That's brutal. Funny how the KHL can't even get an over the hill Russian
Edit- John Fischer from ILWT trust brings up a good point. Figure Zidlicky and Gonchar are roughly equal at this point. Zidlicky is gonna get paid and I hope not by us
That's a terrible point. Comparables don't exist on the UFA market. It's all about what one team is willing to pay you - would Gonchar have gotten that contract from another team? Probably not.
I don't think the Gonchar contract is that bad in light of the free agent market. He's still okay in top 4 minutes. With any luck, he'll stay healthy and they can deal him at the deadline in 2 years. This frees them up to deal Goligoski or Daley at the draft.
come on its only been 2 months and the draft and free agency is in 3 weeks and the only risk is losing 2 guys of our top 6 and possibly 3 depending on how you look at it, on top of the hole left after zach who was never replaced other than by cheap waivers pickups. No biggie.
of course im sarcastic but whats the point of blaming Lou here? he could have twitter and instagram posting pictures of himself on the beach everyday drunk and travelling around the world not doing anything hockey related and folks here would still defend him thats its the way to go cause of his track record and success. And if we do lose all those guys to free agency well its 100% not his fault either its all on the players of course.
All Lou can do, at any point, is offer a player a contract to stay. If he doesn't offer a contract at all, then yeah, it's his fault.