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Twelve paragraphs of space-filler over at TSN prompts twenty page outpouring of stupid in the discussion section. In other news bear shit discovered in woods and Pope declares himself to be a “Catholic”.
I’ll save you the read and explain that it is about the Leafs picking up one of the Oilers’ bad contracts (in this case Moreau) if Edmonton throws in a draft pick.
…and as usual the discussion in the “it’s your call” section is filled with comments that are probably causing you brain damage as you read them.
Allow me to recap 90% of the comments:
Comment type #1:
“WHY WOULD THE LEAFS TRADE FOR A WASHED UP OLD PLAYER LIKE MOREAU!!!!1 THE LEAFS SHOULD BE TRYING TO GET (draft picks/prospects/younger) NOT PICKING UP OLD PLAYERS LIKE THIS!!!!”
Comment type #2:
“WHY WOULD THE OILERS TRADE A DRAFT PICK!!!!!111 THEY SHOULD BE TRADING THEIR BAD CONTRACTS AND USELESS PLAYERS FOR DRAFT PICKS!!!!1″
Comment type #3:
“We don’t want/need players like Moreau. The Leafs should trade (names of random crap players) for (name of Edmonton’s best player)”
Comment type #4:
“If the Leafs trade (player) it would need to be for a first round pick from Edmonton”
So… rather than post a response to any specific comment (feel free to go there yourself and bask in the warm glow of stupid that radiates off the page though) I’ll address all of the comments in one concise post:
* Plus Kordic was with the Oilers farm system, not the Leafs when he died in a cocaine-fueled brawl with police at a Quebec hotel, so presumably his trading rights would still belong to Edmonton anyway.
** This is very different from the Kessel trade since Toronto was getting back a first line talent, and (wrongly) felt pretty sure they weren’t going to be at the bottom of the league the next season.