I am not trying to be smart. I just think that people are placing too much emphasis on what we got back for Jokinen. Stud defenseman are hard to find. Ballard is only 3 years in the league. He will just be hitting his stride. Chances are he will get better. You cant find good puck moving defenseman. Everyone wants one. Redden will go for 6+ and Campbell 7+. and there are only 2 of them and 30 teams.
While were spending all this time complaining about what we got back for Olli (forget about the ZERO gaols in 25 games and -19) a guy(Prospal) with the same points(71) is going to Tampa for FREE.
Assets arent as valuable as you think they are. You can ALWAYS pick up points. Stud, puck moving Defenseman ARE NOT available.