Joined: Feb 2016
To everyone saying the Habs got the same value back after the original trade I'd like to remind you that the 2 second round picks the Hawks got in the original trade were #39 and #45.
The picks in this trade will very likely be #47+, #78+, and #203+. The Hawks got Alex Debrincat with that 39th pick too btw.
As far as Shaw's contract, 3.9M for a 3rd line player that can play in all situations on any line is not bad these days and only gets more reasonable as the cap rises each year. How many 3rd liner UFA will we see deal MUCH greater than this today? Probably at least 4.