It was great to see Boston Bruin forward Tyler Seguin torch the Toronto Maple Leafs for 3 goals over the weekend, against the team who would have been drafting him if not for trading the pick for Phil Kessel. With Kessel's hot start to the season Leaf fans can sleep easy, but rest assured the Boston Bruins are very very happy they made that trade. Burke got what he wanted, but he paid a steep price to do it. In the meantime, since the trade, Boston won a Stanley Cup and the Leafs still have not made the playoffs. However, I do expect the Leafs to make the postseason in 2011/12 thanks in part to the chemistry between Lupul and Kessel.
You could argue that the trade was good for both teams. The kid Boston drafted with the second pick is what could tip the balance in the long term analysis. Also, we need to see how the Leafs do with Kessel in the playoffs before we can judge the strength of that aquisition.
As of the moment I'm writing this: Seguin has 14 PTS in 12 GP and Kessel has 21 PTS in 14 GP.