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Forum: Armchair-GMJul. 13 at 11:59 a.m.
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Forum: Armchair-GMJun. 22 at 1:52 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MNBassman</b></div><div>I hate the idea of trading futures for Lindholm! In fact I think trading for any older player needing a new contract is a poor way to run a franchise . The problem is, because you just traded so much to acquire the player, you are forced to resign him for too much and too long because the player’s agent has ALL the leverage. Look at Huberdeau’s contract after the big trade. The last thing the Wild need is to find themselves in cap hell again with bad contracts and fading players. They will probably have one in the future when they resign Kaprizov…so trading for Lindholm is playing with fire too much for my liking. I want the Wild (almost) always trading aging players for younger players, not the other way around. This is how you manage the cap for the long haul and stay competitive for the long haul too! Bottom line, I would only trade for aging players if I am swapping aging players to get them or if the previous team eats a ton of salary. Carolina is the team emulate, not the way the Wild did business under morons like Risebrough and Fletcher for 20 years…</div></div>

I generally agree, if he were 26 it would be a different story. My concern is that Kaprizov won't want to stick around once his contract is up if we don't have a legitimate 1C centering him and we'll be where we were 3 years ago.

I guess at this point I'm so sick of waiting for one of our prospects to finally turn into a 1C that I wouldn't hate something like this and I'm not as convinced as I was that Rossi will stick at center in the NHL. What I'd really like Guerin to do is trade up into the top 10 at the draft and take a center, but I'd be surprised if we did something like that.
Forum: Armchair-GMJun. 10 at 2:25 p.m.