Awesome news. I think a lot of us were not thinking this would be possible back in March when he was lying on the ice.
I am curious though, why are all the so called "easy" signings happening now? Guys like Pacioretty, Kostitsyn, Darce, Gill and rumored to be Weber?
Shouldn't PG be focusing on Markov and Wisniewski?
The length of time needed to negotiate a contract depends on who is in the power position in negotiations. Players who have few or no options sign early, the UFA's protract the negotiations as close to the deadlines as the negotiating parties can stomach.
I have no problem with that cap hit for Max Pac. He could be a fantastic bargain the next couple of years, especially if he gets back to his pre-concussion form. If he would have played the whole year with us, he could have scored 30 goals.
Just reading his twitter account and from past training camps, i'm sure MaxPac will come to camp in GREAT shape. He seems like one of those players who are just so professional and serious about their off season training.