The only reason hes had these "great" trades is because hes been forced to unload a terrible contract that was HIS own doing.
I'll give Sather praise when he makes a great deal he doesnt HAVE to make.
He reaps what he sews every single year and turns the roster over and over and over again. You cant win that way. He's had ten years and all hes shown for it is a couple of quarterfinal wins. I dont appreciate that. Trade off Redden, Roszival and Drury. Lets see if he can do that. Then ill appreciate, maybe.
Gaborik was basically in the Gomez deal. Jokinen is a guy who is an established top six guy who's deal expires at the end of the year. We gave up a guy who couldn't crack the lineup and an effort third liner. A ton of value is a relative term. For what we gave up it was a ton of value we got back.