Kessel - a deal both teams would like to take back?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010   (7 years, 2 months ago)

It has been about 3/4 of a season since Brian Burke and the Boston management signed off on a deal that sent Phil Kessel to the Leafs and Toronto’s 2010 first and second round picks, as well as their 2011 first-round pick to the Bruins.
…and you can’t help but wonder, looking at the two teams, […]

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It has been about 3/4 of a season since Brian Burke and the Boston management signed off on a deal that sent Phil Kessel to the Leafs and Toronto’s 2010 first and second round picks, as well as their 2011 first-round pick to the Bruins.

…and you can’t help but wonder, looking at the two teams, if both of them wish they hadn’t.

On the one hand we have Toronto - a team looking to rebuild itself from the ground up, a team that was very much building for the future.

On the other we have Boston; fresh off a season where they finished first in the conference and looking to win now before their window of opportunity closes.

Toronto traded the building blocks of its immediate future for a player that was ready to produce right now, and Boston traded away an important part of its offense for the future.

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Comments on “Kessel - a deal both teams would like to take back?”

  1. gerry

    leafs still need a top forward with grit etc etc

  2. gerry

    kessel is a proflic scorer but needs help from another top seed forward

  3. gerry

    kessel is a great scorer but needs help being set up

  4. LOL

    with hindsight i can say this writer really hit the nail on the head. oh wait.

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