I wrote this this morning and I wish I posted it then, but it makes even more sense after this trade:
Shattenkirk is NOT the next Bobby Orr. He's a nice player who would have been overpaid in a bad UFA year. He wanted to go to the Rags and did, Ray did what he reasonably could. You have to remember that while most of the big names go on the first day, it's not a one day event, there are still a few players out there. I think that if we can get a Cody Franson, with today's trade, the draft, it'll be a nice off season for a team that is still rebuilding. I know it's hard to see other teams landing big ticket items and we don't, but once you get a good night's sleep it's easier to see the big picture. Personally I'm pretty OK with Ray's work so far.
Now let's get a damn defenseman and let's go Devils!