How's that bashing anyone? You guys were trying to justify the return Bernier received proclaing that 500k would help you retain Scuderi. Just wondering how that's all changed now.
Because it was speculated that to retain Scuderi we would have to offer him money similar to the contract he was on, which was 3.4 million. The money we saved on the Bernier trade put us right at the 3.5 mark which would have been perfect. However, it now appears that Scuderi is looking to cash in on his possible last contract with a weak Defensive free agent pool.
My guess is that it is more about term than just money. He probably wants 4+ years and the Kings won't give him that. Even last season he wasn't the same player he was the season before. Would love to have him back but not on a contract for more than two years.
Toronto fans claiming Toronto born players will return home results in them being flamed and bashed here, but other teams fans do the same and it's expected and perfectly fine!
Toronto fans say it with every player from Toronto, regardless of fit.
Scuderi has said he is looking at the 'East coast'. It doesn't get more east coast than Long Island. He's won 2 cups already and is probably looking for a 'retirement' type contract that the Islanders can afford easily.
It's not just 'coming home' it's a culmination of factors which you decided to ignore.