An admission. I was totally against signing Nuke last summer fearing he would just keep talent from rising up to take their spot. Huge mea culpa. How desperate would this team be given it’s injury issues had Joe not spent what he has plenty of (cap space) to bring in a “rental” for no draft/talent cost. Sure better than Broussard.
So he has already stacked this team once, spending 2nd round picks to do it. For me the injuries return time matters. If we see Kaut and maybe Bowers show they can be net positives in the bottom 6, and we still get back Grubauer,
Kadri and Mikko…maybe we don’t need to trade. Plus Mikko and Kadri will be rested. It’s just so hard to know since it seems every year we get some player no one counted on carrying a team to the Cup finals. I would grab a Thorton type who brings more experience and grit, but the big 3 prospects are off limits.