What these guys side. Everyone was belly-aching about roster space after the Letestu signing...well, Letestu is your 3rd line center, Arty/Johan are 1st and 2nd...no space for Brass...Letestu much cheaper...and guess what, now we have that roster space.
Yeah. Well said. This balances out our team better.
Nash for Gaborik
Brass for Anisimov
Dorsett for Dubinsky
Moore forf Erixon
3rd and Delisle for 1st
I know that's not how it works but I can't help it. Personally, I prefer Nash to Gaborik but it's hard not to see this as a win.
I was just trying to look at it in this way. Still digesting, but I'm leaning toward liking it. The only piece I think I would have rather kept is Moore, but there are others who have stepped into and passed his spot on the squad. I like Dorse, but he is replacable. Won't miss Brassard. Gaborik? He brings some of what we lost in Nash. If he waived his NTC to come here, he's miles ahead of where Carter was when we got him.
For a team building for the future, I don't understand why we make trades for today and not tomorrow.
This does not affect tomorrow at all - that is why it is a great trade.
Dorse is basically a 3rd liner/energy/goon. Great guy but expendable. John Moore is young, but let's be honest - he was expandable because we already have Murray/Erixon/Golubouf/Prout, plus Wiz/Jack/Nikita, so we are set with defense on top of whoever we take in the first round this year.
With Johansen/Jenner/Anisimov/Dubie we have the center depth to deal Brassard who was not a part of our future after the last couple disappointing seasons.
We gave up no high draft picks, top prospects, or any major core pieces. We added a sniper who will make all the young guys better and score some goals for the next couple years