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NoNecksCurse 06-27-2014 07:08 PM

Nashville Aquires James Neal from Pittsburgh for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling

i like this... always thought hornqvist was overrated and a 3rd line winger and PP specialist.

nice poile.

Joey Moss 06-27-2014 07:09 PM

Absolute steal for you guys.. wow.

triggrman 06-27-2014 07:09 PM

I like this trade. Hornqvist is great for Weber but Neal is a better hockey player.

Machinehead 06-27-2014 07:09 PM

How I feel about James Neal aside, I'm really happy for the Preds

CaptainLupul 06-27-2014 07:10 PM

Great trade for the Preds. After all the talk on how its hard to attract talent to Nashville, I'm really happy for you guys! Here's hoping you guys go far next year.


SephF 06-27-2014 07:10 PM

great trade for Nashville

NoNecksCurse 06-27-2014 07:11 PM

we were having no success in qualifying spaling btw too... cleared a spot and the salary while getting the best player. easy win for us

iwtb* 06-27-2014 07:12 PM

What a trade for you. If Rinne can play the way he played before the injury, you're a playoff canditate.

BonMorrison 06-27-2014 07:12 PM

Fleeced Pittsburgh so hard - I ****ing love it.

I hate Neal but whatever. :laugh:

Top 6 Spaling 06-27-2014 07:12 PM

I didn't want Neal, but for this price, sure. We need Jarnkrok to become is playmaking C.

Paranoid Android 06-27-2014 07:15 PM

I'll just move my post over here...

Excellent move Poile. Well done.

I was worried about Hornqvist in Lavi's system. Doesn't seem like a good match since Horns isn't the greatest/smartest skater. I'll miss Horny though. One of my favorite Preds

TravisUlrich 06-27-2014 07:16 PM

Pens fan; feeling pretty ***** right now. :cry:

SeventyOneTN 06-27-2014 07:16 PM

I wasn't that excited about Neal, and I hate losing Hornqvist. But at this price there was no choice. This is awesome.

I Will Son 06-27-2014 07:17 PM

Amazing deal. And we kept our pick. Spaling is easily replaced. And Hornqvist while he was great for is, we know he didn't create much on his own. I can see bourque being the guy who goes in front of the net now.

This is awesome. So so awesome. Neal has one of the best shots in the game. Pure scorer. Wow

Top 6 Spaling 06-27-2014 07:18 PM

I love Horny and don't like Neal, but there's no doubt this is a good trade.

AintLifeGrand 06-27-2014 07:18 PM

ugh commercial break!

preds1 06-27-2014 07:18 PM

We keep our pick and D?


TMI 06-27-2014 07:20 PM

No one can ever say anything bad about Poile again. Hornqvist and a player without a contract who might have been gone anyway? Talk about fleecing a team.

braindead 06-27-2014 07:20 PM

Wow. Big fan of this move. Agree with OP- horny is not a top 6 forward although he is a great guy and has a terrific unique skill set. It's a good trade for both teams as the pens need to morph but horny on a wing for Crosby or malkin doesn't seem....obvious.

Filip Forceberg 06-27-2014 07:22 PM

I just really don't see James Neal scoring 30+ goals here. I hope I'm wrong.

Montross 06-27-2014 07:23 PM


Originally Posted by triggrman (Post 87099291)
I like this trade. Hornqvist is great for Weber but Neal is a better hockey player.

Oh man love this deal. Kudos to Poile! :handclap:

Roman Yoshi 06-27-2014 07:24 PM

I am a bit torn on this. We needed Neal but we needed Horny to clean up Neal's garbage.

Also, we got a class A goon. I mean, I am a Boston fan and I gotta tell you, Neal is too dirty even for me.

Machinehead 06-27-2014 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by PredaDORES (Post 87103069)
I just really don't see James Neal scoring 30+ goals here. I hope I'm wrong.

I've watched Neal in the Atlantic/Metro for a long time and he can score 30+ absolutely anywhere. Malkin inflates his assists more than anything else. His goals; you can't teach a shot like that.

Iron Duke 06-27-2014 07:32 PM

Don't think we really fleeced anybody. Neal's production is going to decline away from Crosby/Malkin, and I would expect Hornqvist's to go up. Neal is a more talented finisher, but he's still not a guy that creates a lot of offense on his own, or necessarily makes the players around him better. A lot will hinge upon Wilson not crapping the bed this season or else us getting a real top 6 center to play with Neal.

I also don't relish having to root for a guy that has thrown the kind of cheapshots he has over the past few seasons, let alone giving up one of our best character guys in return.

Captain Hook 06-27-2014 07:33 PM

Neal needs a playmaking center. He isn't going to create many plays but he can finish them with the best of them. He is kind of a hot head. He mostly isn't dirty but occasionally he will lose it and do something really embarrassing and dirty our there.

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