Reefer2 wrote:Is this the deal HW was talking about?
Yep. But I do hear he has a few things on the fire to try and recoup picks. We'll see I guess.
We have goaltending. We have a top four RHS D man. We need a new number one centre to replace Hank.
I like the trade. At least we get a fifth back for the Prust trade
It was a steep price but that's the price for a top four D. He's added Stecker and now Gudbranson to the fold, plus Trymakin last season. I like this move.
He said today he has one D man ranked in the top five and will pick BPA at that pick. My take is that he is eying a foward at 5 but if he's not there then he will pick a D. So wonder who out of Taychook and Dubois he has his eye on.
Besides, when we sign Stamkos we will have no room for McCann
I think they liked McCann but saw him as a little bit of a project, Benning said he thinks he will develop into a top six in a few years. With Gudbranson they get a guy he plans to pair with Hutton. That really knocks Sbisa down to bottom pairing. Or traded perhaps. We have more options now. Out of McCann, Virtanen, Horvat or Hutton, I'd rather lose McCann and in this case the return is very good.