Sad to see Stuart go. He's been a rock for the Wings on defense the past few years. He wasn't good in the playoffs this year, but I don't think his heart was in Detroit.
Still good defensively, eats minutes on the PK, but prone to the occasional blunder.
From a GM, "Detroit is the best team we've played this year. It's not even close. Their puck control is incredible...You have to hope your goalie has a great night to give you a chance."
We sign him it means he'll replace D. Murray who will be moved as part of a package or pick/prospect. It's possible, but less likely that Braun/Demers could get moved, doubt it as they have cap friendly salaries.
If he was truly gonna sign here anyway, this was a stupid ass move.
If DW thought another team was planning on offering him a huge contract.... it's still ****ing stupid. Let the team shoot themselves in the foot by overpaying for an average (at best) dman. That's one less team to worry about having cap room.
You shouldn't just give away draft pick, ever. Imo.