theres already too many 4th line players on this team thats part of our problem.. they start playing on other lines when they have no business being on the 2nd line where a much higher quality player should be
Bernier was 2nd in goals, 4th in points on the team, and he missed what, 18 or so games? So if you were choosing between our excess of 4th liners, he wouldn't be one of them? Especially at the less than $1m you'd have to pay him???
If that's what you meant, I am glad you aren't the GM.
Parise only signed the one year deal for the express purpose of showing other teams he was healthy so he could land the big payday. He had no intention of staying here, it just would make no sense to sign a long term deal coming off a season missed due to injury.
Lou had NO CHANCE of retaining him. Personally, I'd have traded him during the one year deal.