The value of an Edler and Hansen for Benn trade is actually close to fair. The thing I am not entirely sure about, is what Dallas needs in terms of assets that will help their team since they are not rebuilding. The other intangible, is how many teams would be interested in aquiring a Benn type player, who needs a big raise, and still be able to fit him in under the new cap next year. If any other teams can afford it salary and asset wise, that will drive up the bid from Edler + Hansen to that + something else we might not want to part with in addition.
Also, how happy would Dallas really be to move an unsigned player in Benn, for another unsigned player in Edler?
Benn with the Sedins would rock, since Kes Burr and whoever else would make a great 2nd line again. Personally, without knowing what it is we get back in any goalie trade, I would hesitate to ship Edler IF he really wants to stay in Vancouver for a fair price.If he doesn't, for whatever reasons, then that just forces the future goalie trade to evolve into aquiring a solid Dman instead of scoring forward.
Now, of the teams we might think want a goalie, who might those Dmen be?
Edited by Green Building, 15 January 2013 - 12:19 AM.