So Minnesota traded a former third round pick for a second. ... Not even that, the signing rights to a former third round pick for a second. They win this one.
Even better, the signing rights to a former 3rd round pick who flat out said he wouldn't sign with us. He was going to be a UFA if we weren't getting a 2nd back for him. Guerin turned literal nothing into a 2nd round pick.
They had 8 picks in the first 2 rounds of this draft, they could afford it. Him not signing an ELC yet isn't really an issue, his advisors have spoken with Arizona and he's comfortable signing there. Russo wrote about it a few times in the last week or so on how Guerin was handling trading his rights. Easiest trade ever for him, he made McBain's advisors go out and find him the best deal. lol
Thanks for the additional info! Yea, if McBain has already said he'll sign with Arizona this makes complete sense and is well worth the 2nd round pick. You're getting a former 3rd rounder with 4 years of development in college that they apparently think highly of.