the really funny part, to me, is that so many of my hockey-loving friends around the country and all of the hockey pundits think this is a great trade. "jokinen plays so well under keenan !!" they suggest. hm. well, i guess it remains to be seen but i think lombardi + prust + a FIRST ROUNDER is far too steep, here.
i think i'm most afraid of the mathematics:
1. there's no way that we're still under the cap
2. our roster loses two starters, here, and gains only one.
3. sutter does not give up first rounders without getting first rounders back.
ie: sutter's not done. and that is what terrifies me the most.
this team might look alot different by the end of the day.
****UPDATE: nhlnumbers.com is suggesting we're ever so slightly under the cap.... so maybe sutter IS done !!! ... we're still a player or two short, mind you.