a high end piece means a big contract going back in return, which was something Coyotes wasn't looking for. Rumors that, no matter what, a contract has to go back no matter what, and it was believe to be Sutter from the beginning, since Arizona wasn't on his no trade list. Sutter is the one contract going back. This was from the beginning and a deal was done it was going to be Sutter with Arizona not on his no trade list. same here. Canucks arm chair was thinking it was going to be one of Juolevi/Rathbone, Kole Lind, 1st rounder Brandon Sutter. Surprised Jake Virtanen was included since he is probably going to be a 2.5 million dollar player for at least 2 years. the stuff I've been saying about Benning is ban worthy if I've said to another member. I dislike Benning right now as a GM, but I think he made a reasonable offer given the circumstances surrounding what is happening with the OEL situation, which is a 2 team list and a flat cap era. I have high regards for OEL, even if we failed this trade, I still do and see him as a star, but this is the best offer not to mention if this was our final offer, it beats whatever Boston has to offer apparently since they were out of the running. If we offered a 1st, 2nd, Jake, and Sutter, it means we've already offered more then Boston. In more kinder words based on us being the other team that is available for trade, the Vancouver Canucks, or Jim Benning has the upper advantage of this point. As mentioned by myself in the past, it's a "reverse Kesler" for us. If you don't remember Ryan Kesler demanded a trade, and the trade list was 2 teams, which also handicapped Benning too 2 teams. So no, I think Benning made a reasonable offer, given what's happening now, Arizona might be screwed since this offer is off the table. With respects to Armstrong, ya know what, he did the right thing by not accepting it. It is a low offer, when it's time to trade him again, he might not get the same offer again. Not massive in my opinion, but reasonable, tiny bit low balled, but given our leverage of being the one of 2 teams, Benning was smart to offer this. yea it's too bad, since this offer is more then what Boston has to offer. They will get a lot less now that this offer is off the table. We did try, we made an massive offer for him, but in the end Calgary beat us to it. Gotta move on. same. same. so much more value, Schmidt's advanced stats, literally every stat line he destroys OEL this season, add to the fact Schdmidt's contract will end when he is 32, with OEL it's until 36. In the end both gm's did their jobs. Benning making an offer with the knowledge he has the upper hand with no other teams in the bidding for him. Boston might have backed out already. Non bias opinion though although I think OEL is worth more then this, I think Armstrong might be screwed with the fact even if they want to circle back to another trade, it can't be done, like.... it can't be done even if it's a 7th round pick for him, since the Canucks have no cap room and they are stuck with just dealing with Boston.