Just something I am worried about:
Gillis has been known to pick up players past their prime: (Sundin, demitra, Sturm, all the tryouts, now Pahlsson)
This guy has 2 goals this season. Marco Sturm has scored as many goals as he has. And on a crap team like Columbus, Sammy should have had a more important role. If he can't score where he is much more valuable, what make MG think he can now.
All I know is that all the TSN/Sportsnet/ESPN guys were talking about how this guy is well past his prime, and they are skeptical of whether he even does anything.
I feel we could have gotton a Moen/Ott type guy for a couple 2nd's and Ellington. That to me would have been a better use of our $$$. Pahlsson is not even worth a conditional pick, nevermind two 4th's AND Ellington!
PS: As much as we are all pissed about the SIGNIFICANT downgrade this TD, lets not talk about our Golden boy anymore, because we need to move on. (somehow)
A couple things:
1.) Comparing Sturm to Pahlsson is just ridiculous. They are 2 different players with 2 totally different skill sets. it's almost like comparing a defenceman to a forward
2.) Pahlsson never was a goal scorer. His career high was 11 goals and that was back when the Ducks were still called the Mighty Ducks.
3.) I know it is hard to believe for some fans that a player has value and benefits the team even if he is not a goal scorer. Pahlsson is a very smart "defensive" forward. He plays very well in his own zone. Even though, i think he will play better over time, by that, I don't mean he will score more goals. I mean he will be even more solid defensive since that is his skill set. So it is kind or ridiculous for you to bring up Pahlsson's goal scoring when he has been a very good defensive forward his whole career...
4.)A couple 2nd's and Ellington for Ott or Moen... this deserves a . Do you honestly believe that is true? If you do, your hockey sense needs a bit of a shaking. Dallas was and still is fighting for their playoff lives. Dallas decided not to sell and the deadline, that is why Ott Morrow or anyone else was trade. Also, Ott would require so much more than the pathetic little package you put together. Hell, Gaustad got traded for a 1st rounded and Ott is a lot better than Gaustad. While Moen is similar to Gaustad so you can bet Montreal would also want something like a 1st rounder. If the market price wasn't high, we would have had a lot more trades than we saw. This doesn't even need to be explained, proposing 2nd's and Ellington for Ott or Moen is just ridiculous.
5.) 2 4ths and Ellington is fair. 2 rather very deep picks and a average prospects is enough for a vet with a stanley cup ring which he played a big role in and a player who is a stud in his own zone. I know its hard to believe though for some fans who only look at scoring stats.
Overall, this post lacked a lot of hockey sense. From comparing Pahlsson to Sturm to saying purposing some 2nds and Ellington for Ott