Well, maybe, but there are 13 forward spots to fill. They could even play on the same line. A lot of veteran FAs are leaving next year. Gainey has to replace some of that leadership and veteran experience.
2 million is expensive, but I think he will take a paycut. He is exactly the kind of player who will be most affected by CBA anxiety. If he comes cheap, he would be a great addition for all the reasons given by F. Duchemin (above).