Loui Eriksson - trade bait?
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02-19-2013, 02:29 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Gibbons, Alberta
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I don't know how you can bring him up and then say you're not comparing them. Ribs wasn't a part of the future of the team and had only 1 year remaining on his contract. Loui is a part of the core and has 3 years remaining and no reason to believe he wouldn't re-sign when the time comes.
Creating a hypothetical where the Stars get a return they can't possibly refuse doesn't have much meaning since it's not going to happen.
Eriksson is the epitome of a player you never should want to trade. He's exactly what you want a Dallas Star to be.
I get that, but Im not comparing them as players, Im showing an example of dealing a vet for a younger player.
I get all that about Loui, Im not saying he needs to go, but open yoursel to the option.
Im talking about these type of deals:
100 point center Denis Savard (age 29) traded by Chicago to Montreal for 28 year old defenseman Chris Chelios.
100 point center Dale Hawerchuk (age 27) traded by Winnipeg to Buffalo for 26 year old defenseman Phil Housley.
40-50 goal winger Brendan Shanahan (age 26) traded by St.Louis to Hartford for 20 year old defenseman Chris Pronger.
Calgary trades 40 goal/90 point center Joe Nieuwendyk (age 28) to Dallas for prospect Jarome Iginla.
Boston trades 36 goal winger Phil Kessel (age 21) to Toronto for two 1st round picks (Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton)
Philadelphia trades 26 year old 35-45 goal scoring forward to Columbus for 21 year old Jakub Voracek and a 1st ( Sean Couturier)
I know its hypothetical. Of course it is. But the fact is Loui could possibly fetch a return of the likes. Again, not saying he has to go, just exploring options of how this team will turn today in to a better tomorrow. A deal may not be out there, but exploring the prospect is what Im saying Im open to.
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