Comments Off on Phil Kessel Deal Wasn’t Great for Toronto Maple Leafs But Not Complete Disaster
I am getting really tired of people treating Tyler Seguin like the second coming of Steve Yzerman. Don't get me wrong—by all accounts this kid is going to be a fantastic hockey player, and he may indeed be special like Steve Y. But all I hear day in and day out from the media and Leaf haters alike is how disastrous the Phil Kessel deal was and how it's set the Maple Leafs franchise back years in its development. Firstly, a disastrous deal would be trading Roberto Luongo for next to nothing (sorry, Bert) or trading away a pick that turned into Scott Niedermayer for Tom Kurvers. The Leafs gave up a potential franchise player in Seguin, but in return got a 22-year-old kid who has already twice cracked the 30-goal mark, led his team in playoff scoring, and was selected fifth overall in 2 ...

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