Too bad the Ducks couldn’t get Gordon Bombay for the coaching staff in this deal as well.
The Ducks made a trade yesterday. Giving up one of their core players from a year ago, Andy McDonald, was not a move they necessarily wanted to make, but because of the return from retirement of Scott Neidermayer and McDonald’s fallen production this season, the team felt it was necessary to move the 30-year-old center to clear cap space.
In return Anaheim received Doug Weight, who is basically a 3rd or 4th line guy at this point in his career, along with Michal Burner (a mediocre prospect, 21 years-old, and a left-winger) and a 7th round pick in the coming draft. Additionally, the team will now have a better chance to re-sign young winger Corey Perry, who is in the midst of a break-out season, already having netted 17 goals.
St. Louis also wins in this deal, as the team gave up very little for a potential #1 or #2 center who is in the middle of a scoring slump. This could be a nice case of buying low.