Holy shit. I hope there's a lynch mob ready to run Feaster out of town... I actually feel sick to my stomach over these two trades.
STL - Jay Bouwmeester
CGY - Conditional 2013 1st*, defenseman Mark Cundari and goaltender Reto Berra
*2013 first-rounder if STL makes playoffs, 2014 first-rounder if they do not.
Mid-to-late first. Cundari is an undrafted 5'9" AHL defenseman, and Berra is a 2006 fourth-rounder who has played his entire career in the Swiss league. This is ludicrous; how we managed to get another two nobodies and no good prospects coming back is beyond me. What in the hell is Feaster thinking? JBo is slightly overpaid, but not by much. He's done extremely well this year under Hartley and has turned his game around a lot. He eats minutes and is easily a top-pairing guy on most of the teams in the league - and there are no other defensemen like that on the trading block this year. It's a seller's market for d-men and Feaster traded him for a bag of pucks.
LAK - Robyn Regehr
BUF - Two 2nd-round picks
Why is this offensive to me? Buffalo got more for Regehr two years AFTER Feaster traded him to Buffalo in the first place. The initial trade was:
BUF - Regehr, Kotalik, 2nd round pick
CGY - Paul Byron, Chris Butler
Byron is an AHL lifer and Butler is a depth d-man who is worse than Regehr. Kotalik was a salary dump, despite being in the last year of his contract at the time, and was waived nearly immediately after being sent to Buffalo. In other words: we dumped salary so we could have cap room after trading a 7th for Freddy Fucking Modin, traded a 2nd for an AHLer and a better defenseman for a worse defenseman. Two years later Buffalo turns around and trades a 33 year old Regehr for two second-rounders.
What. The. Fuck. Worst GM since Milbury... at least Burke redeemed himself with the Kaberle trade. I'm furious. Its very difficult to cheer for this team right now.