Definitely didn't expect him to go to Carolina. Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Jeff Skinner, Alex Semin, Jussi Jokinen and Tuomo Ruutu, that's actually a VERY good top 6! Obviously they're set in goal too with Cam Ward. Their defense isn't great, but it isn't awful either, they've got Pitkanen, Faulk, Gleason, McBain and Harrison from last year, Corvo was a good value signing, and I could see Ryan Murphy playing some games this year. Their bottom 6 isn't great, but even still I could see them being fairly decent next year. Definitely another team that could be better than us.
Not sure why people are happy that a team competing for a playoff spot with the Leafs is getting better. You people really like draft picks that much that you would rather a better draft position over a playoff spot?