OTT gets Filip Kuba, Alex Picard, 1st round pick from TAM for Andrej Meszaros.
Trying to rate this trade for both sides.
Ottawa obviously had no choice but to move him, clearly neither side was budging. I think Ottawa did ok actually. They get Kuba who will be in there top 4 d-pairings by default (not earned, doubt he is as good as Meszaros long term). Don’t know much about Picard but I believe he originally was traded from Philly? Wonder why he keeps bouncing around…
As for the 1st round pick, well that’s a bonus.
And Tampa moves some salary, but takes it back assuming Meszaros signs for more than Kuba. Meszaros IMO has better upside than Kuba but gives up prospect (Picard) and a 1st. And suprisingly no forwards are moved along with?
Grade the Trade:
I’d Say Ottawa gets a B+
Tampa gets a C -.
So the team that just finish last overall traded their #1 pick for a defenceman who’s borderline top four?
They’d better be as good as they think they are.
If Ottawa gets Tavares with that pick, I may have shoot myself
I hear ya jared, but the first pick is from San Jose, which means it is pretty unlikely that it will be a lottery pick.
Yep, the pick being SJ’s instead of TB’s definitely shifts the deal from “outright win” to “marginal edge”.
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