i actually really like the trade. i almost couldnt watch the scrubs we put on the 3rd dpair anymore and having a great skating puck moving dman will be very nice. brassard is a C we needed and should help us with puck possession time while allowing boyle to be 4th line C/PK/faceoff guy which is a rolle he can actually excel in. If dorset comes back for the end of season/playoffs and is a pain in the ass to play against then he will be very valuable.
My point is I know it was time to cut ties with Gaborik. I accepted that already. But the return we got actually made me physically ill.
What were you expecting? His value was pretty low from the season he is having. He is starting to age, his cap hit is high. Did you really think we would get a elite prospect back? We got Moore, which is a pretty damn good prospect himself.
Its a move that needed to be done. We clear cap space, acquired a RHD, filled the bottom lines, Boyle gets bumped to 4C, and were more difficult to play against. Yes, we gave up the best play in the trade, but we are a better team i think because of it
Wonder how badly Gaborik wanted out from NY for him to waive his NTC to Columbus.
He said on NHL channel that "when somebody wants to trade you".. so he was asked to waive it.. who wanted to trade him is no secret.. I hope that this year will be the end of Torts experiments in NY city