If he plays well down the stretch, it's very possible. He is a shootout specialist and those are invaluable so he's got that going for him too. If he plays well here, I'd like him back, as the free agent pool isn't that great and Wolski would have proven chemistry with our players. Plus he's a RFA and I'm sure Tallon would get him signed to a very reasonable deal because he'll say that he has to prove himself a bit more after 2 off-seasons, so Wolski would be much cheaper than signing a UFA top 6 forward.
How much would be qualifying offer? His current contract, 2 years, pays him $3.6 million and $4 million. Offer has to be $4 million or average, $3.8 million?
Wolski is awesome. He does have a tendency to float a little, but he's solid. He didn't work out in Phoenix with Tippet as coach, but he helped lead us to the playoffs in 09-10 after we picked him up at the trade deadline. If it wasn't for him, we probably would've been swept by Detroit that year in the first round. He was the only one that showed up for the playoffs.
“It was a matter of looking around the league and seeing what was available for offense,'' Tallon said. “He could play on our team for many years if he has success these 23 games. “He played for the No. 1 team in the league and it was hard for him to get into the lineup. You don't mess with success. I look for him to give us an option on the power play and in the shootout which has been a struggle for us.''