Good trade. Kes was on a decline health and production wise. He only wanted to go to ANA so no leverage. Best time during his contract to trade him, meaning that holding on to him wouldn't increase his value. We got 2+ young players, cap space, room to move/develop players. In two years, Kes will be a solid 3rd line centre and we have plenty of those. If Gillis every had the guts to do trades like this before handing out NTCs, we would be a lot younger/tougher and cheaper.