By Bobby Bauders
Phil Kessel is leaving Toronto. That’s a given. Rather it’s during the draft, during the offseason, in December, or at the deadline. He will not be a of the Toronto Maple Leafs by the next time a new Stanley Cup Champion is crowned. The question still stands: Where does he go? The Montreal Canadiens would be an interesting, and surprisingly effective destination.
Phil Kessel – Winger
2016 3rd Round Draft Pick – Toronto
David Desharnais – Center
2015 1st Round Draft Pick – Montreal
2015 6th Round Draft Pick – Montreal
2016 2nd Round Draft Pick – Montreal
This seems like a crazy blockbuster trade. It is. It works for both sides though. Montreal gets a another scorer to its offense. Toronto gets draft picks to rebuild. The Habs also get to dump salary in Desharnais. This trade makes a lot of sense to me, which is why I give it a 80% chance of both sides accepting it.