Re: NHL Offseason Trades and Signings

#27
Dave's a mess wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:29 pm
BluesSK wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:58 pm
This looks to be the classic trade that made both teams worse.
I don't know, seems like it only makes Minnesota worse to me. I don't understand this for them at all.
I think Staal was pretty comfortable in Minnesota. I don't know how motivated he will be to play in Buffalo.

You're right I don't understand this trade from the Wild perspective unless it was about salary.

Re: NHL Offseason Trades and Signings

#28
BluesSK wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Dave's a mess wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:29 pm
BluesSK wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:58 pm
This looks to be the classic trade that made both teams worse.
I don't know, seems like it only makes Minnesota worse to me. I don't understand this for them at all.
I think Staal was pretty comfortable in Minnesota. I don't know how motivated he will be to play in Buffalo.

You're right I don't understand this trade from the Wild perspective unless it was about salary.

Trade makes zero sense. They need to check Guerin for concussion issues. Staal, who loved Minnesota, took less money to play in Minnesota, who has played well in Minnesota, and makes 1M less than Johannsen, gets traded for a lesser player with a bigger cap. WTF

Re: NHL Offseason Trades and Signings

#29
BillP. wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:32 am
BluesSK wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:07 pm
Dave's a mess wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:29 pm


I don't know, seems like it only makes Minnesota worse to me. I don't understand this for them at all.
I think Staal was pretty comfortable in Minnesota. I don't know how motivated he will be to play in Buffalo.

You're right I don't understand this trade from the Wild perspective unless it was about salary.

Trade makes zero sense. They need to check Guerin for concussion issues. Staal, who loved Minnesota, took less money to play in Minnesota, who has played well in Minnesota, and makes 1M less than Johannsen, gets traded for a lesser player with a bigger cap. WTF
What's worse is that they're planning on moving Johansson to back to center where he's played before but is far more effective on the wing. I thought maybe there was a contractual reason for it, but nope, both UFA after next season. Guerin had a few quotes making it seem like this was basically a trade for the sake of shaking up the status quo, and that it is likely only the first of many. We'll see if it works, but it sure is good for entertainment value.
...but whatever, the Blues won the Cup!!!!!