Dumb deal. Chris Kelly is the kind of guy you keep around in a rebuild like ours. Great defense to insulate the youth. Great character guy. Frig man.. Bryan Murray better have great faith in this years draft!!....
Guys it's full on rebuild mode, the old guard is leaving that means all of them. Kelly Fisher I'd expect Phillips and Neil to follow new blood needs to be injected into this team the core that was here just never got it done
Was Kelly part of the problem, though?
I don't see any point in trading one of the best 3rd line centre's in the league for a very low 2nd round pick. At best, we get a younger Chris Kelly, but that's at very best. I was really pleased with the Fisher trade, this one just sucks.
We may all be overvaluing Kelly, just cause he's been around for a while and rarely disappoints for a 3C, but a second? Come on BM.
Really, everyone this pissed off? I dont like the trade, but like its pretty fair value. If I was GM, I'd have Kelly in my future plans. If they don't, it makes sense to do this. Oh btw, and I know you're reading this Fuhr... I ****ING TOLD YOU HE'D LAND A 2ND.
Tough to see battleship go, great player, great leader, had to happen as we're about to embark in a new direction. 2nd rounder works for me with players like Smith, Winch and O'Brien coming up. One must think Murray likes what he sees in this draft as he is only asking for draft picks.