Wow, today was wild. In case you live under a puck, there were two major trades today in the N.H.L. First, the Oilers gave Taylor Hall to the Devils for Adam Larsson in what many are calling the most lopsided player swap in the history of the league. Remind me to never deal with Ray Shero, ever, ever, ever. Excited for the Devils, they're getting one of the best left wingers in the game and their back end is still pretty solid. Gonna be fun to see Hall reunited with Adam Henrique.
And this wasn't even the biggest deal of the day.
The Canadians dumped P.K. Subban to the Predators for Shea Weber. I say 'dumped' because they obviously wanted to get rid of P.K. the person, not the player. Why else would you trade a league top 3 defenseman for another super star defenseman who is on the bottom half of the top 10 D-men in the league? The swap is, at it's base, a flip of 2 super star athletes. I love Weber but Subban is just better overall. The fans are going to love him in Nashville. Just another head scratcher.
What else is on the horizon this off season?
Oh yeah, in other news, Stamkos took a smaller deal to stay in Tampa Bay was the least surprising deal of the day. Because of taxes, he'll probably make the same as if he took a bigger deal somewhere else but you've got to think that part of it really is that Stammer wants to finish business in Tampa and bring those fans a Cup. Love that guy.
Wolf and Crown
Breakaway style inspired by hockey character.