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02-19-2013, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by MetalGodAOD View Post
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.
Originally Posted by Brand New Stars View Post
While Eriksson was easily a better player than Neal at the time of that trade, let's not compare Goligoski to OEL or Hedman.
I see your point, and thats always the risk in any trade especially when it comes to younger unproven commodities, but I would do either of those deals.

What hurts the most about the Neal trade is that he was what, 22 when we traded him? Well that and the fact that Goligoski sucks. I would say both OEL and Hedman have a heckuva lot more going for them at this point than what Goligoski did when Joe traded for him.

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