penny lane wrote:http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/08/31/teemu-selanne-signs-for-swan-song-but-many-nhl-free-agents-remain-free-camps-set-open/F3cbU0BuegbuAVqHxL2yIM/story.html
Kevin Paul DuPont's look at the remaining FA. Milan Hejduk ? The pens team meeting for training camp will not be the one going into 2014 play-offs. Who knows what the 82 season will bring.
I guess the boston globe has moved him from hockey; I have always his enjoyed his writing and tweets.
Yeah, this is why I don't get re-signing Dupuis and Kunitz to long-term contracts. People say...oh look at the $5m paid for so and so on the UFA market. Dupuis and Kunitz are complementary wingers, and there's quite a few complementary wingers available on the market, as there are every year, that could be had for $2-3m on 1 year deals.
I'd rather have Morrow for 1 year at $2m than Dupuis for 4 years at $3.75m. Any dropoff in production (which IMO would not be very much playing in the same role. Morrow scored .93 pt/g as a Pen last season vs Dupuis' .79), but if there was, the additional cap space could be used to upgrade another forward position. Plus, we woulnd't be saddled with a 38 yr/old $4m 3rd liner down the line.