Eberle and Toews would be close to untouchable a player could get for their respective teams.
This thread could get ugly, usually is when Gagner is mentioned going to the Hawks.
the is my reaction. Eberle is the best pure goal scorer the olers have and a case could be made toews plays the game Hall does. But Toews is the heart and soul of the hawks and the guy who rallys the troops
No need from either team, Jon is the Hawks main guy.
Eberle to edmonton is younger, and produced just as well as Toews did last year. Overkill to throw Gagner in there and a pick.
Makes no sense for either team either way.
Youre underrating Toews here. He's just a notch below the very very best centres in the world. He's highly skilled, gritty, great defensively, a good leader, and plays his best when it matters the most.
Did Crosby win best forward award at the Olympics? No, that was Toews. He also won the Conn Smyth. Eberle played well at the WJC in clutch situations... But then again, so did Toews. Eberle has a lot to prove, and even though he'll likely average more points a season, he wont come close to controlling the game the way Toews can, impacting the team on the defensive side of the puck, playing physical, etc.
The difference between Eberle and Toews is not a 30 - 40 point, one-way center who is bad at faceoffs and defense plus a second rounder. And I really like Eberle. Toews is just one notch below Crosby/Malkin on the untouchable scale. Not gonna happen...