I like this trade for the Cougars. Win/Win.
They either get something for nothing(5th Round pick)
Or that and a whole lot more(the sweet conditional picks) for a guy who may have, at most, boosted attendance for a short while at the end of a season, with a slightly better chance of making the playoffs...and without Marincin...that will now be a taller order...
Gives Connolly a chance at a Cup run, too, which would be great after a tough WHL career.
Chances of going to Tri City? don't know.