netwolf wrote:On the surface, it looks like Carolina gave up a ton to get Weight for half a season, but of all the stuff they sent to St. Louis, what will they miss? Boulerice and Zigomanis have done very little at the NHL level despite both being in their mid to late 20s and Kahnber is another 25 year old who hasn't played a single NHL game. They sent two 4th rounders (1 in 06, 1 in 07) - not sure of the Canes' draft history, but how often do 4th rounders amount to much. That leaves the Canes #1 for 06. They will finish high, so that pick will most likely be the 25th overall or worse.
This may be a deal that helps both teams, especially if the Canes go on a tear.
That's all true, but do you see the Pens getting anything near that back from whoever they dump off LeClair/Recchi to?
The point is that the Blues were obviously just dumping the salary and got a halfway decent return for it. The Pens will end up having to take a 6th round pick and a bunch of dead weight for LeClair/Recchi.