I'll ask what is rational about paying a 4th liner $1.8 million a year for 4 years?
It's a bad contract IMO. Not a bad player but as one poster said it's a bad contract for a team that doesn't have the room to make such deals.
We're not going to be competing for the Cup in 4 yrs, so it doesn't really matter. I don 't have much of an issue with it. I like Burish. Pretty much this is how much it takes to get a good 3rd/4th line guy now.