Um there's quite a few assumptions in there. Being better all around doesn't necessarily equate to team needs, oh and not to mention Gagner more than doubled Henrique's point output last year and NJ just lost most of their offense.
To put it both bluntly and frankly. So just points matter huh? I guess you think Chris Kunitz is a better hockey player than Pavel Daystuk? HE HAD MORE POINTS!!!!
With the addition of Perron, Henrique makes this team a whole hell of a lot better than Gagner.
Because GM's have a short life span at times. Lou might be on his way out himself, why would he give up an asset when he could screw over the next guy?
He's an incredibly stupid and selfish gm if that is the case. Lou should have a devil tattooed on his rump. You do what is right for the team short term and long term. It was baffling that he didn't cough up the pick when it was 29th.