There are two valuations of players: to the team that wants him & to the team that has him. That said, Gibson is Anehim’s backbone. Necas isn’t that for the Canes. Sure, he’s definitely part of their future core, but with the defensive depth & forward talent Carolina has, they’re set up better for long term & immediate success than the Ducks are. Anaheim should absolutely be looking to rebuild and with Gibson signed to a long term deal he’s the foundation the rest of the team should be built around. If done right, they can be back to contention in 2-3 years. If I’m the Canes’ GM I’m looking at how am I going to give my team the best chance at bringing another Championship(s) to Carolina as soon as possible. Heck, maybe the only missing piece *is* Gibson. But you’d best be prepared to pay through the nose for him, because the only reason Anaheim would make that trade was if they got Smaug’s plunder in return. I get that fans are high on their own prospects and say that they’re too expensive to have, but you need to realistically look at what is the team’s goal right now in this moment? It’s absolutely contending for a Stanley Cup. And if it’s *that* important, you sell some future assets to give yourself the best possible chance to win now.