Rejoint: déc 2018
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The more I look at this deal the more I just don't get it.
Keith wanted to go to a northerly west coast team to be near his kid. Fair enough, but Seattle and Calgary probably weren't interested and Vancouver doesn't have the cap space.
So Edmonton was the only possible destination. Plus its not like Edmonton absolutely needed to make this trade. They had ALL the leverage... and somehow still got the raw end of the deal
I get that Jones was probably going to be lost in the expansion draft, but instead of losing him for nothing they lost him AND a draft asset for a declining player on a bad contract with TWO years left. Which looks really short sighted when Edmonton still has to sign all their RFAs and essentially doesn't have a starting goaltender.
Detroit acquired Staal last year on a similar cap hit but on an expiring deal and got a second round pick for doing so. Even considering the expansion draft, I have no idea how Edmonton could see this as a win.
Now watch Keith put up 50 points next season because if these playoffs proved anything hockey is a complete crapshoot.