Next time, they should lockout the GM's, not the players. these prices are just silly.
The GM's have so little time to produce now, they are going to take their best shot by cutting corners, i.e. giving ridiculous money to FA's. The owners need to have a heart to heart with their GM's not the players.
I don't understand how these GM's haven't learned a single lesson year after year. How can you justify giving Clarkson a deal like that?
How anyone can ever take anything the owners say seriously, after seeing this, is beyond me. They piss and moan and shut the league down, and then have their GMs revert to the exact same behavior that got them to where they were.
Plus he's already 28. Even healthy, he'd be slightly overpaid with the type of point production he brings. And not only won't he be healthy, he'll be in his 30's for the bulk of the deal, so the production is going down. I'd be completely depressed if the Rangers made that deal.