A UFA doesn't bother to show up for his exit meeting? Seems like a pretty safe sign of someone who has no plans of coming back to me.
The dude scored 4 points this year. Sounds to me like he knows they don't want him back. Still, it seems like a guy who has been with the org his entire 12 year career would bother showing up for his exit interview.
Bringing back Bergeron should really shore up our defense. That's probably the only defensive move we need to make.
As long as we let Sanguinetti and Corvo go, I'm fining with re-signing Bergeron. There needs to be a defenseman with half-decent powerplay skills on the team and I don't think we should be counting on a 20-year old Murphy to be that player.
Sounds like a guy who was informed he wasn't coming back already.
This. LaRose knows he didn't have a good year, knows Muller doesn't put the same trust in him (warrented or not) as Lavi and Maurice did and knows he's too expensive to keep around when JRs doing a cost cutting measure to justify his other ridiculous contracts.