Interesting. Was sure we were going to keep him this year. Though, I expected us to trade him in order to make room for Galchenyuk (even possibly Eller). Thought we would trade him at some point. As much as I like the guy. His size will always be an issue. And there will most likely be better.
I had also thought of possibly signing Desharnais at a good salary. In order to make it easier (or better) for him to be traded.
The writing is on the wall for Plekanec for best or worst
No, I hope this doesn't turn into a needless bash of Plekanec. He signed a fair contract with the team, and has entirely deserved it. Just because we now have several good players who happen to play C, does not mean we need to "make room" for anyone.