I would have preferred to keep him over Gilbert, but I think it's actually a reasonable return. Grebs is an RFA, correct? He wasn't that easy to sign last year, and his QO would have far outstripped his worth based on this year's play. His Olympic appearance would have probably only made contract negs more difficult. Overall, I'm ok with it...
If we hung on to Grebs, I don't think he would have accepted a deal less than what he's received to this point. With his performance, if we tried to re-sign him at his current rate, Tambo would have been torched by the media and fans.
Grebs has been absolutely terrible this year but I will miss him.
It would have been nice if Grebs had gotten some solid playing time with Lubo for some stretches this season, to make him look good like last year. Would've been a 2nd+, at least. Oh well. Now we know why they called up 2 Falcons defencemen.
The Oilers just sawed 3.15 million off their salary cap - regardless of his play this season I'll bet that Grebs would have taken the Oilers to the woodshed for the same number this summer. Good trade.