I sorta wanted this guy to add some mustard to Buffalo's blue line, he'd be a good fit on the 3rd pairing there if someone was moved... I won't be surprised if he comes up the charts like he did in Edmonton and ends up playing 20+ minutes.
Great deal for the Jackets, 1 million, dayamn!
Small risk, potential big reward in a solid physical, defenseively good, top-4 guy. And if he busts, 1 year at 1 million... Great deal.
Columbus has enough Hejdas already. They need guys that are better than what they have, not equal.
Klesla - Foote
Tollefsen - Hainsey
Hejda - Westcott (concussion issues)
Methot - Russell (Not NHL ready)
Hejda steps in to bolster the 4-6 spots and add insurance for Duvie, as well as providing more time for our Young D-men in minors that are on the cusp of breaking in. I'd expect another similiar ~$1M signing soon, only for a more offensive defencemen