First off I hear that ya'll don't know much about our prospects eh? Well Jake Gardiner was one of our better D prospects not in the NHL. With the emergence of Sbisa and Fowler I understand why Murray would want to trade him but to include him in a deal for a turnover prone and stupid decision making d-man is inexcusable. This is exactly like the Ryan Whitney trade a few years ago except this time Murray can't fix the mistake by acquiring Lubo again. Gardiner was a smooth skating offensive dynamo at Wisconsin and is a plus 23 with 30 points in 30 games. At least Murray should have asked Burkie for a prospect like Nazem Kadri or Keith Aulie. This may be a good move now but don't be bitching when Gardiner is racking points up in Toronto and Francois is cooking at some French ass restaurant. Francois may play better now but this was horrible, horrible asset management by an idiot who is the Ducks GM because Brian Burke knew he could eventually rip him off... Cheers
Do you think we got ripped off in the long-term?
Hell yeah, just another stupid move by Murray, except this time we gave up a top prospect (17 votes)
No, Beach will make an immediate impact and the emergence of Fowler and Sbisa in the Nhl and of Schultz and Vatanen lessened the blow. (27 votes)
44 total votes