Loui Eriksson - trade bait?
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02-20-2013, 03:56 PM
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Well, I believe my original point still stands, that right now we don't know enough about our youngest players to trade away a player as good as Eriksson. Kicking the tires may be viable at some point in time but I feel strongly that now is not that time, and I don't think a good case can be (or has been) made to the contrary.
The other thing that I'm not sure I saw anybody mention yet (didn't read every post in the thread) is that Loui signed the best contract extension of any Stars player in recent memory. Regardless of when he signed the extension relative to his success, he gave up the most prime of free agency years (27-32) with that extension; it was a sweet deal then and it's a sweeter deal now. You only trade a guy who made that kind of commitment to the organization if somebody comes to you and absolutely blows you away with an offer. You don't shop him now.
Factoring in his contract, I'd say he's one of the most valuable wingers in the game. You don't find near elite forwards for under 5M anymore.
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