I just can't believe it. The Devils just parlayed a #2 or #3 dman with limited offensive upside for a legit 24 year old superstar. Shero just paid .60 cents for a dollar.... franchise altering move.
NHL forwards, 2012-16, min 1,000 minutes, ranked by 5v5 PTS/60: 1. Sidney Crosby: 2.71 2. Jamie Benn: 2.54 3. Taylor Hall: 2.49
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This is better /60 production than guys like Malkin, Stamkos, Giroux, Seguin, Kane, etc.
Let me start out by saying that I'm gonna miss Lars. He really recovered after a tough start to his NHL career and became a very good player. I wish him nothing but the best in Edmonton. However, how much of his rise had to do with Greene? Put anyone with AG and they seem to be a first pair guy. Whether it's Severson, Fayne or Larsson.
I get that Hall is a LW and we have Cammalleri, Boucher, Blandisi and others but you do what you can to get a star and worry about the rest later. You also have to think this means the end for Elias as he isn't a C anymore.