Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:02 PM
Right, whoops, forgot to mention the Kovalchuk trade from Atlanta's perspective.
ATL got Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, Patrice Cormier, a 1st in 2010, and a 2nd in 2010. After all was said and done, Atlanta traded Kovalchuk and eventually ended up with Radek Dvorak for a playoff run (whoops), Patrice Cormier, Dustin Byfuglien, Ben Eager, Brent Sopel (for a bit), and Akim Aliu. Plus two pending draft picks in the upcoming draft (2nd & 3rd in 2013).
Given how Byfuglien has helped the team, the return could have been a lot worse. Like how they dealt Marian Hossa for spare parts... Erik Christensen, Colby Armstrong, Angelo Esposito, and a 1st round bust. Ouch.
But, at the time, it was something of a low-ball offer, even though the Devils could spin Oduya as a top-pairing defenseman for them (similar to Greene), Bergfors as a potential goal scorer in the league (a step up from Josefson in that department, though Josefson has a much better all around game), a top prospect (Gelinas?), a 1st rounder and a 2nd rounder.
...holy crap, Daniel's kinda right - Devils do have a shot in the dark at it. It all comes down to Howson's desperation and Nash's destination list. Yikes.
*Still think the Devils' offer is crap compared to others', though.
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