acquires: Bailey, Leddy, Hayes
loses: Luongo, Ballard, Raymond
Vancouver acquires a young two-way forward who has not lived up to expectations but is only 22 years old. Bailey's defensive acumen coupled with his play-making ability would make him a great fit alongside Ryan Kesler. He is also a natural centre, which is useful when there are injuries. Nick Leddy is the big piece going to Vancouver. He is a young, top-flight offensive defenseman who can fill the gaping hole of puck mover left by the departure of Christian Erhoff. Jimmy Hayes is a huge player who can hit and put the puck in the net. Fits the mould of big and skilled.
acquires: Luongo, Raymond, Ness
loses: Leddy, Hayes, Frolik, Crawford
The big piece for Chicago is Leddy for Luongo. Luongo is good enough to put Chicago over the top and they don't have to give up one of their main core players. Leddy is a big loss but they have enough D to compensate. I think Vancouver needs to get a player that can make some sort of an impact for Luongo. Crawford becomes expendable. They swap out Frolik for Raymond who will likely contribute more than 5 goals (for the same price). Hayes and Ness is a bit of a wash, although they lose a bit here (gain an offensive dman to eventually replace Leddy).
acquires: Crawford, Ballard, Frolik
loses: Bailey, Ness
Crawford will make a good one-two punch with Nabokov and will help bridge the gap between Nabokov's retirement and their goalie prospects being ready to compete for NHL jobs. Ballard would likely be a 20+ minute defenseman for them and Frolik could regain 40 point form. He is still young and has already had success at the NHL level. Bailey has struggled with the Islanders so far.
This trade fits Vancouver and Chicago's needs. I think this also makes the Islanders a better team.
Edited by canucklehead44, 03 October 2012 - 09:25 PM.