For all the crap, Sammy did score goals. But most importantly: he shoots. This team seriously needs a shoot-first player, and Sammy is that. Sure, 90% of his shots go into the chest pad, but he does score a decent amount of goals.
And besides, it wouldn't be a Red Wings summer without resigning an old Wing.
He's not going to put us over the edge, but he's a suitable Hudler replacement and adds a shooting dynamic. That's where he fits on this team.
Yes 3m makes me cringe and the NTC drive me nuts but your completely correct we desperately need someone that doesn't pass the puck around for the entire power play. Sammy has a shoot first mentality that this team desperatly needs more of.