Jul 13, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Random2152</b></div><div>I like ekblad, but he is not the kind of player the leafs need. Muzzin is a 2 year stop gap until Sandin and Liljegren are ready, and until then we don't need another top end talent on D, maybe a 2RD upgrade but again, not an Ekblad.
Basically it doesn't make sense to make the trade, also why trade willy when he is at his lowest point? That's why I referred to the Steen trade. The whole trade just doesn't make sense for anyone involved</div></div>
Glad that i have spurred such a ferocious debate....
"Muzzin the 2 yr stop gap" a) i hope not, i could see a re-signing for another 4 years, but then b) in 2 years (if the young guns are kept together), how will Reilly +Muzzin?+ Rosen (yr 3 in NHL); age 20 Sandin, age 21 Liljgren, age 24 Dermott, age 21 Rasanen/other be a defence that is READY to be full time and impactful D-men. Keep in mind thats also Reilly's last year signed too.
also i could have stated the Deal is in the off season, so WN29 does have another 5 months to re-coup his stride