When analyzing trades (or potential trades), often people will want to know one thing. Who won the trade? It’s not uncommon for people to try and award a winner just five minutes after the ink is dry on the paperwork.
In the terms of the potential Phil Kessel/Jack Johnson trade on the table with the Minnesota Wild, it’s not unreasonable to see it as a wash of sorts.
The Penguins would get younger in the deal, by shedding Johnson and Kessel for two younger players, and get a little bit faster too. Jason Zucker and Victor Rask are both younger players.