Upon reading your post, a dozen or so smart-alec type remarks went through my head regarding the trade, but then after a little more careful reflection it seemed to me that regardless of whether this trade happened or not, the Kings were not destined for the playoffs. Even if they somehow managed to get into the first round that was going to be it.
I think the only result of this trade - other than the Isles improving their own fortunes - is going to be the loss of likely future top-6 forward in Tambellini. I suppose it's possible that Grebs might have developed into something more than he had under a different system that used a different development methodology and game-winning strategy, but he wasn't showing it at all in Manchester. He needed a change and Murray was likely not going anywhere for the remainder of this season.
Things might be different in the future, once Murray's gone and perhaps Dave Taylor, too. Their legacy will be the Monarchs, for whatever that's worth, many seasons of lost opportunities due to injuries, and some poor trades mixed with a few just OK ones.
It'll be interesting to see what journey the Kings embark on once Murray's gone. The Kings' recruitment and choice of minor league coach hasn't panned out all that well. The same could perhaps be said for player trades, too. I wonder how it's going to go as they recruit for a new coach?
Agree Reggie. The shelves are not so full are they? DT has done a serious crap job this season. The D has looked like this since October, that's 6 months of s***. DT trades the only 2 nhl ready(arguable) prospects for a PP specialist and a injured player. By the way, how's the PP look? Not any better huh? Yea oh well "must be the players fault again, show em how to do it Armstrong".
I really believe now that there needs to be a complete house cleaning this offseason. What ever magic DT had has gone on vacation. And what really has he done in the draft that is so great? Pick up players that FALL into your lap? No real genious there.