If they want to buy out Weiss they might as well wait until next year anyway.. maybe he bounces back but even if he doesn't, the cap hit from the buy out will be less in both term and dollars. We can afford keep him on the books this season and add a contract if we so choose.
Exactly. Ton's of cap space this year. See what Blashill can do with him. Maybe he plays well enough to generate some trade interest. If he struggles, dump him next June when that 2.5M (or whatever) in cap space becomes more valuable.
I also read somewhere that it's "not about the money" & where he signs depends more about the quality of team he could sign to and what role he would get on said team. He wants top minutes, more power play time, etc.. something the wings could obviously give him based on the state of the defense. I think all of that points to him being signed by the wings, assuming he means it when he says "it's not about the money" & signs at a decent value. I would love to sign green at say 3 years, 12 million. But I expect him to get more. He'll certainly get better offers from teams like the oilers.
Agreed. I was going to say something like this since the Norris has basically become for the defenseman with the most points..
Personally I think a purely offensive defenseman should be in the same category as some other point producers. That would greatly improve the Norris and actually make sure that guys who shouldn't even be in the conversation for the trophy won't take it away from much more deserving players . Or if that's not possible just split it into the best overall defender and the one with the most points that way everyone knows which award is the more important one for a ..defender.
I mean not even nominating Weber, Suter and Keith ? Too bad Giordano for hurt guy would have won otherwise.