Island Nucklehead wrote:Ferraro thinks that Kassian trade means the "Canucks wanted to trade Kassian in the worst way.""
LoL why listen to Ferraro? he hasn't won fuck all in this league.
I find him one of the better pundits, actually.
He's basically saying he thought the Canucks valued Kassian that little that they dumped him for a Derek Dorsett clone.
I'd be okay trading Kassian if it meant getting something for the future or the present top-9. We traded him for a more expensive, redundant (he's a LW Dorsett), 4th line player, and we had to give up futures to make it happen.
Even if we swap Prust for a 3rd or a 4th, that means Kassian was the price to move from the 5th to the 3rd/4th round. I refuse to believe that was/is his value.
We've seen this story from Benning repeatedly. Targets guys he wants to get rid of, and dumps them as fast as he can. Even if you go by the most basic "who got the best player in the trade", Montreal wins, and we send a 5th rounder as well.
Linden on 1040 right now saying Canucks approached the Canadiens about Prust last week. Says the Kassian+5th return came together today.