He's a nice complimentary on the right team and role, 2.5-3 a year is a fair price. I'd love to see him on the Kings 3rd line with Handzus & Simmonds.
If Pahlsson is asking for anywhere near 3m a year he is out of his mind.
Come on, be reasonable, yeah he's a good veteran and very good defensively, but there is no offensive upside at all and as such cannot be put on top two lines. These players are not THAT hard to acquire, and if they are asking for that with a potential cap crash coming, I hope they enjoy playing in Europe.
I am hoping the Hawks resign him somewhere in the 1.5m per range. If he goes higher than that, he can walk.
Dont tell this to Hawk fans who think players are going to sign in Chicago for discounted contracts because McEgo has brain washed the players into thinking "theres something special happenin".
Sammy is the least of the Hawks worries, is a servicable centre whom this team could use, played excellent even when he wasnt 100% his whole time while on the Hawks, and wont be signed for less than 3 million.
A shut down centre or a huge hole on the third/fouth line? Hmmmm