Some trade proposals of mine
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11-21-2012, 03:26 PM
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Smith is a year younger than EJ and hasn't even played 5% of the NHL games EJ has. The downgrade from EJ to Smith isn't even close to being made up for by Nyquist, a young player with nothing but potential who may or may not end up more useful than any number of Avs prospects and certainly not worth losing EJ to acquire and roll the dice on. He would be hard pressed to earn NHL icetime on our team, let alone make even 10% of the impact EJ currently has for our team.
You wouldn't get EJ if you offered Kronwall + Nyquist.
Teams do not trade #1 defenders for a bunch of hopes and dreams, especially when they are severely deficient as it is in the top end defender department.
Anyone in this thread even attempting to make a serious argument over EJ's supposed lower value than that package needs to have a reality check and wonder how attached they are to their prospects or how little they have seen him play. Stats do not tell the whole story, while it may be too late to prevent the statwatchers from coming out, it will literally make no difference the amount of stats brought up.
Avs would be committing franchise suicide to move EJ right now, especially after he signed such a steal of a contract.
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