oldnews Posted December 27, 2017 Share Posted December 27, 2017 https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/news/down-goes-brown-nhl-western-conference-trade-grades/ar-BBHpo2j?li=AAggNb9#page=7 http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/goes-brown-nhl-eastern-conference-trade-grades/ SN graded all the NHL teams for their 2017 trades. Other teams, West and East, can be scrolled through. Fwiw, here are their comments on Benning's deals. Quote Vancouver Canucks Best deal: Getting a solid prospect in Jonathan Dahlen for Alex Burrows. It's never fun to see a fan favorite go, but Burrows' time in Vancouver was done, and Jim Benning extracted maximum value for him. Worst deal: Not sure there is one. To be determined: Getting Derrick Pouliot and giving up on Jordan Subban are both deals that will need some time to sort out. Total trades: Four. Overall grade: B+. Jim Benning didn't do much, but the moves he did make were solid. The question is whether the rebuilding Canucks will need to be more aggressive in 2018. ----------------------------------------------------- No mention of the Hansen deal - perhaps belonging in the 'to be determined' column - not looking too good for SJ, for Van, we'll see how Goldobin progresses. I personally would consider the Pouliot deal to be in the 'best deal' running - not just for this team but one of the better deals around the league this year - but that is with the benefit of seeing all of Pouliot's games here. The one thing that made me really laugh: (and highly ironic after all the whipping Benning took from the national media as they fluffed Leafs mngt to no end....) Quote "Toronto Maple Leafs Best deal: I guess we have to go with the Boyle deal. He didn't stick around long, but he did make a great play to set up a playoff overtime winner." The Leafs 'best deal' of 2017 was wasting a 2nd round pick during a rebuild to rent a player for a hopeless playoff 'run'. This one, imo ranks as one of the worst / dumbest deals of the year - but hey, criticizing the Leafs probably isn't a good career move, so SN used the kid gloves here. #justdoitliketheLeafs Anyhow, good work in 2017 GMJB - with the miss of the year looking like it could be the Gagner signing - however nevertheless with solid efforts in free agency (Nilsson, MDZ, Vanek) and at the draft as well (very excited about the futures of Pettersson, Gadjovich, Lind and DiPietro...) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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