Are you honestly trying to suggest that the Wild wouldn't trade a goalie who will play 10-15 games for the next 3 years for a top 6 prospect? For real?
Originally Posted by State of Hockey
Would the wild make that trade for a top-6 forward? Maybe. Would they make it in their division to a team that needs goaltending as much as any? Probably not.
Staste of Hockey has it. It's the in division part of the trade that makes it unlikely to happen.
From a CO perspective, there's also more to lose -- Harding is a backup for the Wild now, contributing little more than depth and hasn't proven much of anything, though he has lots of promise. Wolski is already a solid top 6 contributor right now for the Avs, something that would be difficult to lose, and has top flight potential too.
It's just not happening. I still think Svatos (perhaps + picks) will be the one moved for a goalie if anyone is moved.
Clearly you have not watched Wolski in Junior, or even in his early NHL career. He was a dominant junior player, won the OHL player of the month award 5 months in a row, and was named the best player in the OHL. He put up well over 100 points. Again Im not saying that is the only thing to look at, but he was a first rounder who should have gone higher than he was picked but because of a "fight" he had at some party he fell.
Even when watching him play today, you can see he has all the tools to put together 80-90 points, whether he does it or not remains to be seen, but the potential is there. He is very gifted.