Industry opinion of the Timo Meier trade seems sharply divided.
“Did Nashville just get more for Tanner Jeannot than San Jose got for Meier?” was one derisive text from an NHL executive.
6:00pm – we have officially made a trade pic.twitter.com/m3DbRYmHeE
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 27, 2023
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) February 27, 2023
However, an NHL scout countered, “[The Sharks got a] good haul…The Jeannot trade is fucking dumb, and it makes the Meier one look bad.”
He meant that you just can’t compare the circumstances of the out-of-left-field Tanner Jeannot trade to the Meier one, and just the timing of it was egg on San Jose’s face.
(The short version: The Tampa Bay Lightning were looking for a very, very specific type of player, in terms of cost and style of play, in Jeannot.)
Another scout agreed: “You got to remember, [Meier is] a player that’s not prepared to re-sign, he’s a [two-year] rental.
“I think it’s a pretty good haul.
“For a young GM, [Mike Grier] did well.”
So what did the San Jose Sharks get in Shakir Mukhamadullin, Fabian Zetterlund, Nikita Okhotiuk, and Andreas Johnsson? I spoke with five NHL sources, all from outside the Sharks organization, who shared their thoughts.
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