Bioshock wrote:It's a very good trade. Especially when you consider the circumstances surrounding it.
Nizzy wrote:Shero isn't done yet in my opinion...i have a big feeling Pouliot or Maatta will be gone before July 1st for something.
brwi wrote:When I'm not watching the Pens, I'm watching the Preds or Carolina usually. Sutter is a talented 3rd line center right now with some upside to his game. Very good for a 3rd line guy already and has some skill that would make him a valuable fill-in if/when Sid/Malkin are out of the line up.
Don't know if I think ths is the best move on Shero's watch as Staal is a more proven commodity than anyone else in the trade and also has some upside still himself. Sounds like Staal/agent basically told Shero there was no way in hell he'd stay in Pittsburgh and would prefer to not even stay another season as #3 center. While it was pure fantasy to expect a Skinner or Faulk in return along with the #8 pick in the draft, I think the Pens may have got the lesser end of this deal.
FLPensFan wrote:Carolina easily got the best player in the deal in Staal, but Pittsburgh made out well. Sutter is more of a typical 3rd line center. He is good defensively, good on draws, kills penalties, and still has some offensive upside. He is a better fit for 3rd line center duty than Staal. He is the same age as Staal. He is cheaper than Staal. He gives us more cap flexibility for other moves.
Domoulin is being raved about on NHL Network as a possible steal in the trade, and we got a #8 overall pick. I see a lot of people complaining we took Pouliot too high, but I would say Pittsburgh probably has a better gauge on him than others after scouting Joe Morrow.
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