Very nice trade, I wonder where the haters are right now. Geoffrion is a wildcard but you never know.
I like the trade but come on...Grossman got a 2nd and 3rd so it's not like he got something unheard of. If Blake Geoffrion busts then it's Gill for a 2nd. Pretty much what people expected. You make it sound like this shows how he deserves to be the GM of the Habs.
Anyways I thought I would give a bit of a scouting report. Geoffrion is physical and will drop the gloves. He plays with a lot of heart. His two way game is a little overrated as I would never have Geoffrion against a top line, but he is fairly good on his assignments. His hands are atrocious, even during his hattrick I think he shot maybe one puck, the others were weird accidental deflections. Overall I think he is better than just an AHLer but I do think he won't amount to much more than a 4th liner who can take a regular shift (see Jerred Smithson).
Hard to complain about this deal. That's pretty decent return for Skillzie. I still want PG gone next year, but I don't have a problem with having him oversee the trade deadline, especially not if he can get this kind of value for Moen too. God, imagine what Cole might bring.
Good on Gauthier, I know those that looks at stats and his play when he's against their team will say he's a solid stay-at-home guy will laud this deal for the Preds in the playoffs, but you guys snagged a 2nd in a strong draft year. Personally, I hated watching Gill give the puck away constantly for the Leafs, so I know how it is to watch him on the reg.
HOMARID: I am confident Boomer will play in the NHL next season, be it as a 3rd or 4th line forward, he has size, he is smart, he can hit ...
But just the fact that he is our organization is awesome. I am so excited, he should have been here all along.
See, he was a gimme for me in his draft year. Yet, to a certain degree, it's not that bad that we're getting him now. I liked him in his draft and thought the world of him. Now, expectations have gotten a little lower and so should everybody's expectations be. But that would not have been the case if we would have drafted him.