Well, there's the depth defenseman we've been talking about the Canucks acquiring all day, for an OK cost as well.
With Bieksa still a ways away from playing, Mitchell perhaps done for the year, and Salo expected to get hurt again, this was a must. Alberts can jump into the third pairing, eat some minutes, and provide some grit on the backend. Not a bad trade, definitley better than nothing. I'd take Alberts over Baumgartner and maybe even Rome right now, so this is good.
"Next to a battle lost, the saddest thing is a battle won."
- The Duke of Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo, June 18, 1815.