Ya’ll know me — I’m a hockey guy. maurice Hockey is what they used to call me back in high school. Didn’t even have a last name. But for the sake of some fans out there who aren’t die-hard puckheads like myself, let’s dumb things down to one point: was it worth it?
I don’t care if you actively rooted for Carter, Richards, and Gagne this series or wished death upon all their families and cocaine, I wanna know if in the end if it was worth it. I’ve heard fans say recently that it was the players we traded them for — Lil Wayne Simmonds, Brayden Schenn, Jakub Voracek — that got us past Pittsburgh. Which is a funny thing to say since, you know, in the end that didn’t mean shit. We lost. I don’t care how sad Crosby looked after Claude Giroux stole his cocktail fruit, in the end we weren’t the team holding the cup. The Kings were.
Suppose I just let my opinion seep through the story, but I wanted to get your take. Regardless if you actively rooted for the Sea Isle Smash Bros in LA or somehow found a cold enough part of your heart to root for New Jersey, do you think the trade was worth it?
Vote 1 for Should Have Kept Them and 10 for We’re Better After The Trade.