I had read somewhere that Rinaldo was injured and out for the season. I'm not sure why any would team would feel a need to replace him. IMO a 2nd and 4th is too much for both players. Boyle is a nice acquisition to solidify the Predators down the middle, especially without Auston Watson, but I'm not sold he is worth a 2nd round pick.
Nashville waded into the trading pool wednedsday adding veterans Brian Boyle and Cody Mcleod for a 2nd and a 4th rounder respectively.
Boyle is a man mountain down the middle who is a penalty killer and a sneaky goal scorer occasionally, he can bump up a line occasionally if needed. He brings tons of playoff experience and grit to a team that is fighting to catch Winnipeg for the coveted first place. First place in most years means little as 8 very good teams make the playoffs but
Kyle Turris is on IR still so Boyle will help replace him and Austin Watson played 3rd line RW and i guess they will plug Calle Jarnkrok into his spot, a spot i thought they could pursue Simmonds for but maybe not.
And yeah with Rinado done and Solamaki out injured Cody Mcleod was acquired...not sure why the goons are not really involved come playoffs. Seems like the Preds always have picks to burn.
I forget he was a 1st round pick for the Kings in 2003.
He has had a journeyman's career but you would have to almost label him a bust.
Kings passed on Corey Perry.
A solid rental because he can play 3rd line in a pinch.
They still have their 1st round pick so they might not be done dealing...and 6 other draft picks.