Feaster wanted a goalie prospect given all this Kipper drama and we weren't willing to part with ours. St. Louis was. That's pretty much the difference maker there.
A 26 year old goalie who won't be a factor by coming to N.A. likely? We could have gone with McCollum as a throw in. Paterson would have been an option. Blues didn't give up Allen (who is their top goalie prospect).
I wouldn't trade our 1st... But trading Flip makes sense. He's looking for more than $5M per season...
I really don't see how flip thinks he can garner 5mill per on the open market. he has 13 points this season and has hit 60 once. He will re-sign for around 4mill per. Also Calgary isn't looking for a rental.
Yandle's as good as Rafalski offensively and defensively, and he'd make our powerplay lethal. Plus, he's excellent in transition. He's already everything we're hoping Smith will be one day. His defensive play is wildly underrated. He only gets knocked because he's smallish.
Ya I'd rather have Yandle over JBow. I'd see what Calgary would accept for JBow and then offer the same (or equivalent) to Phx for Yandle and see if they bite.