The Snapshot wrote:Draftnik wrote:Dallas bought 3 UFA seasons from Gogo. If people think the Pens are going to get UFA seasons from Tanger at $3.5M or Nealer at $2.8M keep dreaming.
I think its a good deal. Martin essentially took Gogo's spot. The Pens kept better D and sacrificed O, but they also were able to get Neal. The Pens couldn't have picked up a F the caliber of Neal via UFA. This is another testament to Shero's excellent asset management despite the vitriol hurled towards Martin.
I don't think people understand the economic reality of Free Agency, restricted or not. They have him until he's 30.
Of course, some people also think he is terrible, so whatever.
I don't have the energy to cross-reference those who hated Goligoski with those that still think Tangradi is a late bloomer, but if anyone is in both camps......
I have totally irrational hatred for both players... at least i'm consistent