Sure the Pens got better...but only for now they've gotten way worse going forward. Their prospect now is Despres or whatever his name is, the big club only has Letang as an outstanding defenseman other than that the D is still their weakness. So giving up what they did for an injury prone playerwasn't the smartest thing to do in my eyes.
for the Wings this will mean several things:
1. if these are the default prices I am even more happy the Wings aren't on Iginla's list
2. Filpula's value just rose to new dimension (1st + decent prospect + depth player) -> I like that a lot
3. given 1 I fully agree with Holland standing pat, trading away the future for shortterm help is not going to lead to the promised land.
Edited by frankgrimes, 24 March 2013 - 05:22 PM.