There was no reason the trade Granlund at the trade deadline if the goal was to still make the Playoffs. They could have hung on to Granlund and moved him this offseason for a lot more than just a Kevin Fiala. And now who is going to get the puck to all these young scorers? All the Wild puck distributors are well over 30 now. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to getting "younger and faster" if they are constantly having to wait at the blue line for Captain Boat-Anchor to catch up and get them th
Granlund was a better fit for the Wild. Fiala has SOME flash and dash when he's playing Nashville but against other clubs he left a lot to be desired. His penchant for turnovers and blind passes cost more goals than he scored himself.
I agree with @IllaZilla it was foolish to trade him at the deadline if our goal was to make the playoffs. And I'd still argue that trading him 1-for-1 was shortsighted and foolish. If the Preds still wanted him, we could've asked for another playe