Did this trade come as a shock? I knew he was a pending UFA on a rebuilding team but haven't heard any rumours. Surprised me when I just heard in the Jets/Avs game.
Matt Moulson should be a good addition. I was worried that PAP was a product of Tavares when we picked him up, but he's proved me wrong. And Molson has done significantly better.
All the best to Vanek. I've been a fan since I had him in my pool during his monster year in '07 or '08.
I doubt anyone sincerely expected he'd be traded so early, but everyone expected he'd be traded by the deadline. I'm glad he's traded early as it decreases the chances the team plays itself into a worse pick but still no playoffs. Hope they can trade Miller soon, too.