While I'm of the "believe it when I see it" camp, could a 'Nucks fan tell me a little about Allen?
Washington got the btter end of this deal in my opinion. Allen will be top 4 with the Caps no problem and in my opinion will be a solid top 4, for years to come. He might even be a top pairing guy when he's done developing.
Damnit, I hope this isn't true from a Canucks POV.
That's a great deal for the Caps,and they dump some more salary.And to the Caps fans who think they aren't dumping salary, look at the past few deals.Jagr was the ultimate salary dump as they also had to pick up some money.And if they wanted to win next year they would have kept Carter not deal him for a later rather then now.
I don't see what Allen has done to show that he'll even be a top 4 guy, let alone a top pairing guy. If this is in fact true, I'd be very happy as a Canucks fan. While I still personally don't think Cloutier will get the job done when it matters, at least the team is making the necessary moves to make itself better for the playoffs.
If true, the Nucks were flat-out fleeced. Allen is overrated, IMO, but I'm surprised the Nucks would give up so much. Maybe my prediction that Zhitnik will be in Vancouver come playoff time will be correct.
Considering that this is the same guy that started a thread about how Zhamnov to Vancouver was pretty much a done deal, I'll go with the guess that this is bs. Canucks get totally screwed in this "deal".