Rejoint: mai 2016
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This thread is an absolute dumpster fire. Both teams did well in the trade. Bruins got a RW'er who doesn't have to be "the guy" here and slots in nicely on the 2nd line with DeBrusk and Krejci. Both have played extremely well since Nash's arrival. They've been very good defensively, and in the possession game. Rangers did well getting a 1st round pick, a nice defensive prospect with a top 4 ceiling and NHL floor (I think Lindgren, at worst, is a bottom pairing defenseman) and a player in Spooner, who has found his game on the wing.
Did the Bruins give up a lot? Meh....It depends on how you view it. On the surface, it seems like a lot. By that I mean if you don't follow the Bruins (which I'm sure most posting in here don't). Spooner was not in the long-term plans here. He was an RFA who was going to need a new contract. Bruins have plenty of young wingers coming up with upside. They traded a good defensive prospect, but still have Zboril, Lauzon, and Vaakanainen. All three of these defenseman have similar to more upside than Lindgren does, at this point. The first round pick stings, but when you've drafted 6 players in the first round, the last 3 years (2015 = Zboril, DeBrusk, Senyshyn , 2016 = McAvoy, Frederic , 2017 = Vaakanainen) the pick is expendable. Beleskey is expensive garbage at this point and having the Rangers retain 50% of his contract helps. Bruins also got Nash at 50% which helped them.
5 pages of this trade? Maybe just ignore it. Accept that it was a good deal for both sides and move along.