Yep, just not a lot of great options at C in the UFA market. I think Toronto will pay him that $5-5.5 and slot him as a number one center. He'll do okay there, not great. It could work out alright for both sides if they don't give him long term. If he gets a 5+ year deal, it could get bad towards the end.
He struggled last season and had wrist surgery, someone is going to regret signing him.
i doubt that, unless he gets injured. his struggles were directly related to not only his injuries, but the injuries throughout the rest of the panthers as well.
any team that gets him is going to love him. he's a great heart-and-soul kind of player.
Originally Posted by Zirakzigil
Not surprised. What is more surprising is that he isnt one of the best centers out there, especially if Richards becomes available.
it is suprising at first glance, but these amnesty buyouts are flooding what is already a pretty deep UFA crop. maybe it will lead to him getting around 4-4.5 as opposed to what he could command on a thin market.