So you're willing to trade the better player because of his salary?
Actually yes, I would most certainly trade a 5 point 3 million player for a younger guy who has the same exact potential, actually probably much higher, than Brassard has, only difference is Turris hasn't gotten nearly the chance that Brassard has gotten. Not going to say Turris is a better player or will, but Brassard has had plenty of great chances to shine and he has pretty much blown them all. I don't necessarily care about getting Turris as much as I'd love for us to off-load Brassard's terrible contract and I'd rather get a closer to ready Turris than a 2nd round pick or something like that for Brassard and I'm sure we couldn't get that much of a defender for Brass.
If that is what the return for Turris was I think Brassard can get a little bit better then what I expect, maybe; however his contract will probably be what ultimitely screws us of a decent return for him.
I guess the equivalent would be Moore and a second, so I agree with you. I also think I would have accepted that return for Brassard, but his contract will make it difficult for us to do that well. It may be that we're "stuck" with him, though it's possible that he could suddenly have it all click in for him and make him much more valuable than that. We can only hope, I suppose.
Honestly. I'm kind of relieved that David Rundblad is gone. His defence is terrible. Having Karlsson is bad enough. We need RD that can play defense too. Cowen is turning into a beast, and Rundblad was holding back Brian Lee who is developing a pretty decent two way game right now and Matt Carkner who is a solid bottom pairing d-man. Anderson is getting obliterated in nets because the defense has been terrible.
Was more upset about the 2nd rounder being added, would have preferred a player like Bobby Butler, but dahwell. Just like when Columbus got Vermette, trading from a position of strength. Even if its a slight overpay, 3rd overall picks always have huge upside, I don't care what happened in Phoenix, his style didn't fit Tippett's system. I just hope Ottawa doesn't Filatov him.