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Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 12:22 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>I have never once stated trading Phil would be easy. But they aren't moving him unless there is a real return and how to quantify that return is the problem.
A bubble team like AZ isn't going to give up two 1st. Even a trade to a team like Nashville, isn't likely. Most of the ACGM trades on here between the two really don't give a great return.
And that's the problem in trading Kessel. You got a PPG player, on a very low contract (thanks again toronto the curse of the hotdog still lives on), and there is a NMC, while he's a aging player.

There is really one 1 "bad" year on that contract. The last year. The rest of the years shouldn't be all to bad. Good players can play well in their early 30s so the next two years are just fine He'll only be 33.
He's got at least two high scoring quality years left. The question is what is that worth and to whom.</div></div>

im not even certain if he will be traded at all, if he does get traded I think there is a few likely destinations with Arizona or Nashville being higher on the list. I agree most of the deals I have seen for Kessel isn't nearly enough coming back. He is a star player who has a few very good seasons left and as you pointed out Toronto is still paying part of his salary which wasn't too outrageous at todays cap hits anyway.
wherever he goes the return should be high, what form it takes(more current players with only a bit of futures, or more futures with a bit less current players) is to be seen.
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