Holy shit! Now that is a Blockbuster trade!
It'll take me a bit to absorb this, but it seems like one of our 2 best players and a couple of young forwards that aren't fitting for us, for Seguin and Peverly, allowing Benn to move back to wing (though I liked him at center).
And then, the good D prospect we got in the trade for Morrow for a mediocre D prospect.
We got MUCH stronger at center, and now add Horcoff from Edmonton (moments ago), but we lose a lot with Loui leaving. He's a superstar. He's been hidden in Dallas because the media doesn't pay attention to the team, hence the great contract. Now that he's in Boston and not Dallas, I think he'll finally start getting the Selke attention he deserves. He's a great fit for Julien's system. (I also expect him to score more, and his next contract at age 30 will be huge.)
I HATE contracts more than 4 years, especially to really young players, but Seguin will get the role he couldn't get in Boston with Krejci and Bergeron in front of him. I hope he's the player everyone thinks he is. Don't know much about his "off-ice" issues, but he's only 21. So he'll learn.
Right now, everyone seems to think Dallas "won" the trade, but it seems to me this trade helps both teams. Stars desperately wanted more depth at center, and that's now achieved. Boston needed to free up cap-space and got an affordable ELITE player in addition. And if Reilly Smith starts being the player he should be, like 25 goals/year, then it tips to Boston. I'm not sure what to expect from Fraser.
I think our biggest weakness is STILL defense. It has been the problem for the last 5 years. So let's hope they can improve that, and now we need wingers too.
Let the Free Agent Frenzy begin!