There’s been a whole lot of nonsense in my Twitter dot com feed lately, and I’m not talking about Bobby Cappuccino.
Kypreos “could you move Phil & land a Max Domi? That’s the kind of deal I’d be looking at”
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) January 14, 2015
What is this? Seriously? Jeffler wrote a good piece this morning on why trading Phil Kessel would be a dumb idea, but I guess nobody smartened up and we are apparently still talking about it.
Well, the fire’s already burning, so I might as well throw some gasoline on it.
I’ll echo what Jeffler said earlier – it’s a bad idea. Unless the Leafs were truly going to start over… I mean, Tyler Biggs playing in your top six for the next three seasons start over… then sure, trade Kessel. Trade everyone. Trade Dion Phaneuf and trade Joffrey Lupul. Also, trade Jake Gardiner and trade James van Riemsdyk. Trade Jonathan Bernier. Trade everyone you love. Raze it.
But that isn’t going to happen. I just can’t envision a future where the Leafs “blow it up” and start over again. And if you think the Leafs can rebuild on the fly, as they’ve tried to do before, by trading Phil Kessel? Ha, you’re out to lunch.
But hey, who am I? Some guy on the internet, spreading his opinion as if it’s matter of fact. You’re the smart ones, you know. You’re going to figure this all out… in the comments section below.
Should Phil Kessel be traded? Is trading him taking one step forward and two steps back? If you are willing to move him, what should the Leafs be looking for in return? Is there even a market for him? Are you willing to retain salahahaha. Sorry. I couldn’t bring myself to finish that sentence.