Actually, the Hodgson trade aside, it is logical!
5 years ago, the Twins were just reaching prime years in their career (28), but our teams core was evolving led by Kesler, Bieksa, Burrows, soon to be followed by Edler. The makings of a good NHL team was there, but needed more seasoned talent to both compete at the time, and grow. We wanted to capitalize on that core.
5 years later, Kesler, Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin and even Luongo all had declines in performance. Its not a stretch to think that would continue.
Only Lou has young legs pressing him into a role where he could graciously decline. We do need to get younger.
The problem is our current prospect pool does not appear capable of doing it. The damnation is that since Erhoff, we have given up progressively more valuable prospects for progressively less return. Nor did players received nicely compliment our vets the way Erhoff did. We are getting closer to to being pressed into a corner.
I agree with a separate OP post in answering this one, at least one of our core needs to be sacrificed in a blockbuster to rejuvenate our team. Presumably Lou is the sacrifice, and we need to draft better! There is still a chance with (most of) this core.
But those words smashing Hodgson 4 years ago by AV, now ring Soooo loudly as missed opportunity!
So he wants the team to get younger, but we've traded/given away all our prospects in the last few years... Logical.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 14 June 2012 - 04:51 PM.