we only got a 2nd for HUET last year who wasnt a dinosaur and playing a bigger role for them. not saying we couldn't use a guy like him but it is an overpayment that's for sure
What is there more value in the NHL for:
Goaltenders or Defencemen?
I'd say D-men, when Manny Legace is being put on waivers, Pascal Leclaire loses a starting job he never really lost and Tim Thomas, despite his great play, still platoons with a former number one goaltender in Minnesota.
He talked of a minor deal to set up something else. Schneider has seen better days, but a trade involving him is not really minor. It's not like trading for Todd Simpson for future considerations. Eklund is still a fraud and forever will be.
Personally I like this move, we all know we needed some experience and help on the blue line. He knows what it takes to win and already has a championship with the habs, definatley going to bring some veteran leadership to the dressing room.
I think there is still more that needs be done, but this is definatley a step in the right direction.