"Who cares if he outscored jagr by 30 or 40 points"?
I do. Most people do.
Hartnell will be back in the middle of next week. Schenn and Voracek are starting to warm up. The team will produce much better in the near future.
Do you really think the risk of trading Wheeler/Pavelski for Giroux (+ waiver pickup) is so great, it's not worth doing?
I don't. I'd do it. But that's just my opinion.
Next year when Jagr isn't in Dallas anymore and Benn has a slow start to the season, I won't be bailing on him and saying it's because Jagr left town. But, that's just me.
I don't know why you'd want to compare Giroux to Kane, Ovie and Richards when they are all in totally different situations.
Ovie has had 3 diff coaches with 3 different styles in the last 18 months. They took one of the most lethal snipers and tried to turn him into Michael Peca.
Kane probably attended as many frat parties as he did practices last while (although he has obviously dedicated himself this year). Do you think Giroux shares Pat Kanes party habits?
Richards (33 years old is worth noting) was traded from the Stars to the NY Rangers, he experienced an 11 point drop from the year before. I'd personally never put my eggs in the basket of a guy recently traded. James Neal comes to mind. It can take a bit of time and it's usually smart to go anther way.
These are the things I consider when I determine my opinion about Girioux's next few months. I'd like to see that offer come across my screen. Not much to lose and a whole lot to gain. Good luck.