I like this trade. Brassard is a fantastic third center option who comes with a plethora of playoff experience. Unfortunately, in order to get a player of his caliber, one must be willing to part with some pieces. I am not surprised to see a first round draft pick going to the Sens. This trade was good for both sides, and it just made the formidable Pens even better. IEven though we lost Cole, we gained Oleksiak. Great job, GMJR! I like the aggressive moves.
I think Pens gave up too much and also made their defense weaker! Cole was a solid defenseman and a big part of the two championships! Time will tell!