Could Dallas look to trade Morrow?

There were rumblings the team was thinking of trading Brenden Morrow. I’d be shocked, but looked into it. He has a no-trade, and, unless things have changed in the last few days, he hasn’t been asked to waive it.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion/2011/10/realignment-plus-30-thoughts.html


17 Responses to Could Dallas look to trade Morrow?

  1. LeafsNation4Ever says:

    Looks like Reimer has the start tomorrow.. From what I've heard. I'll check again in case. 

  2. dumbassdoorman says:

    I do not see joe trading his captain with the team playing so well. especailly after losing richards last year.

  3. hockey_lover says:

    It would be SUCH the stupid move. The team is WAY hot right now. There is no sense to it. 

    If they fall off pace or whatever, sure. But not until then.

  4. dumbassdoorman says:

    I know mojo won't like me saying this but why would they even if they do? He is not a UFA and worth as much next year. keeping him helps the young guys and maybe they get lucky in the ufa market this summer?

  5. TheLeafNation91 says:

    I know Frattin has no goals…But he's go to be better then Joey Crabb??

    Also, I hope Gunarsson is off the trade block now.

  6. dumbassdoorman says:

    yes but this move was done to get him more playing time and build his confidence. I completely agree with it, plus I think eakins is a way better devlopment coach for our young prospects

  7. Kessel_Leafs48 says:

    ya this move isnt because hes not playing well, he's playing great the way i see.. its more for him to find his confidence for putting the puck in the net. Let him get a couple goals in the AHL, find his scoring touch, bring him back up and he'll play the same way he's been playing but he'll put a couple points up on the bored as well.

  8. dumbassdoorman says:

    Ya but now that he is down, I bet he stays there for a better part of the year. I would prefer it that way, like I said Eakins is a better coach IMO. Long term it is better for frattin to stay there all year. I wouldn't mind seeing Gardiner go down for a bit, pending on how his minutes go.

  9. mojo19 says:

    Damn…. Ya Morrow is killing it, and a major reason why Dallas is so dominant right now in the West. I was hoping they'd be struggling by mid-November and we'd see those Morrow to Toronto rumours ramp up. But the way things are going, I just don't think its a possibility.

  10. mojo19 says:

    Joey Crabb is absolutely killing the AHL with 15 points in 9 games. He has earned a callup. If that type of performance doesn't warrant a callup then what the hell do you have to do??

    Matt Frattin on the flip side has played well, but is snake bitten. He's got 1 assist and a -1 rating through 11 games. So he's played well, but let him get more than 12 mins a night and find a scoring touch down on a line with Colborne.

    I see nothing wrong with this move. Also Joey Crabb is perfectly suited for that 3rd line. He's a big physical guy who drives the net, and he'll gel well with Bozak and Lombardi, I believe.

  11. dumbassdoorman says:

    Absolutely agree, if he can play big minutes in important situations especially with Colborne and Kadri, you may find the makings of an instantly insertable NHL line. The three of them finding chemestry together down there is good for everyone.

  12. mojo19 says:

    Kadri – Colborne – Frattin

    That would be a deadly AHL top line. And good point doorman, they could instantly come in as an NHL 3rd line and not be out of place. For once in Leaf Nation, the future is bright. We have some legit NHL talent playing in the minor league system. Joey Crabb is another example of that. We can call up a guy who is a beast power forward in the AHL, but will probably never be more than a solid, quality grinder in the NHL. But Crabb played really well, and physical for us down the stretch last year when we were on our tear. I remember being at a Leafs-Sabres game late in the year and Joey scored the game winner mid-way through the third.

    CRABB MAN! WOOOO!!!
    Go Crabb Man!

    In Crabb we trust.

  13. dumbassdoorman says:

    Ya I have been a diehard fan for a long long time, this means I am old lol, just not old enough to have seen a cup. But to look at the team and have hope for now and the future is awesome. talented teams on ice and in office draw talented UFA's coaches etc.

  14. mojo19 says:

    Yep, great organizational depth at all positions. I mean even having guy like Fletcher and Dudley kicking around the front office in secondary positions doesn't hurt. Scott Gordon as an assistant coach is huge. I believe he has the team playing a lot meaner.

  15. dumbassdoorman says:

    Oh absolutely those are huge additions, credibilty is a great thing to have. On a side note, lets say Morrow became avail. what do you think it would take to get him?

  16. mojo19 says:

    Well, what cir*****stances would he be available under? Let's say, some kind of free fall from the Stars putting them out of the playoffs and in a seller's position close to the deadline.

    I think you start with Kadri or Colborne, plus a first round pick, and maybe a decent depth forward that Dallas could use right now like Bozak, Lombardi, or Armstrong.

  17. mojo19 says:

    Maybe less. Morrow only has 2 goals and 4 assists this year, so he's not exactly killing it on offense. On the other hand, he's such a warrior and he changes the game with a huge hit and by shutting down top forwards on the opposing team. Kind of like Mike Peca back in the day. So I'm not sure, but I think the trade value would be in that vicinity.

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