I think we both hit nails on heads here, @yave1964… was just watching NHL Network, and they talked about this trade...and almost word for word that we posted here, they seemed to agree with.
We should both apply for jobs there.....get rid of some of their flotsam on that show and take over the analysis duties ourselves, eh?
This deal definitely was all about Anaheim getting a 1st rounder giving them two in the upcoming draft.
The "husk of Backes" as you like to say @yave1964 , is only a 3.4M cap hit that will disappear after next year, so even if he truly has nothing left, the Ducks aren't crippled by this in any way shape or form, and they likely go into a rebuild anyways.
As for Boston, trying to figure if the deal really was all about ridding themselves of Backes (possibly..as they have Krug and De