Again if mediocrity is okay with you, fine. For me I look at this team and ask two questions:
Can this team seriously compete for a Stanley Cup? If yes great. If not then I ask:
Has the team increased it's ability to compete for one in the future.
This trade doesn't make this team a serious cup contender, and it has hurt the team long term.
I will agree with you that this trade really makes us slightly better than before (if that) - however Holland hasn't been the type of GM these past several years to swing a big trade, and there's really nobody he could've gotten without giving up something significant in return.
I also don't feel that giving up the players plus the pick for Legwand is gonna hurt this team at all...It's not like Eaves/Jarnkrok/ draft pick are gonna be game breakers, or All Stars.
Overall - I'm really indifferent with this move.
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