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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SammyT_51</b></div><div>Nothing. Kapanen who has top-6 upside but is safe bet for 50pt mid-6 two-way winger who is super fast and has very good defensive skills is enough for top-4 defensive defenseman who is 26yo (still pretty young) and has great shutdown abilities. Kapanen for Murphy.. we can add 3rd and some prospect and you send Alex Nylander the other way to balance it, but Kap for Murph is considered a fair deal not just by me but by many people here.</div></div>

I think you're overrating your forwards, but that's a typical TOR thing to do. Yes, he's fast. AND don't get me wrong, The Hawks need a speedy guy to stretch the ice, but you don't give up a top 4 RHD (on a better contract) for a middle six winger. That's literally the easiest position to find. I also very much doubt he's a "safe bet" for a 50 point winger on another team. There will be room for growth, but other teams don't have (2) #1 OA centers AND system 1,000% needs to play a factor. TOR's system is...Let's see who can score 7 goals first and they'll be the winner. That's not how the Hawks play. KK getting 50 points would be quite tough.

KK's 1st Option ) He plays with ELITE talent...he was a 44 points guy. Last year he spent 55% of his 5v5 shifts with Matthews...scored 44 points At least with these 44 points we know he went up against some good defensive forward lines, but do the Hawks have an Auston Matthews right now?

KK's 2nd Option ) He plays his role as a middle six winger...he's a ~43 point guy. This past year he was dropped down to more of a 3rd line role...so he doesn't get the benefit of being with Matthews, but he also doesn't have the face the shutdown line...OR any kind of lockdown line whatsoever, but he scored 36 points.

In order for me to give up the position in MOST demand on a better contract...I'd need to see KK get that 50 points against some real line to line competition without Matthews/Tavares. Heck, if he did that...I'd give you more than Murphy, but he hasn't and likely won't get the chance because of TOR's team. AND whatever team acquires him needs to think "buyer beware" Your systems better be 99.9999% offense and forget the defense.

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