As far as today is concerned it went exactly as I expected, we went hard for Penner but would not pay the price in the end, can't say I am complaining, the D prospect the Kings gave up is better at this point than Tinordi IMO, so we would have had to throw something else in there to beat that offer.
Surprise we didn't go after Arnott, or maybe we did and he didn't want to come here, not sure. That is my only question .. did we offer something for Arnott?
People who thought Gomez was going to be traded this weekend were crazy, sure it was nice to think about and a lot of fun to talk about but it wasn't going to happen.
I think this was a failure. Why for the love of god can we not get 1 big, physical power forward that can score 25+ goals. That is what we need. Period. Sorry, but pleks and cammy are going to get stepped on in the playoffs.
I know you have to overpay. If your serious about a cup run, fricking do it.
Considering what happened today..huge overpayment for Penner in my opinion. No big players really got traded. Gauthier didn't have his 2nd round pick to throw around and I certainly didn't want him to move the 1st. We already moved our 4th and 5th picks.
Unless it's a clear upgrade and for more than just a season, I didn't want to give up anymore picks.
Not surprised the clueless fanbase will whine at Gauthier though.
Would have loved to have gotten Winchester and/or Upshall. There is no way those players were too hard to get. Penner was understandable, but this team could have really used a little jolt of energy today...