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Would The Arizona Coyotes Move Oliver Ekman-Larsson?

Mike Heika, Stars beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered your questions about the team in a live chat recently. Here are some highlights:

Last year the P.K. Subban trade came out of nowhere. Do you think there are any other No. 1 defensemen who could be on the market that Dallas could pursue?

Heika: The one guy I would be watching is Oliver Ekman-Larsson in Arizona. He is 25 and can become an unrestricted free agent in two seasons. There is a very good chance he doesn't want to re-sign with the Coyotes because the rebuild could be too long and difficult. Plus, there is always so much uncertainty with that organization.

Arizona needs him to sell tickets, so they probably want to keep him, keep trying to re-sign him, and wait until the last minute to trade him if they are forced to trade him.

But if you blew them away with an offer of draft picks and prospects, I think you could pry him out of there. A deal for Arizona now is smart because it could help the rebuild get started that much earlier.

It would be a high price, but that is a No. 1 defenseman who I think will be traded at some point.

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ilovehomers's avatar

Arizona needs him to sell tickets

HA

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/07/17 at 07:59 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Who realistically could offer up a good enough package to get OEL out of Arizona?

Posted by Primis on 06/07/17 at 08:27 AM ET

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Who realistically could offer up a good enough package to get OEL out of Arizona?

Bergevin could’ve last year.  Maybe Poile.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/07/17 at 08:55 AM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Maybe Poile.

who doesn’t need him.

Posted by duhduhduh on 06/07/17 at 11:39 AM ET

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who doesn’t need him.

Note to self: jokes rarely work on the internet.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/07/17 at 12:22 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/07/17 at 01:22 PM ET

Jokes don’t work when they aren’t presented as jokes…...

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/07/17 at 01:37 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

Note to self: jokes rarely work on the internet.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/07/17 at 01:22 PM ET

You forgot the </joke> or </sarcasm> tags.  grin

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 06/08/17 at 06:54 AM ET

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