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That's why I mentioned it, because I think that's the trade Toronto makes at the deadline, maybe even TWICE.
It'll be Kapanen for a player like Myers, wherever he happens to be in the NHL. A big, young, upcoming defenceman with serious potential... and then it'll be Nylander for an established veteran defenceman like we did last season with Muzzin, that's the kind of trade(s) that would make Toronto into the team it needs to be to win.
Side note: My grandma
LOL. Yeah good point. I don't think it'll get to that.
I think the Leafs will look around to see who they can get for a Nylander or Kapanen, and if nothing amazing is out there, then we'll just do it through the draft and get ourselves some first round picks for each of those guys.
I referenced a LW not a RW. And it's a complete hypothetical about something that's not going to happen anyway.
But the concept of trading a middle pair damn for a 20-25 goal scoring winger isn't at all outrageous.
Then I need to be reminded what we're still talking about.
Because I said I didn't want to trade the 2nd pair dman for the 20-25 goal middle winger and I got Winnipeg and Vancouver (to say nothing of Buiffalo). Thought we were still talking Myers and Kapanen. My bad. I'll wait to see who we're actually talking about.
Sure, I mean we can cherry pick this either way, though.
I'm not making that trade. Not making that trade has worked out, and there are cases it hasn't.
Same as actually making the trade.
I'm not doing it for a 3rd line winger. YMMV