Joined: Jun 2018
I think this is a trade to help CBJ not the penguins. The Penguins have spaces to give.
CBJ maybe looking at taking on contracts with trading Panarin and Loaf.
CBJ is currently 47/50 with this trade.
If they get back a prospect and a player for loaf you are at 48/50.
If you get the same with Bob, you are at 49/50.
If they didn't make this trade they are at 50/50.
Add in anything else and they would have been over.
Penguins could easily lend a hand. It doesn't hurt them. GMJR has been known to be someone you can work with and not a total D.
Even if he drives CBJ crazy at times.
Chalk it up to a favor.