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Old Posted Jun 27, 2019, 3:05 AM
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Originally Posted by DoubleK View Post
This is Toronto in 5 years. The best way to get older quickly is to trade away 1st rounders.
At some point a team has to focus on right now and not about 5 years from now. You aren't going to win a championship by letting top players sign elsewhere and keeping all your picks. There comes a time when you have to put all your chips on the table and take a shot. Toronto has been building for right now for a while, and it may actually pay off. They need to free up cap space to sign Marner, and if that takes a first round or two to sweeten the deal for another team, so be it. If it doesn't work, these top players will fetch a very nice return and you can get all those first round picks back and start building again.
Git'er done!
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