Petry was just traded for a 2nd and a conditional 5th to the Habs.
The type of player they were hoping to get, a basic upgrade on Alexi
Holland gives up two, players that could have at least added depth or grown in trade value AND a second for a player 10 years older who is arguably as good as Cleary when you have decent depth to begin with...
Not saying it was a damaging trade... it just is another example where another team is able to get more for less.
Tatar had a good rookie year. But he's still unproven so I'm not sure why people think he should get his payday now. He'll get a prove it contract and that's what's best for both sides.
As far as people comparing Tats and Pavs rookie years, it honestly means nothing. Peter Mueller had a comparable rookie year to Anze Kopitar, who both had had better years than Patrice Bergeron, and they all had worse years than Dany Heatley. Now two of them are scrubs and 2 are elite forwards. I'm glad Tatar had a good rookie year, now he has to prove he can continue to do that and improve.
All of my friends (mostly Leaf fans) are already claiming the streak is finally coming to an end. I really want to make the playoffs.
It might be my homer glasses, but I think if we sneak in 8th we can upset the Blackhawks.
If you're listening to anything that a Leaf fan has to say regarding the playoffs, you're doing it wrong.
Kindly remind them that our playoff streak is old enough to drink in the United States, then drop the mic, and back away with your arms raised.