I'm a huge fan of Lats, really wish the Wild would have given him another shot but he just couldn't stay healthy so I see the reasoning for letting him go. Not to mention we needed his cap space this season.
I hope you guys enjoy him. He seemed to thrive in MN the first year. I hope his injuries are done plaguing him, he can be a real asset when healthy. His deal isn't bad all things considered. I can't wait to watch him skate again, he sees the ice differently than the majority of players I've seen(and that's a good thing.)
To be honest it does sort of piss me off that he left, but that's choice and the excuse is respectable. MN's gotta good thing going anyway right now .
He's been in this division before, so I guess their's some similarity.
Oh and I agree, What the heck with the 73? Even if it's a previous number, he wanted to be 84 when he got traded(wasn't an option for some reason).