So, if my math is correct, we will have Zubrus on our first line, Zednik on our second line and Gordon (who will most likely play for the Caps and Hershey next season) in exchange for Jan Bulis, Trevor Linden and a second and a third round pick. That is a pretty decent set of deals.
Actually, Ted’s math isn’t quite right. We got Linden as a part of the original Zednik trade, then traded him for the 1st round pick we used on Gordon. And of course, we started with Zednik, so that’s a wash. So the actual math goes Zubrus and Gordon for Bulis, a 2nd round pick (not sure who the Canucks got with that pick) and a 3rd round pick in next years draft. On paper, Bulis and Zubrus are close to a wash – Bulis had 20 goals and 40 points last season, Zubrus has 23 goals and 57 points. So that breaks the trade down to a 1st round pick (i.e. Gordon) for a 2nd and a 3rd. Not bad, but not mind blowing either.
That being said, it’s nice to have Zed Head back in a Caps jersey. Hockey is played on ice, not paper. I’d rather have Zubrus and Zednick than Bulis and Linden any day.