KO is by far the worst player on the team. He needs to go although I dont see us getting anything more than a 5th or 6th round pick for him...although that still does us a favor because it gets him off the ice.
I think it's that he's not as good as isles fans want him to be. He's still a good player, an NHL player, hardly a guy this team can afford to toss aside.
If we get used to KO as a 3rd line player, we'd judge him in a much different way. Same for Bailey for that matter. If Nielsen was making $7MM a year, like say Gomez, I assure you many wouldn't see him as the player he is.
This can't be emphasized enough, especially the Nielsen/Gomez part.