Is it just a 1 for 1? I'd definitely rather have JVR. I don't think this makes them much more competitive though. Solid draft, good trade, but right now this move doesn't improve them drastically, at least in my opinion.
I agree. I think Schenn has a bounce back year in Philly, and have always like a good UNH kid like JVR.
Both teams have some work to do though. While they have lots of cap space (Toronto may have 12m), they have major holes to fill. Resigning Kulemin, Frattin, Franson and a 7th d AND getting a starting goalie.... Don't know if that can be done for 12m. Their problem is that they have way too much tied up in guys like Lombardi, Connolly and Komisarek.
Wild trade. As a Bruins fan, it doesn't faze me. We've dealt with both those chumps plenty 'nuff. I'm a bit surprised that Tronno would deal a bluechip Dman, though. I thought that was their weak spot and that forwards were okay. Maybe they are working on something else...