Brassard is the centerpiece. Not Dorsett. But they're all decent returns... This is not a bad trade. Should have gotten a better pick than a 6th, but its still not bad considering. Gabby wasn't fetching anything more than what we just got.
It helps our center depth; we now have a legit 3C. It gives us a very solid and very young 6th dman. And it gives us an NHL-ready, gritty RW'er (who is out for the season, granted, but will be fine next season). These are all the things people wanted. What is everyone complaining about? Its not THAT bad.
Not to mention the oldest one of them is 26!! WTF with the freaking out?
I don't understand guys. We got our 3rd line Center. We got a mobile quick skating Dman.
We got a gritty winger when he is healthy...
We fixed some issues..
Agree. This is a move that can fill a lot of holes. Like Dorsett too, however is injured. I think Brassard will make for an excellent 3rd line center. Boyle will be moved to 4th and pk. Yesterday grit was added. And there is still time to add a depth d-man.
A 40 goal scorer who was struggling this year. Who is as one dimensional as they come. And who does nothing to produce offense when he isn't scoring goals. Completely reliant on the players around him. This is not the end of the world. The two forwards they got back in the trade + the upgrade to Clowe will more than make up for the lost 40 goals in terms of offensive production. And makes the team less top-heavy, gives pretty solid depth, fills in holes, and makes us much less easy to shut down in the playoffs. Give me a break with the chicken little, sky is falling crap.