Originally Posted by Ohio Steeler
thats a heck of a deal for the Penguins if you ask me
Personally, I'm not all that crazy about the moves in general. These are just my views and opinions of the trade(s).
The Recchi Trade:
Kylanos has had a history of medical problems while only having 17 goals and 18 assists in 115 career NHL games with Phoenix and Edmonton. He is now currently playing in the AHL.
Nordgren has a history of taking horrible penalties and only having four goals and two assists in 43 games this season does not exactly make me feel good about this deal.
Grabbing a second round pick for the 2007 draft would be nice if we had Detroit's scouting system. With the exception of a sure shot with Crosby, our drafting after the first round has not been great. Also keep in mind that Carolina is one of the top three best teams in hockey this year, so a second round pick is not exactly mouth watering in my opinion.
The Jackman Trade:
Petr Taticek has been playing in the minors and will remain there when he joins the Penguins. In my opinion, he still needs to bulk up and put more weight on his body in order to play in the NHL. Taticek being the 9th player taken in the 2002 draft gives me some optimism, but not much once he enters the WBS/Scranton organization. Players tend to play great down there and the transition to the NHL is horrible compared to other teams.
The Corey Cross Trade:
We basically gave Cross away to the Redwings. A fourth round pick from the worst team in hockey basically amounts to nothing, let alone from a team is one of the best in the game.
The claiming of Andy Hilbert off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks:
The 26 year old 5-11 194 pound winger was drafted in the second round (37th overall) by the Boston Bruins. In 66 NHL games he has 8 goals and 7 assists. When he was drafted, there were some high expecations to a degree, but he hasn't broken out yet. In my opinion he needs to bulk up in order to play in the NHL.
My Trade Grade:
A solid "D".