Oh my god, i'm shocked how one sided the vote is.
Are you guys not watching TBL matches at all?
I actually laughed, when i saw this trade on the main page.
Yes, on paper the 4th round pick is nothing right...
But when you hit a guy like Johnny Gaudreau in the 4th round
, you suddenly say:
"This pick was the steal of the draft."
I watched Erne over the years, and i didn't see him anything special. No skill, no speed, no grit, exactly nothing. I was actually happy everytime he was out of lineup. So i was sad in playoffs, where he played 3 matches. Due to injuries... Ofc he was like an invisible man on the ice, as usual...
Results: 3 games - 0 Points - no surprise
Yes, he was a promising prospect at young age(2nd round pick- good QMJHL career), but i just couldn't see him improving that much anymore at the NHL level to be useful part of our team.
I think Yzerman is still with us for the next 2 years with his soul.
I still wish the best for Erne in Detroit, i hope he proves me wrong and makes an impact on that Detroit team.
So, this is a 100% win for
I was expecting a 6th or even a 7th rounder for him tops, or let him go for free...like including him as a bonus in the Domingue trade
BriseBois surprises me every week, how good he is, since he took over the GM job. (Except the Vasi contract, which was only acceptable in the long run).
1st rounder for JT Miller was insane value for us. Callahan trade = mindblowing.
Another upside for this trade: we have more money for the Point contract + next year more cap space for the RFA's... Yes, 1 mill is something, when we are in cap hell next year...
Erne was absolutely not a good fit for the Lightning, the opposite of Paquette.
Paquette provides everything what a 4th liner should be in the NHL. I just don't understand why Detroit would want Erne for this price...(answer:Yzerman liked him/drafted him i guess?)
Anyways, now we just need to give some chance in the NHL to the youngsters: Volkov,Verhaeghe,Barré-Boulet,Raddysh,Foote... or others...
Just not Conacher please(let him play in AHL)...
I have to admit, i was scared when we hired our new GM, after Yzerman left, even though i knew he worked with Yzerman. But it's different when you are the boss and responsible for everything, then just doing things from the background, like managing the AHL team.
From this day, i'm officially a BriseBois fan
, i will trust him whatever he does, just like i trusted Yzerman over the years. Not even the slightest worried for the Point contract anymore, like i was in the last 3 months...