like many have posted...I still believe that Kovy was breaking down and took an opportunity to help himself AND THE TEAMS FUTURE. it was a little sudden as far as us fans know, but this was BY FAR the best scenario to get out from that boat anchor of a contract. one year's draft pick, vs 8 years?? of 6+ mil dead money???!! no brainer
yes we lose out in the first 3 years, he would have scored on the PP and i'm convinced he would have got us a few SO wins, which may or may not have put us in. would we have still signed jagr?? he was exciting to watch and Im glad we had him for a few, I don't see him as an evil villain. and its best he's gone
And go from there, possibly with Gelinas-Zidlicky to be a thing when NJ is trailing. Although the fact that NJ did make an offer to Fayne suggests that they are not done on the D market.
I agree, or at least Im hoping we bring in a bigger body.... sal still sort of muddy's the waters even with Volch and fayne gone if he's here and playing minutes I unfortunately see him with merrill or Green