I agree and disagree kid. We didn't get fair value, but we were backed into a corner and got the best return possible. It was no secret Jordan was moving on after this season since he expressed his desire to play a more prominent role with a team, and he wanted to play with his brothers. We got a true 3rd line, good defensive center, a blue chip prospect who's young and still in college, and a #8 overall pick. Couldn't have asked for much more. Additionally, I hear we were offered more from Toronto for Staal, but we sent him to Carolina since that is where he wanted to go. Classy move on our part.
Hated to see us move Z though. I'd have rather seen Martin move than Z, but we got a decent return for him also. This opens up a spot or 2 on defense for Despres to move in. It also freed up some $6 million in cap space, so now we can actually be a player for a free agent or 2. I'd love to see Sullivan come back though. He had a great year for us and helped greatly on the pp. Gonna be a lot more interesting now when July 1st rolls around.