He's the best available player. The most skilled player on the market remaining and with warts and all, he's a player capable of 40 goals. Nobody else we picked up was going to be able to match his upside and even his downside is not horrendous.
Not my favorite player in the league, but if he can come here and change his approach and play a team style game it will go a long way towards changing that perception about him.
Money we had to spend spent wisely on a player who could reap huge dividends.
I think with the additions of the younger Staal, a re-energized older Staal, Semin with something to prove and the continued development of some of Carolina's young players, there's no way this team misses the playoffs again.