Johnsson or Kapanen your choice

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  1. GordieHoweHatTrick

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    If one of them gotta go for a Dman then he’s gotta go.

    They’re both legit though.

    Johnsson will be a solid sniper and Kaps is an offensive player that can play multiple roles
     
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    Kapanen because he's younger with similar upside. Although, I like both of them and when JVR/Komo leaves they will fill their roles well.
     
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    Excuse me?!!??
    He would fit perfectly with the habs
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    Kapanen is having a solid series. Deserves more ice time than Brown.
     
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    I see 0 reason to trade either. They should definitely be ahead of JVR & Komarov & Marleau & Brown on who the Leafs should keep.
     
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    Cheap and highly skilled. Exactly what we need to surround the big 3
     
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    I would trade Brown before either of them TBH
     
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    And exactly why we shouldn’t trade firsts and second round picks. In 3 or 4 times when this years 1st is nicely seasoned in the ahl Kapanen or Johnsson May be pricing themselves out of Toronto. Keep the conveyer belt moving around the core to keep the team caphit lower
     
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    i like johnsson, he looks like a lines 3-4 winger in the nhl and thats good, but i like kapanen a lot, he has high defensive potential to go with more than enough offensive skills to play 1-2 line winger, hes 2 years behind johnsson in development too
     
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    Kapanen is probably the better choice. I would like to keep them both as they're young and have speed, as well as the work ethic. Personally I'd like to replace some of the older and slower players who aren't performing as good as they should (Komarov...), but if I had to chose one it would be Kapanen.
     
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    Keep them both & send Leo to the Russian front.
     
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    would be strange to send him there since he hasnt lived in russia since he was 5 and is a finnish citizen :sarcasm:
     
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    Then he would have dual citizenship ! :laugh:
     
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    ye but he might be scared and confused there, finland is fine haha. as the great movie happy gilmore once said "Why don’t you send him home? His bags are packed. He has his plane ticket. Bring him to the airport. Send him home. Send him home."
     
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    The khl seems very likely now tbh. But that's next season.
     
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    ****ing both why is this even a question
     
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    I heard briefly on the radio someone saying Kapanen isn't a finisher and that why he hasn't converted on the breakaways.
    He's the guy that will find the space and be where he needs to be to score and that's his game.
    I would Johnsson has a better shot and KK is faster so would it be fair to say Johnsson could end up as a sniper and KK a net dirty area goal scorer?
    Any thoughts on that?
     
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    Johnsson is the new Leivo, massively overrated based on a tiny sample size. Naturally he should go ahead of established players because he will be a star like Leivo...

    Oh right, we don't talk about Leivo any more.
     
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    There's only one Leivo :naughty:
     
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    Johnsson can skate and keep up with the team speed. Leivo cannot

    Oh also Johnsson pk's
    Leivo....
     
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    I agree that they should be ahead of JvR, Koma and Brown on the depth chart but there is a reason to trade 1 of them and that is the Leafs’ need for D. Gotta give to get.
     
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    It wouldn't be exaggerating to say that Johnsson has the best slapshot on our team, would it?
     
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    Maybe Gardiner contends with him. But definitely on forward
     

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