I like the moves would have preferred we trade Raymond for more grit but why would anybody want him if we dont. These moves strenghen our fourth line and give us another option (Higgins) if we have a injury in the top six or just Raymond sucks.
Gillis: "Cody is going to play a role for us going forward, for a young player we just don't think its a fair propostion whose sitting for a month or a month of a half not playing a lot and then someone gets injured and now hes expected to perform, he will play top minutes in Manitoba and be ready if someone gets injured"
I did. I'm saying I would have loved to get Penner. Obviously not for the price. For us would have probably cost us like Schroeder and draft picks and that would have been retarded. But yeah. Higgins hopefully can revive his career here.
Higgins just isn't really that good. I know all way gave up was Oberg and a 3rd round pick but Higgins isn't better than Raymond and we should keep our 3rd line intact. I dunno. Just seemed like a pointless deal.
That has nothing to do with it. My concerns are can they be enough to put us over the top as a cup contender. I still think we have a huge hole on that 2nd line that Higgins cant fill and we would have better off getting a better player.