That's a good point Hugo, at the end of the day I see this as a non event. ZK was inconsistent and injured, and if he was a problem in the locker room or off the ice as we are hearing (rumors I assume?) we have no use for him here, just as we probably won't have a use for prust past the next couple of years if he's even here at the end of the year.
We have seen teams drop these types of players in the past. I also think there was probably a better way to go but i don't see it affecting the team on a significant level going forward (how long can you wait for a player like kassian?)
People lost their minds when we lost erhoff and hodgson, where are they now? What did they accomplish?
Many observers, myself included find it funny how everyone thinks they could do a better job, run the team better, get better returns in trades, etc... they do this by saying, "I would have traded Kassian for a second round pick". Simple right.
I am sure benning canvased the league and knows Kassian's trade value around the league as well as the player issues, larger overall plan and fit etc... at least more than anyone who isn't in the industry which would include myself and everyone here.
I am also sure if someone offered him something better he would have taken that. Even if it's a bad trade in your eyes, at most it could have been probably a bit better but not overwhelmingly so. We are not worlds apart in terms of evaluating his value.