Benn is more Valuable than Eberle IMO, but saying Benn>>Eberle and that Ritchie has more potential than Eberle is absolutely crazy.
Ganger makes up for the difference add petry and Ritchie and it's pretty close. Good proposal.
Petry - Not at the expense of Benn!
Ritchie - Better upside than Eberle IMO and Gagner
Petry - Again not at the expense of Ritchie
Better upside isn't as important as being a proven NHLer. If we all stick to "this doesn't address Dallas' needs" we won't get into a stupid fight over the value of players in a deal nobody wants anyways.
Why Tom Gaglardi accepts? Proven offense is acquired and Petry is a top 4 defenceman. Seguin-Ebs duo, Gagner-Nichuskin duo.
Why Craig MacTavish accepts? Muscle.
*Please be easy on the criticism, I'm new at proposals.
Pretty reasonable proposal actually. Surprised it came from an Oilers fan, usually they think Eberle is worth 2 Crosby's even though he's never seen his own side of the blueline. The Oilers desperately need players like Benn and Ritchie. The only well rounded player they have is Hall.