Joined: Jul. 2021
I think this is huge win for San Jose. San Jose have good forwards, but no defenders who could start offences from d-zone. Addison can do it. I think this help San Jose, but trade not help Wild current problems. Even that Dumba wasnt same player than before, losing him did hurt team. I followed Wild long and in my mind biggest reason why Wild havent success in Playoffs was that Wild missing that star lvl offensive defender. Spurgeon is solid and good two-way defender and Brodin one of NHL best defensive defender. If they wouldnt trade Burns, who know, maybe Wild could have won Cup. I think Wild should have got more on Adison, but its not first time when Guerin is inpatiance or/and lazy. I still cant believe we bought out Sutter when we could trade him for Dallas and retain 50% salary. Suter made equally long contract and 3,6milj cap hit, so instead paying 7milj in salary penalty we could be paying only 3-4 milj.
Addison have potential to be come solid 30-50 point defender in NHL, this could look very bad in couple years.