That was one of the worst decisions PC has made. It will come back to haunt the team, just like how signing Ryder to 4, Sturm to 3.75, and Thomas to 5 are putting the Bruins in cap hell right now.
This has been the best offseason for PC, he's finally starting to understand how to build a contender. Hopefully he doesn't re-up Ryder or Sturm next offseason...
i heard the Ference signing was a gesture of good will towards Chara, since Ference and him are buddies and the Bruins want to extend Chara soon. that said it was still horrible cause aint worth close to what he got
The few games I seen him play out here in the west, dude is a warrior in front of his goalie, a good nasty piece of business.
Only a year though?
He's strong in front of the net and a solid stay-at-home type, but he plays no special teams at all, has no offense and plays 3rd pairing minutes most nights. Useful player but not one you lock up long term. Maybe he'd be better for a coach that will use him more