I love the trade. Brassard was wearing out his welcome, Moore was superfluous, and Dorsett is well-liked but quite frankly, a dime a dozen.
And we still have 3 first round picks.
Count me in with DJ...so you take a guy that can't hold down a second line center job, a guy that takes dumb penalties and was a 3/4 line tweener, and John Moore to get an elite scorer...no brainer. My only pang of sadness is seeing John Moore go, but as many have said, JJ, Wiz, Erixon, Prout, Toots, and Niki are a fine top 6 with Golo, Holden, Murray rounding out the corps...
Initial reaction is don't like. Need to think about some more but gut reaction is ugh.
"Every game, every point is a necessity." -- Ty Conklin, January 2007
"I'll have a chance to compete for the post of first issue. This is the most important thing." -- Sergei Bobrovsky, June 2012
Think you guys got a great deal here. Gaborik will fit in well with you, and he's close with Anisimov. Can succeed in a hard working system (40 goal scorer 2 out of the last 3 years). Best of luck to Marian.
How can anyone be upset about this outside of feeling sentimental over losing Dorse? All of these guys were expendable, and we have a legitimate top line sniper to play with Joey. I could not be more excited.
We got taken to the cleaners. And no im not upset about trading Brass, Im upset about trading Dorsett and Moore. I would have rather given up a 1st and Brass than Dorse and Moore. ****
Dorsett is replaceable. The winning streak happened after his injury and other players stepped up. Calvert is a similar player with much more skill and far less stupid penalties.
Moore may pan out, but there's depth at defense. Golo, Moore and Erixon are all very similar. Murray will be above all of them on the depth chart next season. Someone had to go. They can't develop all those defensemen at the same time.
In the long run, the trade probably goes in NYR's favor, but I like this in the short term.