Looooooooooong time lurker, first time poster. Had to break the silence after this trade. I think the CBJ may have got the better player(s) but the Jets team got stronger.
Also, after listening to PLD's interview, I'd guess he is re-signing a contract way before his last year is up. He had good things to say about the organization from top to bottom and the quality of players we have here. He also mentioned how much he didn't like to play agains the Jets because of how big and fast they are and their work ethic. He said his dad had nothing but good things to say about the Jets. I have read an article about the Jets letting his dad have LOAs to watch him play at, for example, the World Juniors. I think he re-signs here.
I forgot to mention, he was a beast in the playoffs against TO last season. Laine was excellent in the post-seasons too but it is nice to know PLD ups his game when it counts.
Scheif, PLD and Lowry are three centers that will be hard to play against in the playoffs and this move gives us a better chance of being there this spring.
Maurice will probably run...
KC Scheif Wheeler
Stastny PLD Ehlers
Copper Lowry Apples
MP Harkins Lewis
I'd like to see Stastny center the 3rd and Lowry the 4th with Lewis and MP.