you make this deal every single day of the week. Tremendous deal. This kid was playing junior last season, he has a ton of potential and is the kind of difficult to play against guy this team has been trying to build around
I have to say that I am very impressed with the last 4 deals we made actually. I have a feeling that Renney is behind all this since I know he mentioned watching Avery a lot before we got him.
1. We got Avery for very little
2. We got Dupuis for Hall, not bad
3. We got Mara for Ward. I liked Ward, but we do need a PP dman.
4. Dupuis for Bourret and a 3rd?!
That is a HUGE steal. He had a very slow start to his minor league career this season in AHL. However, he has turned it on as of late, going at a close to point per game pace there. He is going to be a very good player in the Avery mold...you'll see. The 3rd is just too much here, but I'll take it!
To be honest, I'd rather have 5 Averys on this team than 5 Jagrs. Any day!
we got rid of Krog. Ward (34 years old) forMara (27) and a PP D-man
and Dupuis (UFA) forAlex Bourret (20-year old prospect) AND a 3rd Round pick..
nothing too much given up, got younger, got a prospect and a pick..
btw, Bourret is going to be 4th on the Pack in terms of points behind Callahan (33/18/51), Dawes (14/22/36) and Byers (14/19/33) with 32 pts; in less games than all 'cept for Dawes.. he was injured for a bit in the beginning of the season.
also, his PPG will be 4th on the Pack with .71, behind Cally (.96), Dawes (.84) and Immonen (.72)..