I'll let Cassie over at Bolts Blog summarize this one up to a T:
Oh, look. Another trade. I was thinking that it was about time for that again. And they're trading away another defenseman for yet another forward. Yep, that's pretty much par for the course with this team so far this season.
Looks like that coaching change really didn't change much of anything, huh?
In management's defense (no pun intended), former GM Jay Feaster horded defensivemen in the system and did little but shuffle them around (sometimes, not shuffling at all) through the system without committing to any of them. Hutchinson was a byproduct of that -- a byproduct with a huge plus rating. This deal amounts to hoping to add marginal offense by way of sacrificing defensive depth.