I was thinking what if we traded Joel? What is he going to do after this year? He has stated that he wants to come back here, but does that mean he wants to sign a one year offer to get his bird rights or does he just sign a 4 year contract starting at the MLE? If the latter is true then why not trade Joel this year knowing full well that he would be coming back. If I was him I would want to make this team better so I might even ask for it. Also for Joel I don't know if the playing time and production he has given so far this year would warrant much more of a MLE contract. Joel could also go to a team that maybe could have a chance to win a championship and that would be great expierence to bring back to this team.