Which teams would be the best for Kakko and Hughes?

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  1. LeafFever

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    This. They deserve nothing. All they do is mooch off of the rich teams.
     
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    I would argue if it wasn't for teams like Arizona your Leafs would still be a joke.

    The salary cap forced the Leafs to adopt a different approach other than trying to buy a team every year.

    Small market, low income teams are fans of the cap. I would imagine the Leafs are not.
     
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    Need to draft something else than a Finn if you want a blonde Scandinavian though.
     
  4. LeafFever

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    Leafs were actually a cup contender in the pre cap era. They went to the Conf. finals twice in 4 seasons. from 99-2002.

    Cap is fine, but Arizona cheats to reach the cap floor. It's time to move-on.
     
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    My team, obviously.
     
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    NeverForget06 Chia is poison.

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    Yah we totally screwed up on developing Hall and Eberle lol.
     
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    They were a third seed once, other than that they typically were a 4th or 5th seed in the playoffs. They were competitive, but I wouldn't call that a cup contender.

    I remembered them being poorer than they were, so I would say you are half right.
     
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    martinez Yeah. We suck...

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    Would be fun to see jack with Quinn.
    Someone like Anaheim will barely miss the playoffs and move up like 11 spots to draft kakko.
     
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    This. Kakko in colorado would be nuts.
     
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    Philly obviously, because we are gonna hire Quenneville and sign Panarin and then win 3 straight Cups with Hughes-Couturier-Patrick-Frost down the middle and Giroux back to LW :naughty::laugh:

    Devils need one of them the most though.
     
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  11. ibleedkings

    ibleedkings Kopi to Kovy

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    As a Kings fan give me either.
     
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    Kakko as the heir apparent to Getzlaf makes a ton of sense #pleasejesus
     
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    One to Colorado doesn't matter which one
     
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    Most of Finnish people are blonde though. Also Kaapo Kakko is a blonde. But I don't see the GM is selecting Kakko just because of his hair color :D
     
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    Having the Hughes brothers end up in Vancouver would be really cool to see.

    That being said... a Kakko-Pete combo would also be a ton of fun to watch.
     
  16. Joe Strummer

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    The correct answer is the team that I personally cheer for.
     
  17. PensandCaps

    PensandCaps Bick Njugstad

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    Eberle.....was a 70 point F and is a 50 point F now. Not ruined.

    Schultz is a top 4 Dman. Not ruined.

    Hall won an MVP....not ruined.

    Dubnyk has been a starter for many years....not ruined.
     
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    As a Finn I would love to see Kakko in a big market, hope he goes to the Rangers, it's such a shame to see our country's finest wasting away with teams like Florida and Carolina.
     
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    The obvious answer is “my team”...

    I think it’s time for another powerhouse in the NHL. It would be fun if one of the players ended up in Colorado. I also think Detroit deserves a new top talent...
     
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    Arizona gets Hughes, finally they can have a #1C to build a team around.

    LA gets Kakko, they need a dynamic offensive talent
     
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    Either in NYC would be a welcome addition. Rangers haven't had a top two pick in forever.
     
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    How about a storied franchise like the Oilers?
     
  24. Choralone

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    Kakko and Kupari would be a nice combo in LA - but I'm not picky....
     
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    Yeah, but Finns aren't Scandinavians, which was my point.
     
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