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02-19-2013, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by piqued View Post
Almost all of these past examples you're citing were the result of the veteran getting dealt having some type of onerous contract combined with problems behind the scenes. Neither of which is applicable to Eriksson.

I don't understand why Loui can't grow with Benn.
Regardless of the reasoning, the fact is those trades brought ample return.

Like I said I'm fine with Loui sticking around. This isn't a thread about why Loui shouldn't be here or why we don't need him. I'm sure he and Benn can play together and be dynamic for a few more seasons. There's no NEED to unload him. I don't think Loui is Teemu Selanne though where he'll keep the pace in to his 40s. There is a window there. And I'd just rather explore options. I don't think this team is in the position to not explore options. If someone has a Brayden Schenn for us and wants Loui, I do it. If someone has an Alex Goligoski for us and wants Loui, I tell them to stick it up their @zz.

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