There are only so many forwards that are available in free agency in any given year, and we're never really in the conversation for any of the really high priced ones. The fact that there are more slots to fill won't really change the way Lou has always approached it. Whatever the case, in six years, the $5 million that Greene will be getting paid, which might be a little bit above what an average player gets, is not going to make a difference on who the forwards ultimately are.
I don't know I think Cammy was a pretty big land. Plus if you believe him we were in on Zach before he chose to go home. I won't say Kovy because I think we were the only ones offering him 100 million. Zidlicky and Jagr weren't too bad either.
For a couple of years there it felt like no one wanted to play for us but I think that was just a dark period in our time. Zach, Kovy, and Clarkson all left within a year or two.
Harrold is pretty capable so him getting a few games isn't the end of the world. I'd bet Severson is the first in line to get called up, though.
Yeah Harrold is definitely our #7 guy and I guess it depends on who gets injured as to who they call up. Do you really see Severson getting ice time this season? I would have thought he'd get at least a year in Albany but I guess if he's that good why not?
Not to derail the discussion but what happens if/when we get a couple of injuries on defense? We know it's only a matter of time before Salvador gets hurt but what happens if another one or two go down? I guess at this point we're looking at Helgesen or Scarlett? Does anyone think Lou will try to sign one more defender just in case?