I hate seeing Kessy go. I think he has the potential to be a huge fan favorite kind of NHL player, on the fourth line. Like a very poor man's Milan Lucic.
I do like Rieder a lot, though. He's always looked excellent for Kitchener and team Germany in the games I've seen. Don't sweat the statistical regression from him this season. Everybody in Kitchener had a disappointing offensive year.
It's a solid trade. It's one that makes sense, given that we have Samuelsson, Martinook, Brown, etc in the org. already. Need more skill. Reieder has that.
Still, hurts to lose Kessy.
All of it is Dave Tippett's fault. He's the worst.
Asked Oil fans on their board about Tobias, one user compared him to Korpi, which I would be completely down for.
Was apparently voted one of the best PKers in the OHL this year and scored 40 goals last year(rt mentioned his regression). Can play all three forward spots apparently, having moved from wing to center this season.