What would fan reaction be if we traded Stone instead of Karlsson?

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  1. Stylizer1

    Stylizer1 HatTrick Swayze

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    Would it have been easier or harder to to deal with?

    We would still have top line forward and the best D in the league.

    Karlsson is the best Dman in the league but for what they did for our team they were pretty equal.
     
  2. FolignoQuantumLeap

    FolignoQuantumLeap Its a trap

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    No they weren't. C'mon. See the 2017 Playoffs for proof.
     
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    There’d be outrage for sure, but not nearly to the same level. The difference between a literal franchise player and super star in every sense of the word, and a high end core piece.
     
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    We'd be pissed, but it wouldn't be the same. Don't get me wrong, I'd be very angry if Stone got traded over money like Karlsson did, but Stone isn't the player Karlsson is.
     
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    I'd still be pretty upset unless it was a can't-pass-up deal (which, knowing Dorion, it would have been can't-pass-up from the other GM).
     
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    It would be upsetting, but somewhat understandable. As much as everyone loves Stone, he is a clear candidate to be one of those long-term UFA contracts that looks horrible in the last 4 years. Karlsson is the kind of player you have on your team once in a lifetime.
     
  7. ReginKarlssonLehner

    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    If anything its the opposite on what you said about Stone. His IQ and hands are the reason he's as good as he is. Those things stay and will make him effective until the later part of his career. Kinda like Jagr.
     
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    Nac Mac Feegle wee & free

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    But, we've already seen whenever Stone comes back from injury it takes him a few games to get back into game rhythm. Even with his high IQ, it doesn't make up for his body being less than optimum shape. The game is just too fast now for average skaters.
     
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    I’d be livid, but less so than with Karlsson.

    Players like Stone come up now and then. We may not have a player like Karlsson for 20 years or more.
     
  10. Caesar Rex

    Caesar Rex Et tu, Dorion

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    If stone showed up we would have won the cup.
     
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    Caesar Rex Et tu, Dorion

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    or ever lol. for instance the leafs have never had a player as good as Karlsson.
     
  12. Que

    Que 2018-2019 Worst to First

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    Elated.

    Because we’d still have Erik ****ing Karlsson.

    How is it a tough choice? Keep either;

    Statistically- the third best defencman all time in the NHL, or,

    The 40th best right winger of all time.
     
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    Stone would be pretty honoured to be called the 40th best RW of all-time.
     
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    Que 2018-2019 Worst to First

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    I originally had 60th, but then I thought by the time his career is likely done, he’ll be higher up. Even then, 4 RW’s for the original six, 2 for the next 16, and 1 for the remaining nine and your at 65.

    65.

    I didn’t intend for that math. I hate everything so much right now. This crap is definitely affecting me in ways beyond fandom, I miss Erik.

    I always thought Chara was my favourite player of all time, but I know that’s now a lie.
     
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    Que 2018-2019 Worst to First

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    Seriously though, don’t you remember the days when you could just gloat and say “no matter how bad it is - we got EK, and one day...” And now poor Josh Norris and Rudy Balcers.

    Hopefully they’re related to Chuck Norris and Rudy from that movie respectively because we need some Hollywood magic to just break even this season. Hopefully Vegas didn’t use all of it last season!

    That defence. Just. So. Bad. Why? God? Why!?!
     
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    Wouldn’t even be half as bad.

    EK is arguably going to be a top 10 defender all time, Stone won’t be a top 100 forward ever.
     
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    ReginKarlssonLehner Let's Win It All

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    Like asking if you'd rather trade a mondeo over a ferrari, I doubt a single soul would have been like "I wish it was Karlsson"
     
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    I much rather give up the very good winger than the generational defensemen
     
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    The anger would have been less, but it still wouldn't have made sense to lose one of only 3 core players we had in the first place, especially with all the dead weight and wrong players prioritized that we're forced to live with. Either pay to play in this league, or find a new hobby Melnyk.
     
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    I would've been way happier because just the fact that Stone was a RFA means that he had a lot more value in a trade compared to Karlsson as a UFA since the team acquiring Stone would've had his rights.

    So all in all we could've had a better return for a player that didn't have the impact that Karlsson does.
     
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    We’re trading both so we’ll get the best of both worlds!
     
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    Karlsson > Stone.

    I'd be more curious of fan reaction to people who didn't realize, or forgot we have Ryan at 7.5 for 4 more seasons.
     
  24. MtRundle

    MtRundle We once were warriors.

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    Exactly- but you forgot Duchene and Dzingle as well :sarcasm:
     
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    DylanSensFan Walk On!

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    There is a good chance we will either trade Stone or lose him in free agency, because of what happened to Karlsson. So it is likely we get to deal with this remorse all over again in less than a year.
     

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