98 career NHL games gets you 3.25 per year these days, it's crazy. But that's the way it is. I think this will be a good deal in years 3 and 4. Somewhere between Matt Carle's ripoff and Brent Burns' steal.
It's market price. Kind of weird that it'll take him right to free agency though. I'd probably want to leave it a year short in case he wants out then you can still deal him, or have the contract go a few years into UFA territory.
That's a good signing. He fits right into our salary structure for defensemen. He's right there at that 3.5 million mark but takes a small cut due to his youth and the fact that he hasn't really put up the numbers yet.
I'm pretty happy that Edler's going to be hanging around.
Salo? Pretty obvious he took significantly less then market to stay. Bieksa is a bit higher salary, but he'll be around for the long-term unless traded. Mitchell isn't going anywhere most likely for the rest of his career. Now Edler for another 4 years. Should we have retained Weaver, Fitzpatrick or Miller? No thanks. The only defenseman we've lost via free agency in recent memory (outside of marginal players like Malik and Baumgartner) was Jovo, and he was a cap casualty.