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02-16-2013, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by GregSirico View Post
I'm not saying O'Reilly is not a young talent that should not be aggressively pursued, HOWEVER when making a trade you must trade from STRENGTH for WEAKNESS .. that's what makes the TEAM better. This trade does not do that.
thats exactly what this trade does.

Center with Richards being benched is the weakest part of this team.

Stepan is a very good #2.

Then they have what else? Boyle who should be a 4th liner, Miller who probably will get sent back down to minors, and then Halpern and Powe?

On defense they have 3 all-stars, Stralman has been a very solid player lately. And this trade would get another defenseman in return, probably a right handed guy with a shot and some ability to move the puck.

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