Ok folks. I need to be talked down. Taylor Hall to the Devils? For Larsson??? Straight up?????? I mean I get it. We have lots of forwards. But we only have two or three actual forwards. We have to see what other teams see, which is essentially the equivalent of three forwards and 6 first and second round draft picks. All of our forwards are worth more to other teams than they are to us so we should make them pay the price shouldn’t we? We added a defenceman but we also gave away one of the only four forwards that could actually stop opposing players from forechecking on said defenceman.
Was it some sort of Chiarelli personal dream to be the guy who traded both Taylor and Tyler? I’m sorry but if that’s the return for our second best forward, what the hell is the return going to be for the others? Are our guys really that unappealing around the league?
Or am I underestimating Adam Larsson? Am I too emotionally attached to the most developed player of the original crop of saviour picks to see the beacon of light we just picked up from one of the few teams we could still see in the standings? We traded out of conference at least. Did we do more good than harm?
Please feel free to head to the comments section and try and talk me down from the ledge.