Well, with a player like Pominville, and being the team captain and well respected around the league (even if not by Sabres fans) I just couldn't believe Regier would trade him without getting a major haul. He wasn't dealt as a culture change, so I figured the return would reflect that.
Anyway...I'm VERY pleased with the deal, and even though I've argued against trading him in recent weeks, this is the type of offer that really couldn't be refused.
You won't find a single person who really thinks the Wild didn't pay well over the odds.
Different situations to other players (Iginla/Jagr/Roy/etc.) but the market just didn't seem to be right. Pominville is a nice complimentary player (who I will root for this year) but he's no superstar or game changer.
I would have expected this type of return for TV, but not Pominville. Darcy has done it again.