Joined: Jun. 2018
everyone said it would cost an arm and a leg to move him and Jack Johnson.
Most people who had a clue knew it wouldn't.
They got back a small return on him. It's not bad. I'm not thrilled with this trade to be honest with you. But I understand why they did it.
They want Marino to get playing time. Letang and Schultz aren't going to sit. So Gudbranson was the odd man out as he couldn't play on the LD side.
Still then need a big body player who is willing to drop gloves and they don't have that now.
There is only one real space on the roster for that type of player and it's on the LD now.
So they are left now with one question on defense.
Who are they trading Johnson for that can be that player. Because that is clearly the next move that needs to be made.
They have forwards to add as sweeteners as they simply have too many guys who are capable of playing at the NHL level.