This is why I think that the past couple of years have been abysmal by Lou in term of fighting and getting pieces to strengthen the team (except for the Shneider trade). Every year good players like Kesler get traded and every time we are amazed at how much the price the receiving team paid was low. Every year we sit behind our computers and each trade proposal or trade ideas thread gets the same treatment....''we don't have anyone to trade for this or that guy''.
We have the pieces to go and steal players like Kesler and others, but IMO Lou is just not as good as he used to be. If Kesler goes for this, then why would the players proposed in some of the threads on the forum dont go for similar pieces and even less considering most of the time we are talking about less talented players than Kessler.
I know some people will say he was asking for a trade and probably had his preferences in terms of the teams he would accept to be traded to, but come on...were simply never going to win when we sit back every summer watching the show and finally end up adding a couple of Pilkarainens and a Trent Hunter to the team.