Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside of ESPN.com debate who won out in the Michal Rozsival for Wojteck Wolski trade…
Burnside: …In Phoenix, the points have to come from everywhere in the lineup, and the bottom line is that Rozsival’s 15 points is just one behind the number put up by Wolski. He joins a very productive blue line that includes Keith Yandle, Adrian Aucoin and Ed Jovanovski. I can’t help but imagine both teams will wake up tomorrow a little happier than they were today.
LeBrun: There’s more upside in this trade for the Rangers because of Wolski’s age, but I agree both teams get better this season. Wolski had 18 points in 18 games after arriving in Phoenix last season, so you know it’s there. If Tortorella can’t bring the best out of him, at least the Rangers have only committed contractually to Wolski for another season and a half. It’s worth the gamble.
…got to agree that on paper this looks like a win/win for everyone including the players who both seemed to need a change of scenery.
Meanwhile, Adrian Dater at the Denver Post isn’t so sure Rangers made out that well.
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