What do I think of the Saskatoon Blades trading Libor Hajek to Regina? If you saw my mug on Global-Saskatoon T-V last night or this morning, you know that I think it was a very solid move by G-M Colin Priestner...getting an offensive defenceman who will be with you for the rest of this season and next season; a prospect forward who will likely be a linemate for Kirby Dach for a few years; and, a first round Bantam Draft pick in 2019 that will, in all likelihood, be a lottery selection. What's not to like...outside of losing a tremendous young man in Hajek, who was only going to be with you for the rest of the season!
Since I don't think the Bridge City Bunch are done dealing before tomorrow's deadline, I'll reserve further thoughts until Thursday. I will say that the prices being paid by "buyers", or contenders, for top players from "sellers", or teams looking ahead to the future, are crazy expensive! Maybe moreso than I've ever seen!!
I was happy to see the result of yesterday's Sports Poll question where respondents believe that head coach Todd MacLellan is not the problem with the Edmonton Oilers this season...moreso a player issue. As much as I'm a devout Habs and Oiler hater, I really don't want good people in those organizations to suffer...just some of their loudmouth fans that rub it in your face when their favourites are doing well. You know what they say about karma!