The Chicoutimi Cucumber Posted January 31 Share Posted January 31 8 minutes ago, dlbalr said: It's one of those trades I don't like for either side. I don't think Raty's that great of a prospect (I think he's more of a third line ceiling than a second line one), the first-rounder could be middling if NYI makes the playoffs, and the Isles were trying to give away Beauvillier dating back to last season with no takers. That's the best they could do? It seems to me better offers would have been there closer to the deadline. Meanwhile, the Isles are still a pretty flawed team that's trying to win 2-1 most nights except they don't have the defensive structure they did under Trotz. Should they be moving a first-round pick and their top prospect (from a bad prospect pool) for a rental that they'll have to overpay to keep to go from being mediocre to...slightly less mediocre? That's basically an all-in move for a team that's nowhere near being good enough to go all-in. Assuming they intend to re-sign Horvat, the Islanders also look to be committing to paying 30-goal scorer Bo Horvat like a 50-goal scorer for the next eight years. The longer-term ramifications of the deal will likely be terrible for the organization. Regarding Beauvillier, Allvin is obviously gambling that he needs a change of scenery and can offer reasonable performance for his salary. He’s only 25, so presumably that is not out of the question. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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