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Jun 22, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>PrimeDatsyuk</b></div><div>it isn't garbage though, and people can suggest what else needs to be added, hence the what will it take title</div></div>
It would take starting with a piece better than anything on offer here. NSH has too many 3rd line centers who also play wing already. Sissons and Jarnrkok are better, Pitlick and Kunin are younger, with more upside. There's Haula and Cousins too. All of those guys have better contracts than Kerfoot. I get that he's a useful player to the Leafs, that they probably wouldn't want to give up if they had the cap space, but he's much less of an asset to NSH.
Hallander will probably be a fine bottom six player one day, but his ceiling isn't higher than that. Most every team has prospects just like him, and the type of player he'll likely become are cheap to acquire anyway. He adds about as much value as throwing a 4th into the proposal.
The 1st is presumably a late pick (given how TOR is already steamrolling their division, even before loading up with guys like Forsberg) in a weak draft. And that's by far the best piece here.
NSH isn't obligated to trade Forsberg, and the Leafs aren't the only team they can trade with. There isn't enough incentive here for NSH to trade Forsberg even without the retention. I think the gap between what would make it worthwhile for NSH to move Forsberg, and what TOR is willing to part with/can afford is just too wide.