Ok, first off, I've never ever bought that Recchi is a bad influence in any way.
That being said. Recchi was traded for potentially average, potentially nothing, and potentially another worthless pick. There is a heavy emphasis on POTENTIALLY, because, I'd bet 2 out of 3 won't even reach that level. I'm also betting the one that does, is probably the worthless pick. That is CP in a nutshell.
Sure we save a couple of pennies, but Recchi is someone who had pretty darn good chemistry with Sidney Crosby. And I'd rather have had 1 good prospect, like Umberger, over a package of garbage, than give up some chemistry with Crosby. Keep Recchi if you cannot get something, and let him work with Crosby, inspire that recchin' ball attitude and passion. Instead, we got potentially garbage. Forget potentially, its garbage