Quick Hits: The Deadline Aftermath Edition
In Red Wings Land
Panik! at the Deadline: Red Wings Trade Anthony Mantha to the Capitals for a Haul
Just in case you were under a rock yesterday.
Red Wings receive high marks from analysts in Anthony Mantha trade - Detroit News
Wyshynski called it “another Jedi mind trick from Steve Yzerman.”
Ah that sweet sweet praise from the guy that Red Wings fans don’t really like anyway. Kulfan does a good job collecting the various opinions.
Around the League
NHL trade deadline: Winners and losers from all the deals that went down - CBS
Essentially, the Caps are paying out assets to save some money long term. Still, trading Vrana and a pick for Mantha seems a bit steep. Mantha does three additional years of control at $5.7 million, whereas Vrana is set to become an RFA after this season...but how much of an upgrade is he, if at all? Is it worth the additional cost of a high pick? That all depends on how well he fits in immediately.
Ultimately, Washington doesn’t seem all that much better today than they were yesterday.