I'm a bit biased so of course I like the deal.. and we didn't give up a ton to get him.
Here's a little article from the local paper about it:
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I have always rooted for Hunt, small in stature but seriously, he is a great puck mover who just needed a shot. Yeah, he is small and cannot play the bigger body lines so you need to watch his defensive zone faceoffs and play matchups with him more than a lot of guys but he can run a second power play as well as most anyone.
Take a look at his 2016-17 season split between the Wolves in the AHL, the Predators and the Blues. 35 games, 35 points, 10 goals. Last year with Vegas 18 points in
I think this pretty much is the idea.
Dumba left a hole in their lineup that NO ONE the Wild have will be filling anytime soon this season....and they are not likely going to find a near replacement on the market either without giving up ridiculous amounts of assets (if even THAT is possible for this team at this stage), and thus smaller deals and crossing fingers is the way to go right now.... all while not giving up much of anything.
It's why I also threw in the Justin Falk waiver thing
Also, I think the pick we Give is either ours or WSH's 5th as we own both so it will be the better of the Two. Anyways I like this deal as we basically gave up nothing besides swapping late round picks and in the end if he helps us at all that's great and if not then we at least didn't give much up. I have heard a lot of Vegas fan are upset as they felt he is worth a roster spot over some of there current D like Merril or Holden and they say he is one of the best guys to be around in the locker