In February, the Canucks made a deadline deal and acquired defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani from the Buffalo Sabres. He was technically traded for Alexander Sulzer in a one-for-one deal, but the trade was tied closely to the Cody Hodgson for Zack Kassian swap that was made official only minutes earlier on deadline day.
Weber or Doughty? Phaneuf or Bogosian? Suter or Pietrangelo? Which draft class boasts the best crop of defensemen?
A rare shot of Parent on the ice for the Flyers
Ryan Parent, former Predator, Flyer, Predator (again), and current Canuck (although not for long), has been a flop at the NHL level. Google “Ryan Parent bust” and close to 200,000 results come up (although many of them link to Ryan Leaf and/or the other definition of the word bust…). Parent was once an important piece of the trade that sent Peter Forsberg from Philadelphia to Nashville. Why has he fallen so far in only a few years?