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Forum: Armchair-GM21 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NHLfan10506</b></div><div>That is a very interesting deal...for Detroit.

Kent Johnson + 1st would probably enough, no?</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bagelbob</b></div><div>is dylan larkin connor mcdavid?? this is like more than DOUBLE the eichel deal. i doubt the wings trade him but this is genuinely insane value, cbj would never do this</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Redstinger</b></div><div>Larkin won't be traded anytime soon, if he was, it would take more than Johnson and a 1rst.</div></div>


2 things to think about with this, first we can not use Eichel to compare to really anything because of his specific circumstances. Demanding a trade, neck surgery, 10m cap hit etc. Yes he was better than Larkin but if he had been healthy and no concern on what condition he would be when he returned, then everyone knows Buffalo could have got a lot more. Also, Mcdavid has never and will likely never ever be available, so its also not a valid comparison, If he was the package put forward in this trade would be a gross UNDER payment.

The second thing. I would think Larkin if available (which no one believes he is so this is all hypothetical) would go for essentially three 1st round equivalent pieces, so Johnson and two 1sts? or swap one of those pieces for equivalent. He's on a fair contract, plays solid at center, plays with a lot of heart and extremely humble, which is why he got the C and also likely why he wouldn't be traded unless a solid over payment. Johnson looks great (I personally believe he will be the steal of that draft at 5 and should have went before McTavish) but none of them are in NHL both feet and producing like Larkin, so try not to get wrapped up in the prospect potential.

I guess what im getting at is, at face value, do I think CBJ do this deal? No. However, the CBJ need to asses when they are ready to try. When will they be ready to push for deep a deep playoff run? If that's now Larkin does a whole lot more for the team than picks and prospects and it would take a lot more than any fan will admit to get him, so every deal you see on here is waaaaay to easy to say "CBJ decline easily"
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