I think 95% of the 7 year extensions to 30 year old players are bad ideas. Unless it is Sidney Crosby or Ovechkin, you are probably better off moving on. I still don't think Dorion knew what he was doing communications wise throughout the trade process and it is dumb luck that this pick is #2 rather than 22. Still some credit due for not letting SJ lotto protect the pick, but it is basically a fluke. If you are planning to trade a "diminishing asset" the way to do this is NOT the way that Dorion went about it with any of this traded stars. In each instance his back was against the wall, everyone knew the trade had to happen then and there. This isn't the way to maximize a return. The way to do that is to pull the trigger out of nowhere. All of his public negotiating was pointless. If Brady Tkachuck was traded now to a team that is top 6 in points in the standings, would anyone reasonably think that there is a high probability of getting back a top 5 pick next season? That Pittsburgh or Vegas are going to be that bad next season? That you'd stake your career on this? I don't think so.