I hope we sign him he is a top 10 player in the league in my opinion when healthy he is simply amazing carried us before he got injured last season. He will also be one of the most benefited player from the rule changes
Nobody. The NHL would just take away pick(s). The NBA stripped Minnesota of five first rounders for trying to bypass the salary cap. The NFL fined the Broncos a 3rd round pick for breaching the salary cap years ago.
As for the LA Times article, here's the snippet:
Winger Ziggy Palffy, whose contract expired, "is one of the players we'll talk to on Aug. 1," Taylor said. "He's a great competitor."