Origins of this trade have been chronicled well over the past few days between both Pollak and the Merc and FTF. It was supposed to go down earlier this week, but Wallin used his NTC to try and get an extension out of DW. Carolina fans seem think highly of him, and we need help on the blueline to be sure. I'm glad we didn't have to send anyone the other way. I do wonder if we have any picks left in the early rounds, but that's just me being overly whatever about picks.
He'll be in the lineup against Toronto on Monday.
Welcome to the team Niclas!
Still trying to sort out how I feel about this move. We DO really need help on the blue line, and none of our guys went to Carolina, so, I like it for those reasons. He's only here for the year too (rental anyone?) and isn't too pricey. But he puts us either at or over the cap and he shuts down the Woostah Shuttle. I like McGinn and want him back. Same with Not Kyle. Not being able to shuttle those guys back and forth as needed means we've lost a substantial amount of flexibility when it comes to injury management for the rest of the regular season. Plus, does his sudden addition means Pickles is worse off than we think injury wise? I also like draft picks. Why do we keep giving those away. I have this uneasiness about this trade, and I can't quite figure it out. Guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
I swear DW, if you trade away Clowe I will be very bitter with you for several minutes. Consecutively!