Mar 8, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BurnEmUp</b></div><div>If the Flames can't get multiple young pieces/futures with reasonable upside in return for 2 guaranteed years of Gaudreau (likely much more than that if it were Philly), then there is no point in trading him for a futures package. They are better off to hold onto him and hope they can extend him for the remainder of his career, or try to deal him one for one for a player that fills more of a need and that they have a better chance of keeping long term.
If Treliving puts Gaudreau out there though, and teams like Philly, Pitts, Washington, Buffalo, NYR, etc all start competing with each other putting together offers, I'd be willing to bet the Flyers would offer more than just Frost to get him.</div></div>
I agree they are better off to hold onto him if they can't get the return they want, but there isn't any recent trade precedent to support Morgan Frost, Phil Myers, and Nolan Patrick for Johnny Gaudreau.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BurnEmUp</b></div><div>Gaudreau is 2 years younger than Stone and signed for 2 more seasons. Vegas traded for 2 months of Stone and luckily for them were able to get him extended right away.
Also, Stone has a career high of 73 points, where as Gaudreau's is 99, plus career points per game is 0.86 vs. 0.96, not a real great comparable.
If the Flames decide to deal Gaudreau this off season, 2 years of him should bring a haul. Probably not as much as I have here, but probably pretty close.</div></div>
It's pretty reasonable to infer they had a deal in place with Stone prior to trading for him, since he signed it basically immediately. Points wise, Gaudreau has the edge, but I'd say it's a consensus that Stone is a top-5/7 right winger at the time of his trade and today. Ottawa had a huge incentive to move him, but I would assume that same incentive would need to be present for Calgary for them to move Gaudreau.
If you're looking at a trade for him from Philadelphia, I'd say Frost could be the main piece going back, but not Phil Myers. Really can't envision the market suddenly adjusting to a team's top prospect, a up and coming defensemen, and whatever value Patrick adds to the trade.