Would you trade Salo?

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Would you trade Salo?

Only if the Canucks are out of playoff contention
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32%
Never. Hold on to him then try to sign him
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36%
Trade him at or before the deadline
7
32%
 
Total votes: 22

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Post by DavidPratt_ » Mon Jan 01, 2007 10:22 pm

MarkMM wrote:If the players that we got back could make an immediate contribution as well as be a part of the future, then it's an easier sell. As long as it's not a purely rebuilding move but could be sold as re-balancing the team for a playoff run, it might be the best bet, we could make a solid run this season, either re-sign Salo or get another UFA in the off-season AND have the young studs. With Edler, Koltsov and Bourdon in the pipeline, Rahimi not far behind them, losing Salo won't be the end of the world, we just have to make sure we don't expose ourselves in the playoffs if we are indeed in the running.
The last thing I want are draft picks. My only philosophy is don't trade the ones you already have. The Canucks need players - preferably young ones who can play and grow. If the Canucks could have 'stolen' a Bieksa-type player from another team along with a draft pick or another quality player for Salo, I would do it.

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Post by Island Nucklehead » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:58 pm

Given the Canucks drafting record, I agree with DP. Drafts are a crapshoot, and you usually get what you make of them. This team has a small window (2-4 years) with which to get back into the playoffs, and make some noise. I, for one, am not willing to continuously wait several years while our draft picks develop, watching the Sedin's get older, Naslund retire, and Luongo become stagnant. I want to see improvement and development. Use the picks we get every round, and use them well. If we are going to trade Salo, I want a decently player, but one who can play tommorow.
DN should be saying this to any potential buyers:

"If you want his cannon from the point, be prepared to pay for it with bodies, not a piece of paper."

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