Yeah. Sadly for Atlanta, the arbitrator was obviously unaware at the time that David Perron was about the sign a 2 year/$4.3m. A cap hit of $2.15m and clearly a much better RFA of a comparable age.
No matter how much cap space you have,you don't want to be throwing money away by overpaying a guy like Clarke MacArthur $2.4 Million.I agree with their decision to let him go.They've got a few spots to fill with the departures of Slava Kozlov,Maxim Afinogenov,Colby Armstrong,and Pavel Kubina,not to mention Christoph Schubert.
Perron's contract really highlights the ridiculousness of MacArthur award.
...and people were pissed at what the arbitrator gave Hudler.