Joined: Mar 2019
It's a fair deal for both teams when considering the expansion draft. Bean is a likely protect and Fleury, in that scenario, would've been Francis' pick for Seattle. Getting a solid defensive RHD in Hakanpaa, a guy that is a likely cheap re-sign after the expansion draft, and an extra penny draft stock makes a ton of sense for Carolina. Anaheim, OTOH, gets Fleury's potential and likely protects him instead of, say, Fowler. Note, also, that I was very high on Hakanpaa's play this season.