Think Islanders went the wrong direction with this trade. Moulson is the perfect partner for Tavares, and isn't getting paid huge like Vanek is. Giving up those picks as well...ugh.
Agreed. That's a whole lot to give up for the Isles, especially the pick, and a lot of salary too. I do think Vanek will look amazing with Tavares, however, but the deal will be brutal if they can't re-sign Vanek before the summer.
Moulson's numbers are soft and when you look at the % of his numbers when Tavares was on the ice-- it will be interesting to see how big of a dip he will have---on the flip side, Vanek's numbers for his career are based upon his own talent--Islanders win the deal--That first round pick could be around 20 to 25 overall
Oh god yes please. As long as Miller signs for a decent amount for a few more years.
I think Ehrhoff the underrated part of that... I think he changes complexion of team... I mean seriously Petry can play "his" game... no longer has to be PMD... let him use size skating to take care of things... let Ehrhoff outlet the puck
Has trickledown effect on roster... Smid gets pushed down... gets to watch out for Schultzy... making both better I think... less minutes over all and can focus on their strengths
Last Ference Belov is balanced... physical intelligent mostly reliable... Ference will serve us best with less minutes... less to expose his weakness in defense coverage
And behind them a real NHL goalie... would be so nice