I think this was done simply to improve the 'Dogs, and there's no harm in that at all. Now they have 2 big D-men.
I don't recall seeing Aubin play, but at 26 his potential can still be salvaged. Defensemen can take up until 29-30 before I'll throw in the towel on them. Either way, I know Traverse would be terrible if called up, now at least if it needs to happen there'll be a question mark instead of