But my guess is that was a Canuck fan making the initial proposal.
Lets hear what other fans think of it until we have a consensus......
Ding ding ding, general rule to follow on HF Boards: If you can tell what team the OP is a fan of before looking at the username or Avatar, its a bad deal.
This isnt good for TBL, Purcell just came off a career year, and has found some undeniable chemistry with Stamkos, absolutly no reason for TBL to move Purcell at this point. And a soft player like Raymond who also had a bad year last year certainly doesnt change TBL's opinion.
Tampa trades down from Purcell to Hansen, and Vancouver trades a stellar third line player for a top sixer that I honestly don't know where to slot, and also hands over another winger hurting our depth.
I like Purcell, but I'd rather keep Hansen. Even if we win the trade from a value standpoint, as well as getting the best player in the deal, I'd pass.
Tampa fans, and any other "neutral" fans, are totally justified saying this isn't a trade they'd do as well.