Not knowing who te draft picks will yield, the loss is a zero for Trade Deadline Day (TDD) potential.
Nashville needed a 5.0 Left Winger when measured against the Stanley Cup Winning Baseline (SCWB). Kostitsyn is a 4.598 Left Wing. We rate this as a trade for need with no relative loss o he team’s overall Baseline value.
NSH is now an overall 4.943 against the SCWB, an increase of .03 and now just short above the 4.937 SCWB by .004.
MTL as a team is still above the SCWB, a key indicator they are not playing up to their capabilities.