I'm so rattled that we didn't even make Wisniewski an offer.
Trust me - we will regret not re-signing the Wiz.
Markov will break like glass again, and Hammer, Gill and Spacek are one year older. Gorges provides zero offense, as will Emelin. Can't see Weber making a huge impact offensively. Teams will be on to PK.
If we don't address the top 6 with an ELITE forward, we will struggle towards mediocrity yet again.
Wisniewski was on pace for a 50-60 point season. How do you replace that???
How do you know they didn't? They were reported to be in negotiations with Wisniewski earlier in the off-season. With the secrecy fetish of this organization there could be continual negotiations with him that aren't reported.
Another avenue to take if you want to increase your mobility is to trade Gorges. Here is a guy who isn't particularly mobile(and coming off a knee injury to boot). Difference is, he is actually a viable trading asset to get something valuable in return.
Move Spacek and Gorges, sign Hammer and Wiz(or sign someone like Erhoff, or make a move for a mobile puck moving defensemen) and you are left with something like this: