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About Holymakinaw

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  1. LOL. Wow. What a complete joke. No other opinions are worthy, huh? Even if they happen to be right? Instead of the possibility that you might be wrong, it's someone else who's "abrasive and refuses to face facts". No sweat. I get it.
  2. Well.......you're basing your whole argument on what MIGHT happen, or if you'll ever be honest, what you HOPE will happen, rather than on the facts to date. Not surprising at all.
  3. No, he's 27. Annoying facts. And that is NOT old, by anyone's standards, anywhere. Except yours. He's good to perform at a high level for 5, 6, or maybe even 7 years. If he trails a bit when he's 34, he'll STILL be a deal at 8 million, in the year 2021. See the Sedins, Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Thornton, Parise, Sharp, Carter, Spezza, Ribeiro, St. Louis, Hossa, Iginla..............for MANY examples of guys who play well and perform, into their 30's.
  4. LOL. I don't know, Man. I've showed you his actual achievements, and like always, you throw out a bunch of personal opinions, based on.......not much, other than your personal opinion. Do you ever argue your points with an unbiased view? Kessel is obviously not perfect, but has led the Leafs in scoring the last SIX seasons, and led most of the NHL in goals the last FIVE seasons . And he makes the same or less than most of the guys he's on my list, who he outscores. Now go ahead.........tell me how fat and useless he is, and how no one wants him. It's hilarious.
  5. Might have a little something to do with the TEAM he's currently on, huh?
  6. LOL. You guys are the ones with "slanted" views, regarding Kessel, and it's slanted BADLY. Sure, he's a bit of a one dimensional forward, but that dimension he has is ELITE. Ovechkin = 206 goals Stamkos = 202 goals Perry = 178 goals Kessel = 151 goalsNash = 151 goalsTavares = 150 goalsKane = 129 goalsMalkin = 125 goals Crosby = 119 goals Only three guys in the entire NHL have scored more goals than Kessel in the last 5 years. He also has 339 points over that time, which is good enough for top-10......over the last 5 years. Not just last year's performance is noted......FIVE YEARS. He may be what you call "fat" but he's dominated most scorers as that "fatty". Some teams are out there with cap space, or plans for cap space, and will be jumping at the chance to add a scorer like him. 7 years isn't that bad when you'll only be 35 when it's all over. Guys play until they're 40 all the time these days. And in a few years, 8 million is CHEAP for a consistent top-4 goal scorer, and top-8 point getter in the NHL.
  7. Kaberle was also 33 when he went to Boston. Kessel is only 27. Just a slight, massive difference.
  8. We got an "okay" prospect, a 1st and a 2nd for Thomas Kaberle. We can easily get that or better for Phil Kessel. Some NHL player with a salary may come back, but the Leafs won't have to "eat" any of Kessel's salary to move him. He has his faults, for sure. But name all the players who have scored more goals and points than him over the last 5 years. It's a SMALL list. There are definitely teams that will covet him.
  9. Meh. I agree that with Phaneuf, they'd have to eat some salary.......probably a fair bit. But 8 million for 7 more years, for a 27 year old guy who will score 35 goals and get 80+ points a year is not an overpayment. Just wait & see. Someone will want Kessel, and will pay the full salary.
  10. Uh, Phil Kessel was in the top-8 in scoring for three straight years, and still had a 25 goal, 61 point season last year. Toronto will not have to be "eating" even one bite of his salary, if they want to trade him. There will be some seriously interested teams out there.
  11. Well, THAT'S pretty darn unlikely..........but you raise a good point. Will some guys want out of Edmonton, before McDavid can make an impact? Taylor Hall's frustration level over the last 4 years has grown noticeably - you can see him screaming at teammates, smashing his stick, swearing......Another 2-3 years of "growing pains" might be too much for him to wait. Plus the city is no New York or LA, and -35*C for weeks at a time is fun at first, but soon, maybe not so much. For that reason, I say Edmonton is still 160 years away from contending for their next cup.
  12. If I had any of those young players, I wouldn't even consider sending them your way for the Schenn brothers. Would you, if you were the other team? It'd be like trading a diamond for two pieces of silver.
  13. Man, it's just too hard to predict either series. Gonna be a couple of great game 7's, I think. I called Anaheim for the Cup a few weeks ago, and I'm going to stick with that. Not taking anything away from Chicago, but Crawford is the weak link, IMO, and Anaheim is just so tough. 4-1 Ducks. 4-2 Tamps. Ducks win Cup in 6 games.
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