We basically gave up Gaborik AA Dubi Erixon a 1st rd pick for Nash and brassard lol
By "basically" you mean to the exclusion of a factual description of the trade correct? Lol
Dubi was grossly overpaid at 4mil per which was a major factor in Nash trade. Dorsett is tougher and more offensively gifted than Prust yet you fail to include as well as Moore who is susposed to have upside. Brassard has scored 1 less point then gabby this yr and fills a gaping hole and is a much better two way player.
We have lindberg,fast,mcilrath,kreider and miller in the mix next yr with these moves. We will be in very good shape!
I think this is actually a pretty good deal, overall.
Brassard has some offensive punch, isn't exactly old yet, and was a highly thought of draft pick. He could still benefit from a change of scenery, so we'll wait and see with him.
Dorsett will be a godsend. He'll do a good job of replacing Prust and become a fan favorite.
Moore looks really good. Love his stride. People will be very happy with his skating. Has some good offensive upside. Wish he was right handed. Overall, we get depth, move salary and, coupled with Clowe, kind of get a Dubi/Prust replacement from Clowe/Dorsett. Could work out well for us. The team, however, has really changed over the last 10 months. A lot.
Moore can still develop into a really good, two-way, middle pairing dman. Really wish he was RH. Brassard should be good for ~40+ points and still COULD be a guy who puts up 50+. Dorsett will be a fan favorite and provide something needed.
Agree 100%. In all honesty, we were among the weakest, and least physically intimidating teams in the league. Things have definitely changed with the recent moves.
Maybe too much though.
This is one of those situation where you have to wait and see. If the lieces fall into place, I have a feeling that I will really enjoy watching this team.
....Its scary how different this team is from two years ago. A team really liked, BTW
Yeah, we definitely need to wait and see, but right now these pieces we're getting fits the system better. We still have Nash who can score like no body's business, and a lot of other guys who can put up points. The Rangers were simply not getting it done this year and these moves might just get us back on track. I'm excited for seeing what these guys can bring to our team.
Give me a ****ing break. You go on and on about how Gabby has been off this year while claiming he will suck forever, but even though Clowe has zero goals this year, he's going to revert to his career average?
Holy hypocrite batman.
Where did I say Gaborik was going to suck forever? Please find the post. I will wait.
So much. This is a good hockey trade. Expecting a stud piece back for Gaborik was stupid. Expecting one trade would bring in something that would "fix" this team was stupid. Dismissing this trade as one that doesn't help this team take a step in the right direction is stupid. This trade doesn't fix us or solve our issues. It addresses SOME issues, gives us some depth and is not a bad overall return. That is all.
I understand that Gaborik needed to go, but the best thing he got in return was a 6th round pick?
A shame Columbus didn't accept Gaborik for Anisimov, Duby, Erixon, and a first.
Why would they?
Gaborik is older, having a down year coming off significant shoulder surgery, and has 1 more year left on his contract. Nash has more value. People are severely overrating Gaborik right now based on past production when he managed to stay healthy (a rarity for him).