This was done after Whitney's breakout year, and both Raymond and Bernier were unproven with potential. Was seen as an overpayment for a risky return for the Pens back then. Today though it would probably be the other way around haha.
Going through that thread I found this gem in there.
Originally Posted by Oilfan2
I agree the trade is silly, especially for Stamkos. However, I wouldn't even consider trading a 19 year old Gagner with his upside for a 33 year old with a $5m hit. Not even close to considering it...St. Louis's best days are behind him and won't bring that much of a return.
I'm sure I have made worse, but this is was in my threads list.
Originally Posted by stryfe604
2012 1st Round pick (Det)
2012 3rd Round pick (TB)
*maybe add a conditional 2nd from Florida if they give it up this year, if Schneider signs for more than 4 years*
Detroit's first would be payment for Hansen, whom is my favourite player from the Canucks. The guy just digs and pushes himself every game. I think him and Thompson on a line would be amazing. Hansen and Thompson together would be an amazing fore check that could pot goals and play on the SH very well. Connolly and the 3rd would be payment for Schneider. The conditional 2nd I put there to make Canucks fans think about it.