I'm ecstatic about this deal. Karsums has the potential to be a skilled, top 6 forward, think pure playmaker. Lashoff has definite top 4 defenseman potential and could be a nice 30 point, 90 PIM guy. Great work from Lawton!
Say what you want about Lawton but his 4 trades as a GM I would say he won 3 of them. Only loss I would give him is SOB for Krajicek.
You could be right. I just am not real trusting of this entire group right now, although I do believe they are making some progress. I keep trying to remind myself that they are all new at this and there is a learning curve. I do like this trade and I like the fact the Recchi heard about this from Barrie and not on tv. And kudos to Recchi for being a class act on the way out, some nice things to say about the owners.