Yeah, i don't think it means anything because they're really not committing to anything as seen by the lack of numbers on the players' sleeves. Though, the bottom guy is definitely Kulikov, and the top guy could easily be Samsonov, or maybe Santorelli.
I never thought we'd see the day when we had Samsonov, it's so odd and he's far different from what he used to be. However, he's clearly succeeding on a team that has little to work with so it's hard not to reward him with a contract. I hope we don't do anything stupid though, because Carolina thought the same thing and didn't get much return on a 3 year, somewhat well paid contract. Keep him honest with just 1 or 2 years.
In any case, there's very few players they could even put in their "blueprint" images right now: Weiss, Booth, Kulikov, Dadonov...but it is odd to put a UFA there. It's hardly, however, something dictated by upper management. I doubt they are that overly dedicated into looking at the web design of the Panthers site
I agree on the one year deal, that is the only way it could work out, that will keep him playing for a job.
I see his value not in the scoring aspect of the game but more in his ability to create plays, PP and holding the puck long enough for his team mates to catch to him.