Hornqvist is a good player. He was a fan fav in Nashville... has scored 30 goals. Plays in front of the net, fiesty, etc. Kinda like a RW Kunitz. He'll be liked here.
Not sure about Spaling. Seems like a wayward 3rd liner. Guy we could easily upgrade via free agency.
If we had picked up Gabe Bourque + Hornqvist, I'd love this trade. As it is, meh. It's a 80 cents on the dollar trade. We easily lose the best player. Really suprised we couldn't do better than this.
I've a sad feeling that this is par for the course with GMJR, a bunch of sideways move that will lead us to mediocrity.