I was asked this question tonight on a WHL radio show
What could the Regina Pats get for Jordan Eberle should they decide to move him at the trade deadline.
It's a good question and one I think may set a new precedent should a trade take place.
His stock has never been higher. He's a player, a gamebreaker and someone a team lives or dies with. He makes that much of a difference.
A few years ago the Saskatoon Blades traded Devin Setoguchi for defensive prospect Stefan Elliot and the Cougars 1st pick overall in the 2008 bantam draft which turned out to be D Duncan Siemens (3rd overall).
Although a bidding war may dicate his final value, (again, if he's traded at all) I think the ransom in return should easily exceed what the Cougars paid.
Is he worth two first round picks in consecutive years plus a 16 year-old top prospect already playing in the WHL?
Perhaps it's a 1st round pick in 2010, a 3rd round in 2011, a 16 year-old prospect and an 18 year-old depth forward/defenseman?
Is this too much to ask?
There's a part of me that wants to see a move happen just to see how big the final price tag is.
What would you pay for his services? It's a question I'm going to ask in the days leading up to the trade deadline.