Joined: Jul 2018
I think this is a fair deal for both sides, and I am sure the Blues are happy with getting out of Berlunds and Sobotkas contracts. Thompson showed promise but was painfully inconsistent and looked lost at times, so no big deal giving him up with the pool of prospects the Blues have coming. I think Boterill will eventually flip one of the contracts for some additional prospects and picks at the trade DL. Blues now have the depth at center they have desired for years.... but O Reilly brings with him some lockerroom baggage and his skating leaves something to be desired. I think he is a bit overpaid but it is worth the price for a team that is ready to win now. I am interested to see how the Sabers use the players they acquired, as well as future plans for the rebuild. Here is wishing the best out of the trade for both teams.