Yet surprisingly he didn't want to come to a team that already has its own TOXIC culture. Maybe he didn't want to compete to be the most toxic element on the team. Either way, I wasn't mad at all when I heard the trade got nixed. As for @IllaZilla comment, he's 100% correct. Fenton is hellbent on trading him. IMO, it'd be smarter to keep him around for at least one more season and see if he can rebound and raise his trade value a bit. But instead we're going to sell low.
Another fortunate trade where someone managed to veto it. As much as I'd love to see Victor Rask to go; losing Zucker for Kessel and Jack Johnson is a big mistake. Older, arguably slower...and more expensive. The younger and faster mantra is just BS spin for his previous crappy trades. The truth is he is just flying by the seat of his pants or ownership is trying to push all of his Wisconsin' buttons because Suter thinks its a great idea.
By the way, let Kessel stay Pittsburgh'
Daigle wasn't that bad for the Wild. We had him on a 3-way contract because we didn't want to overpay him if we felt he was only able to play in the ECHL. Heatley had a good season, but then it was pretty ugly the last few years. Kessel...he still has talent and scoring ability and even speed. But it simply doesn't make sense adding a 32-year old winger when supposedly you're trying to get younger. It was another 'cheese' move by an organization that can't help itself or does it have any id