Vaananen was far from awesome. Ever since Parent took his spot he played like crap.
with that being said, i still wish Jones was moved instead
I agree with this. Parent's comeback makes this move (over Jones) much easier to swallow. I still think Jones is as good as gone in the next week, along with Lupul.
Metropolit sucks though, don't mind seeing him leave at all. Powe brings much more to the ice than Metro. Maybe he'll find a linemate he can work with offensively in MTL, but he obviously didn't find anyone here.
Metropolit has some skill, but he isn't very physical at all. He's also been pretty snakebitten. Overall, pretty good player.
Vaananen was awesome in the beginning of the year, but Alberts much, much improved player, and Parent's return made him expendable. He hasn't been anywhere close to where he was at the beginning of the year. He's still a good player if given steady minutes.
Metropolit is serviceable as a 4th line center, I don't really care that he's gone, I think Powe can serve his role better anyway. Vaananen on the other hand was critically horrible asset management, he's a very solid defenseman who has consistently been better than Alberts when he was given playing time.
Metro is a decent face off player but brings all but nothing to a 4th line, in an ideal world he should be used on the 3rd line.
the habs' 4th line probably plays as much as any other team's 3rd line, when tanguay and latendresse come back from injury, the 4th line is gonna be something like laraque-metropolit-kostopoulos/dago, with 1/2 laraque shifts played by a decent player