Oiler fans were asking for Jack Johnson+ at the deadline last season while he was sidelined with injury. Pretty crazy that he would just be waived for free, but I would assume that the Oilers offered him up around the league multiple times without any bites to come to this conclusion. Will be interesting to see how things turn out. The Kings may actually be a player for him, though I hope not. But he fits Dean's M.O. (grizzled veteran coming off of injury and a lackluster season), the cap hit is excessive though - but the term is reasonable - he would get picked off of re-entry for certain though, probably by a team much higher in the selection process than the Kings though.
“Every good army needs a couple of criminals.” - Dean Lombardi
Crazy idea, but if any team can afford it, it's us.
More of a bad idea than a crazy one. Not only does that rob the team of cap space for the next 2 offseasons, but you expect the Leafs to pay 9 mil so that Souray/Finger can play the first pairing on the Marlies?
Alright, I'll meet you half way and call it a crazy bad idea.
They're obviously trying to give him away. But if he's going to sign a contract with Edmonton and say he doesn't want to play for Edmonton 1/2 into his contract then this is the course of action we'll be taking.
If someone claims him, awesome.
If not he's either getting bought out or brought back up via re-entry waivers.