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02-19-2013, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by tjcurrie View Post
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.
There's inherent risk in doing something like what you're proposing. Let's say we package Loui and trade for a young 20s prospect like an OEL or Hedman. You're trading proven talent for potential, and can very easily end up in a Neal-Goligoski situation if the player doesn't react well to the trade or the new system. Just not worth it for a proven 70 point player.

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