Doug The Thug Glatt, on 26 February 2013 - 07:04 PM, said:
We got Booth for Samuelson and Sturm. How has his value increased since then?
Don't forget we also took on Reinprecht's salary to help out Florida as well. They're a cash strapped team that wasn't benefiting from paying him $2+M in the minors, nor was it helping them to pay Booth so much with younger players coming up in the system when they could play a couple of veterans on expiring contracts to bridge the gap instead.
Both teams got what they wanted from that deal. Florida's goals were short term and financially motivated, while Vancouver's were longer term and about on ice performance. It's much the same with this deal, where both teams have a reason for doing it, even if it doesn't make immediate sense.
Edited by elvis15, 26 February 2013 - 09:49 PM.