Santini is a few years away and Fucale is good, but, I like this. Sekera isn't Coburn, but we wouldn't have been able to get Coburn for McBain (A castoff) and a mid level 1st that'd be a couple years away as well.
You guys are gonna LOVE Sekera. Really underrated here on HF.
OTOH, I know nothing of McBain -- scouting report?
Offensive defenseman with a great shot, reasonably responsible in his own end. Had some conditioning issues coming into camp this year, and was in the doghouse most of this year, probably for similar issues. Looked like a star when he first came up, so if you can get him to work, he could be a pretty good player.
Perfectly fine with this. McBain was horrendous and Sekera is a damn good defenseman. We gave up a prospect who wouldn't be here for three years anyway to majorly upgrade our defense. Nothing to complain about.
Fantastic trade. This helps us right away and gives us a cost controlled option for the next two years. I like the move. Hate that we didn't swing getting ANY pick back in the deal but it looks good to me.