Preds got franson and santorelli for a 1st rd pick
Leipsic is a 20 year old prospect. Leading scoring in the WHL last year... Nothing to scoff at.
How we got to a first rounder and Santorelli in the mix...
I'm guessing it went down something like this:
Poille: "I've got a second round pick and Leipsic for Franson"
Nonis: "Well... we really want a first."
Poille: "I'm not giving you a first for a rental. What else can you do?"
Nonis: "Well, I'm not..."
Shanny: "Ok, David... How about Franson and Santorelli for the first and Leipsic?"
Nonis: "But Bren..."
Shanny: "Look Dave. Neither Cody nor Mike are gonna re-sign here, let's get that first round pick we need."
Poille: "Great. I can give you an expiring contract back if it'd make you feel better about this deal."
Nonis: "That sounds fair."
Poille: "Olli Jokinen"