Lulz. After all we know 40 pt dman in the NHL who just turned 21 in march grow on trees.
I'm glad you are not Stan Bowman.
Haha, not being willing to trade Kyle Brodziak straight up for Nick Leddy is one of the funnier (and somewhat depressing) things I've read on here. Bowman would be fired as soon as anyone in Blackhawks management found out he was even considering that.
While I love Leddy, he's at a sell high. There's no Guarantee he will improve much past 40 points. Plekanecis exactly what we need, I'd seriously consider a deal "centered" around that. It would be more ideal to target Schenn or Couturier from Philly but we'd likely have to add. They have an abundance of young center talent and need a player like Leddy.
37 points isnt 40. 69 points isnt 70.
Kessel isnt a 40 goal scorer even tho people say it all the time just like Chris Stewart isnt a 30 goal scorer.
You should have to achieve something before you get the credit for it. Is Luongo a Vesna winner because he came really close a couple years ago?
It's all semantics and this is pointless to argue - some of us take these labels very literally, and others view them with some flexibility. It doesn't really matter.
Fact of the matter is that Leddy is a young defenseman who has shown extremely promising offensive ability and whose defense has been developing nicely. Very valuable player to have, and admittedly it frightens me to think that someone really wouldn't trade Kyle Brodziak for him straight up
At this point to pry him from Chicago if they were to move him it would be to fill the #2C spot longterm (And no not guy like Gagner before it gets brought up)
Sadly this is true. JJ is morphing in to an Eklund wannabe where he is all about rumors. He might be the one internet rumor blogger with a worse hit-rate than Eklund has. I don't know why he can't just stick to blogging about the Hawks...I liked his blogs before he got obsessed with rumors and sources.
it's completely understandable that they'd want to keep him around though or demand an over-payment to move him. He's young, and still has potential. We (wild fans) demand overpayments every time one of our favorite prospects are brought up so i know how that goes. Coyle for instance hasn't proven anything in the NHL yet, but it would take a lot to pry him out of our grubby little hands.