Can't believe they traded roy & jagr & didn't get a center prospect back. Jesus I didn't think he could **** this up but he did. Did Jackson sign off on these "prospects"? Oh god who's projected first overall next year?
Was it? The Stars gave up an NHL forward and a third round pick for a d-man the Pens didn't seem to want.
Brenden Morrow was also a rental. A very broken rental with LEADERSHIPPINGS. We got back a 20 year old prospect with enormous upside, and a 5th rounder. At worst? JoMo is a bottom pairing guy, and the pick is a scrub. At best? We get a top pairing defenseman and the pick is not a scrub. All for a rental. That's a steal either way for Brenden if you ask me.
Hey guys, remember when I said "Hey we need a goon to police our new division opponents!"
Ow ow ow, stop throwing rocks at me guys, ow ow that hurts
MacDermid being included in the trade feels very reactionary. It's as if Nieuwendyk watched the Anaheim game, decided that the team needed a fighter, and went and made sure that they got one in a trade. You don't trade for MacDermid hoping he develops into a top 6 player and they don't need him in Austin (they've got Gazdic). I expect him to play in Dallas and be the next Barch.
If the return was Khoklachev and a 2nd I'd have hated this trade. But this? Does JN think he's some sort of prodigy that sees talent in these two players that no one else does? Payne was taken immediately after Kiviaho last year. If Jackson wanted him, he'd have recommended drafted him.
This is idiocy. You don't trade Jagr for peanuts, especially after he expresses a desire to stay with your team.
At least Roy isn't in their future plans.. but this was a bittersweet day.