some salary back in the Luongo deal, but he may have some extra space to work with.

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Kessel is a ligitimate 1b C. He's the guy if its not Phaneuf.

Nonis might do it for either.

Since Kesler is a shoot-first player, move him to wing.

D. SEDIN - H. SEDIN - KASSIAN

BOOTH - KESSEL - KESLER

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Funny thing is ballard is actually upping his value

Lu, Booth, 1st, Gaunce

Kessel, Ashton

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We've got Kassian, Burrows, Higgins, Hansen, Raymond, Daniel Sedin and Booth who are all better than him anyway.

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Eddie Lack is out 6 months, don't think we're going to trade Luongo. Best to keep him in a shortened season.

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