i think this is a great trde for both teams, Kitchener with the loss of Lashoff, McGrath, Turple, and Fraser i don't think were expected to contend but they still have some solid pieces and when they started out so strong, and had such good goaltending, and with london not being as powerful as they were the last few years, this could be kitchener's last year before they have to reload, so they seem to be going all out, i think they should have a mid level team next year, but won't be able to compete iwth a sarnia team that will be going for it, and a london team with an 19 year old Mason and Gagner, with Kane, so i think this is the best move for them, and with Peterborough so close to being out of the playoffs they gain 3 2nd rounders which should really help them in the reloading process and bring them back to championship form in a few years.
Seems like they gave up a lot for him - I guess we'll find out in March whether or not it was worth it.
It is pricey, but I'm pleased that Kitchener didn't have to give up one of the young defensemen in the deal. Not to mention that one of the 2nd rounders came from Brampton in the Auffrey deal, so the cost isn't as huge a hit as it could have been.
OHLAG, well done!
Storm, let me know when you're headed our way! I think a beer to celebrate this one might be in order!