According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Rangers-Flames trade has been finalized.
As reported last night, it’s Jokinen and Prust for Kotalik and Higgins.
The thing that kind of fascinates me is this: The Rangers are getting rid of a guy who was a total overpaid bust, and another guy who was supposed to score and didn’t, and wasn’t coming back as a UFA anyway. They are getting a guy who’s a big overpaid dog and who will also be leaving in the summer … if not at the trade deadline, and a fourth-liner.
And yet you guys are extremely excited and on pins and needles for about, what, 30 hours now? It’s quite a phenomenon.
It would really be unfair if Aaron Voros gets booted off the roster because of this, and because Brashear has the unmovable contract that doesn’t come off the books whether he’s banished to Hartford or bought out.
But I’m sure you all will like Prust a lot better. A lot better.