I have a question. How good is Fiddler? Is he good enough to be a 3rd line center
IMO no. He was Dallas' 3rd line center last season, and he was not nearly as effective as he is this year centering the 4th line. He still plays quite a bit because he's typically Dallas' best faceoff guy on any given night, and he's a very effective PKer this year.
They've scaled his total minutes back about 2 minutes, and increased his PK time a bit. He's a much better player now IMO.
He's on the low side of 3c, honestly, which means he's probably better suited for 4th line duty with some high octane kids who are easing their way into the NHL. His TOI has fallen off a bit over the years, too. He's just another Manny Malhotra or a prime Marty Reasoner.
I think he could have a slightly better statline if the overall team wasn't mediocre with a mediocre coach.
Meh, there are guys who contribute in big ways to wins who make much less than 1 million, i.e. out of nowhere punt returners with after burners. Those guys are usually used up and spit out in a year or two without really cashing in for what they put their bodies through. The league you're looking for is the NBA, where a guy who gets a DNP may be paid 7-10 million, and this isn't a rarity.