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It remains to be seen if JB can carry a team into the playoffs and beyond. No easy feat. He certainly has credentials and is regarded enough to be put into that position.
If he turns into the second coming of JQ, then we got hosed. If the Leafs continue to rotate netminders and don't make the playoffs, then it's a fair return.
We didn't steal anything, we didn't rob anyone, we got a decent return. Much like a decent grade is a C, I am not about to anoint DL as GM of the year for this move, nor is anyone else in the league.
Am I the only one kind of shocked we got such a great return for an unsigned, "unproven" (as much as we all know how good he is), RFA goalie?
Cheaply replace penner with a solid winger, solve the backup situation with a pretty good goalie, grab a future 2nd round pick.
but most importantly, if that $500K is enough to resign Scuderi and everyone else, what more could Lombardi have accomplished?
More I think about this trade, the less I like it. Frattin's 25 years old, not cost-controlled for all that much longer - how much more is he going to develop, and if he does, he's ready for his UFA contract at that point. And a likely mid-second rounder, at the other team's option as to which year?
Crappy circumstances, just sucks that Bernier was groomed for seven years since the Kings drafted him, and that's what we got? May not have been all that much more on the table, but it's not a great day for the Kings' organization.