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Toujours Pret

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Honestly this deal is about free agency. We need to sign a top line player (Duchene). DP knows that. He did manage to dump PK's whole salary (3rd highest paid D-man). Plus with the Ellis extension, it makes sense.
Exactly, business move, and teams knew Poile was in somewhat of a pickle so he wasn't going to get "fair value".

Combine that with PK being a bit mercurial, it seems he wears on folks over time, it wasn't a terrible deal overall. A case where they may gain overall even though they 'lost' the trade.
 
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Exactly, business move, and teams knew Poile was in somewhat of a pickle so he wasn't going to get "fair value".

Combine that with PK being a bit mercurial, it seems he wears on folks over time, it wasn't a terrible deal overall. A case where they may gain overall even though they 'lost' the trade.
Agreed, but I still don't like it* lol

*Free agency can change this
 

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The thing that gets me is that we dumped a $9 million year/3 years left salary on a 30 year old guy. When were are about to sign a long term extension that may cost more than that on a guy who is 29. so how long will Josi's contract be for.
 

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Exactly, business move, and teams knew Poile was in somewhat of a pickle so he wasn't going to get "fair value".

Combine that with PK being a bit mercurial, it seems he wears on folks over time, it wasn't a terrible deal overall. A case where they may gain overall even though they 'lost' the trade.
He'll be exciting in New Jersey for a couple years, then they'll get frustrated with him and the contract. That's how he rolls. He stayed in Montreal about 4 years too long (either there or Toronto is probably the worst place for him to be) and is exiting Nashville at probably the right time.

Poile can't receive a grade on this deal until we see what he does with the cap space.
 

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