Right. I get why we could/should move him. I just don't understand why some posters think we MUST move him. MacT has the upper hand here. Gags is a sough after commodity as the TDL approaches. MacT knows that and so do the other GMs. Either give us some value back or get lost! Clifford for Gags is a joke and everyone knows it. If that's what was really on the table, then there's your reason why the trade hasn't happened yet and won't.
Russian factor is a serious issue. George McPhee might lose his job because he couldn't get Kuznetsov over here.
All signs point to Kuznetsov coming over after his current contract ends - exactly as he said he would, and as he reiterated this February again. If George McPhee is on the hot seat (to be debated) it's not for that reason.
MacT instills more confidence in his ability every time he deals with someone, i think we may be ok in the future. he isnt stupid and he doesnt panic. all hope could still be tossed soon enough but i would say in his first 8 months on the job mact hasnt got hacked yet/