@PredsNHL: “TRADE: #Preds have acquired a 6th-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft in exchange for forward Jerred Smithson.”
@JoshuaCooper: “#preds trade for Hal Gill. Give up Geoffrion, Slaney and a 2nd round pick in 2012. #preds also get a conditional 5th rounder.”
Nashville now has a big (literally) defensive presence with a Stanley Cup ring - something that no other player on this team has. He’s basically a poor man’s Chara and the best pickup the team could have realistically made.
As for Blake Geoffrion, I’m really gutted that things didn’t work out in Nashville, especially after emerging into the league in the second half of ‘10-‘11 with such poise. Maybe he’ll turn it around in the Montreal organization, who knows.