At SBN's Battle of California, Ducks fans have reacted to losing Olympian Ryan Whitney in favor of Olympian Lubomir Vishnovsky.
Now we should be clear -- this trade is not an automatic win. No matter how Ducks fans protest, Ryan Whitney could still become a very good defenseman in this league -- he has a lot more of the tools of a high-promise defenseman, notably size and reach. Still, at this point in time, I don't know if you can convince me that Lubo isn't even a better straight-up defender than Whitney, and that's not even mentioning Lubo's ability to hit the net with his shot.
Still, the part that floors me most about this deal? After all the Pronger-plus-Penner Burke-vs-Lowe feuding from a few years ago, I never thought Anaheim would be trading big players with Edmonton again, at least not this soon. And I never thought the Oilers would be sending us their best defenseman again -- go figure.