Joined: Jun 2018
This is a fair trade for both the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
For the Buffalo Sabres, they need members who can score goals and play defense. Conor Sheary scores goals. Matt Hunwick plays defense. Sheary and Hunwick are instant upgrades for the Sabres. The Sabres have lacked point production and defensemen who clear the puck out of the defense zone.
For the Pittsburgh Penguins, they need to create cap space and reload with better players in the system. Sheary became expendable with the re-signing of Bryan Rust and the promotion of Daniel Sprong for the 2018-2019 season. Hunwick did not play much for the Penguins, and he took up cap space. The Penguins have cap space to acquire team members and a draft pick to begin restocking the farm.