This is everyone who wanted us to stand pat getting exactly what they wanted.
Parise would've been nice. Suter would've been nice.
Doan would've been nice. Carle would've been nice.
Now you get Gervais and Fedotenko.
There is no reason to hate this. We have our core team. Let's patch minor holes.
Yep. I am glad we didnt get Parise and/or Suter. 13 years of Suter for that much or 6 years of Carle at 5.5 - neither are worth it.
Thank about it - between Carle and Jagr, had we signed both - $11 M next year bw the two of them. Would rather patch holes here and there instead of spend all of our money on players who wanted to be grossly overpaid.
Fedotenko looks like he was in sort of secondary defensive role for the Rangers. Not sure why 20-point players at age 33 gets raises though.
Because the cap increased.
Anyways, I also would have preferred Winnik, but I can settle for Fedotenko. He's a decent utility guy for the fourth line who can piggy back on the third in case of injuries. Never been a fan of his, but it could have been much worse.