900k for a backup is fine, but how about give to someone who isn't Michael Leighton. There's plenty of other backups out there that didn't give up a ridiculously soft overtime goal in game 6 of the cup finals. Why not just one of them?
Name one that played in game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals that went overtime, and managed NOT to give up a ridiculously soft overtime goal.
Other than that, I would have preferred not to have him signed, but whatever. I don't really give a **** at this point and can live with the signing.
Paul Holmgren to Ryan Suter's agent: "Okay, we've offered you $15 million per year for the next 17 years and a full no-movement clause. And still you're unsure. What can we do to convince you?"
Suter's agent: "Ryan really needs to get out from under the negative reputation of being carried by Weber and bailed out by Rinne. Since you have nobody approaching Weber, why don't you sign the worst possible goaltender as back-up?"
Holmgren: "I know just the guy, and actually have him in my speed-dial."
Seriously, how the hell does Homer throw more money at that turd? And before free agency starts... there are no words or justification.
Bet he does better than bobrovski did for less money, and people fuss over nothing because they have an axe to grind since he was the only goalie ever in the history of hockey to give up a no look knuckleball in ot.