Rejoint: mai 2017
Mentions "j'aime": 157
It’s a great deal for Detroit, but it’s smart by Tampa too. ABB, Colton, Joseph, Maroon, PEB, and Perry have secured the spots in our bottom-six and I’m sure one if not both of Raddysh and Katchouk will be kept on the active roster so they don’t have to go through waivers. Obviously we’re not using all three extra roster spots on forwards. Stephens was probably going to be the one who didn’t fit anywhere but lots of teams were probably interested enough to grab him off waivers. Instead of losing him for nothing, we got an asset for it. We had zero leverage here, so it’s was never going to be completely fair compensation, but it’s better than nothing. Meanwhile, Detroit probably would have lost out had he gone to waivers. They basically paid a 6th for someone who is at worst a 4C and could easily blossom into an aggressive forechecking 3C. The odds of a 6th turning into something better than that are slim, so it’s a win for them.
I said it was a fair deal because it’s a win/win, but I do think Detroit was the bigger winner.