Switched to the Rangers - Flyers game in between periods of the Habs game and it was great to hear Gord Miller and Pierre McGuire work a game together - best broadcasting duo in hockey IMO. Miss them working together on TSN broadcasts - very good chemistry between the two. Didn't know Gord Miller was also doing games for NBC Sports.
Maybe they want to keep their cap space thinking there will be bargains this summer as teams will use the buyouts and cut cap hits.
Thing is after the buyout the player becomes a UFA and another bidding war starts anyways. Jokinen at 3 million is not much and a team like the Islanders who can attract anyone should have been all over it. Anyways I think he is having a rough season but is still a good player and Rutherford did this probably just because of the cap next year as he needs money for his new signing