It's nice to see a blockbuster like this, since it doesn't happen very often anymore.
Right now, I'd say this deal looks for for both teams. Colorado will win it in the long run though, if EJ reaches his full potential.
I'm sure he will get there but let's be honest the Blues got 2 very solid hockey players. We will see about EJ development and also how bad the Blues finish and how high the Avs draft with that Blues pick
Right now I favor it to St.Louis, gonna see how EJ turns out
Extremely debatable statement you just laid down right there.
It's hardly debatable. Johnson missed a year due to injury, but I find it hard to say 100% sure Subban is better. It's a wash, and taking away the homerness effect, I'd say EJ is slightly better. In any case, I would've LOVED to have the following next year:
It can obviously be better, but an elite d-man as your #1 and another 2 potential studs as 2 and 3? unreal.
This is the kind of deal I would like to see the Habs make. I'm not saying they have the assets to pull off these kinds of names in a trade, but deal for players that can help now and be a part of the core heading into the future. I'm not interested in wasting assets on rentals.
Naw he was more gutsy when he sent Deshardins, Leclair & Dionne to Philly for Recchi.
Trade worked out great for Philly, atleast Recchi was a pretty good player for us. He was my favourite player at the time, just because he was a little guy that could and he had that awesome iron-man streak going.