Pierre said, "one of the silliest trades that ever took place. I was sitting in the lobby of the Westin hotel about to go on Montreal radio and I let them have it on the radio, it was just such a silly trade. It just shows you that there are certain people, not all because I know some people who were really upset about the deal, there were certain people who didn't do enough work and evaluate the prospect properly. The Rangers were just salivating and licking their lips. The day before the deal happened one of the Rangers scouts game me a call and said 'we got a chance to get Ryan McDonagh.' I said "are you sure about that' he said 'yea" and I said "if you can do it, do it, get it done.' And he said "we are well on our way.' I was shocked, "utterly shocked."
He added, "those were the days that they were trying to get shortcuts and by getting Gomez they could get Gionta and by getting Gionta they could get Cammalleri but that isn't how you build your team. The Rangers tried that for years, it doesn't work."