Let us look at the most recent Stan Bowman trade:
Hawks >>>>>> 4th Round 2014
Islanders>>>>>> F Peter Regin and F Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Islanders pick up portion of Regin's salary.
I remember Bouchard,…a little, when he was with the Wild. However, he's the one being sent to Rockford as the Hawks made room for Peter Regin.
Both have a bit of NHL experience. But, what does obtaining Regin do for the Hawks?
Newly acquired Peter Regin (will don #12 tonight in Phoenix), is a center man and since the Hawks had to make room for Regin, the demoted Brandon Pirri once again. Poor Brandon. I think his time with the Hawks may be done……if that is the case, look for him to be dumped (as well as Morin…both of whom are on the last year of their contract).
I don't know much about Peter Regin, but I see that L.A. Kings GM Dean Lombardi thinks the Hawks took the Islanders to the cleaners with this deal.
Saad- REGIN- Versteeg (That is the line Regin will be on tonight) Quenneville thinks Regin is a "checker" type player. Do you want a "checker" on the 2nd line? Okay,…so he is only on this line because Kaner is in Buffalo for his grandfathers funeral. Regin will have to fight Handzus for playing time, that is for certain.
Time will tell on the magic of Stan Bowman's trade. It starts tonight,…but remember he doesn't know the Hawks system, yet.