Some interest in San Jose Sharks prospect Brandon Mashinter. He's a banger having a down year offensively in the AHL, but might get a shot in an energy role somewhere. Heard the Carolina Hurricanes considered him, but getting Kevin Westgarth probably eliminates the need.
He got an NHLer, and the one he wanted. Some would argue that overpaying a little to get exactly what you want isn't overpaying.
Some would argue that Westgarth isn't an NHLer (soon to be 29 year old who's played in 90 NHL games) but point taken...and I wasn't saying they should've traded for Mashinter either as he really has almost zero NHL value.