What is the issue with his trading record?
Grabner for Ballard? Nobody won. Florida waived him and we got an underachiever. Meh.
Samuelsson/Sturm for Booth? We win. Honestly, we got the best player and the other 2 are gone via UFA for nothing. We win.
Kassian or Hodgson? We win. It's still up in the air I suppose but I like what we got back more every game and CoHo looks like what we gave away.
Ehrhoff for White? Come on. That was a HUGE win. Unless, of course, you want to give credit to the cheeseburgler for drafting White(
So what trades has he lost outright? Are you going to say the Grabner deal? Really? He was waived by FLA. WAIVED! That means "please take this floater for NOTHING". I know he resurrected his career as soon as he was thrown away but as far as the trade goes we surely can't have lost it if he got waived.
That isn't a bad trading record in my books. Now the Luongo contract is another story...