Why trade that? because people here are adamant that we need a #1C.
That's going to be the first name a GM will ask for. Kadri/Rielly/Gardiner
Gardiner vs. Rielly: Gardiner is a NHL ready dman. Rielly has the potential to be much better than gardiner but once again, he may never come to fruit. It depends if we need to win within the next 2-3 seasons or 4-6 seasons.
Either way, it's impossible to get a #1C without giving up a top prospect unless we draft and develop one.
We need a #1 D man more IMO. And not a Karlsson or a Letang (although everyone wants that kind of player), but more of a Dan Girardi/Shea Weber/Suter/Seabrook.
A guy like that would completely change this team. Question is, can we afford a guy like that, and what holes would we create in bringing him in.