netwolf wrote:Why would Minnesota trade a game-breaking winger like Marian Gaborik for a top 5 pick in this years draft, even if it was the first overall pick? I think people drastically overrate the value of a getting a Minnesota boy (Kessel) to the Wild. It would be a nice story for them but they aren't going to make a lopsided trade over it.
DelPen wrote:We're talking about Erik Johnson here, not Kessel.
DelPen wrote:If Minnesota would overpay for the opportunity to draft Erik Johnson and send us Gaborik and their 1st for our 1st if it's #1 overall I'd do it. He would have 60 goals playing with Crosby.
MrKnowNothing wrote:For an established young star like Gaborik, I would trade our first pick this year straight up, simple as that.
I have a hard time believing it could happen though. Minnesota has no real motive to trade him. He is their franchise player.
mikey287 wrote:I love Gaborik, he's awesome, I even have a the green Gaborik Wild jersey, among others, but this is just another franchise player to add to a team of futures franchisers...Marc Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby...it's a lackluster draft class compared to most, I definitely want to trade the first round pick, but I'm not sure I want a franchise player back, maybe like a collection of Steven Reinprecht's, Ales Kotalik's, Maxim Afinogenov's, Niko Kapanen's, Raffi Torres's, Radim Vrbata's, Stanislav Chistov's, Dainius Zubrus's, Alexei Ponikarovsky's, and Carlo Colaiacovo's and so on and so forth. Just my unsubstantiated opinion.
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