Wow. Jarmo certainly zigged when everyone thought he would zag. He traded a substantial amount of draft capital for pending UFAs - going all in on this season. The only NHLer unloaded was Duclair - who was more of a depth forward.
Hopefully it works out. There is a chance this team makes little noise in playoffs (or misses them) and Panarin, Duchene, Bobrovsky, Dzingel, McQuaid and Kinkaid all walk. Gulp. Hopefully this team makes a solid run, and a few of these guys can be resigned. Otherwise this will be looked at as a catastrophic mismanagement of assets in the very near future.