- Got a 2nd this year, which is a nice return. I don't see the Preds going into the conference finals or winning their division even with this trade, so hopefully that pick is close to 50th overall.
- Geoffrion has already shown he can play in the NHL and play well in a stretch drive. He was real good for Nashville late last season. Good size, decent offensive skills, character player, plays an aggressive game and of course, great bloodlines, etc. Could see him fitting in on a line with Eller and Leblanc for a long time. But he has sucked this year in the NHL and AHL, so that is a concern. Keep him down there until he starts lighting it up, IMO. And the pick being tied to him playing 40 games next year is fine, that's enough time to determine if he's a legit NHL player or not.
- Perfect timing right before a gigantic 4 point game for tank nation. Sends a clear message we are sellers, which will hurt team morale.
In 2011-12, Gill (a great guy btw... apparently he likes the Black Keys!) has become one of the worst (when he is on the ice either we get stuck in our end or we give the puck back to our opponent in the neutral zone) even strength D in the whole freakin league imo. Needless to say I am thrilled about the return.