The two forwards they got back in the trade + the upgrade to Clowe will more than make up for the lost 40 goals in terms of offensive production.
When you add up goals from Nash, Stepan, Hagelin, Richards and Callahan so far you don't get 40 goals. 82 games, you still need ~0,5 goals per game. From 3rd liners, even if divided with 3 players? Not going to happen.
John Giannone: Again--this trade COULD BE a prelude to something else today OR could set up the Rangers for signing and dealing with their own or others down the road. So sit tight and stay tuned. I know there is much interest from the rangers.
From live chat.
And Sharks get Torres for a 3rd rounder.
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John Giannone: I would be very surprised if the rangers haven't finalized something else. Remember, deals just have to be filed with the league office. They can be announced-pr news pbroken--after 3 p.m.