Joined: Oct 2019
This trade makes sense if you consider the excess of both teams and the deficiencies of both teams. The Blues largest hole last year was easily their power play, which Faulk is a specialist at (Your opinion on how effective he is at this is your own). The Hurricanes have an excess of good defense and have a direct upgrade for Faulk in Dougie Hamilton, and he is just begging to be given more power play time to let him run free. They replace the roster spot with Edmonson, but the real value they get back is more quality powerplay time for Dougie, and Bokk. Your opinions on Bokk as a prospect can be whatever but as a European prospect he would fit in with the Hurricanes young core perfectly. The Hurricanes don't have a deficiency on young good European prospects and players, but you really cant have too much a good thing if it costs you nothing to the quality of your defense. And for St Louis, they have an excess of young forward prospects, IE Thomas, Kostin, Blais, Barbishev, and Fabbri, and they are all further along than Bokk, so the Blues are dealing out of their stacked deck. All in all, Hurricanes get good pieces back and give up a piece they don't have a need for, and St Louis fills one of their few real needs while giving up an asset they have lots of. In my eyes a real "win win trade" with potential bigger wins for either team depending on the development of Bokk or the effectiveness of Faulk in St Louis's system.