The thing with those pairings to me is that one of those defensemen would have to move back in a deal for Bouwmeester. If they get rid of him, their top 4 would be Wideman, Giordano, Babchuk and Sarich. Good luck keeping pucks out of the net. I really think they'd want Boychuck coming back along with a prospect not named Hamilton or picks.
Probably, but they don't want to move him. If they did they would be rebuilding in my opinion and want futures, picks and cap relief (plus I feel his value isn't that high). If we had to trade a roster player, Ference I love the guy, but I would offer him up in a trade.
Lightning signed Benoit Pouliot. 1 year / 1.8 Million
I was thinking 1.5. I'm kinda surprised it came in that high. Still, people have paid 2M for his kind of skillset before, so it's not really an overpay. Actually it's a pretty accurate reflection of his value, I just thought Chia's bargaining position was good enough to skim a bit off the top.