Trading an injured player is fine as long as the team receiving said player is aware of it and agrees. Look at Pascal Leclaire a couple years back with Ottawa.
An even better example is a couple years back the Leafs took Olaf Kolzig, Jamie Heward, Andy Rogers and a 4th round pick from Tampa Bay for Richard Petiot. Rogers was a nothing prospect and Petiot wasn't going anywhere with the Leafs while Kolzig and Heward were both injured. So, essentially, the Leafs took a 4th round pick as compensation for taking two injured players off Tampa's cap.
lol Can we please get this thread title updated I just about lost my ****
Yes because it really would have made much of a difference if he was gone for the year or about to step back in. The only positive of Whitney coming back into the lineup as well as Barker is that it will put Petry back to the minors where he should be developing.
An Eager playing his best game consistently is a great 3rd or 4th line player; he's been extremely effective at times.
Other times he's been invisible.
Don't mean to turn this into an Eager thread but this is the truth. He's got the physical tools (size, speed, hands) to be a perfect role player but he is terribly incosistent and doesn't know how to "pick his spots". Not surprising that he has bounced around so much in his career if it is the mental/attitude portion of the game that is holding him back.
So has anyone heard how Whitney felt after the game or this morning for that matter?
Didnt hear a thing, I expect the media will get something out over the next few days/early next week. He didnt get a ton of icetime but I liked his ability to calmly move the puck. Definitely a needed upgrade on our blueline, wasnt watching closely enough to comment on his skating.