But why? Adding Kessel to the group we have basically just makes us the Leafs, a team that some years might squeeze into the 7th or 8th playoff spot. It would be the same mistake Toronto made trying to shortcut the proper rebuild of the offense that needs to take place. Also, he doesn't seem like the greatest role model/influence for any young forwards we do plan to develop.
Yeah, totally agree, and Lou knows that we need an identity of our own, not a juxtaposition of other team's identities, which, quite evidently in cases like the Leafs, Rangers etc. doesn't work. Also, side note, but is there a reason behind your alternate spelling of Lateralus?