In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
In response to marco0863's comment:
In response to biggskye's comment:
Chiarelli will not bring in a player that has proven he does not fit into a Julien coached team.
The fact that Kessel was not re-signed last year, when Lupul was, indicates to me at least, that he has little interest in staying in Toronto.
My money has him going home to Minnesota. The wild will have the cap room next year, with the departures of Heatley and Pominville which frees up almost 13M.
It will be very interesting to see how far into this season, Toronto is willing to go, before moving Kessel.
Even if they are in the playoff race, there is no way they keep him, and let him walk away without getting anything back. I could see him being traded to the Wild, for Heatley and draft picks.
If toronto cannot sign him , will they trade him before the deadline? who knows it ll depends how kessel is playing and how far toronto feel they can go if they make the playoffs. Toronto have to sign him and Dion. If i were kessel and not sign with tor , i would run back to boston.
kessel said he does not want to talk contract during next year and will wait till end of next year but if toronto make him a good offer- he will sign
smart thing for the leafs to do is get dion go because he isn't good. kessel doesn't like julien. he doesn't like boston. he isn't coming back. minnesota seems like a fight.