Yes I posted 1 article, but that is pretty much the opinion of of every writer/journalist that I have ever read write about him. The Leafs gave up on him, the Flyers gave up on him, and yes the Kings did take him, but not at anything even close to 5 million. According to nhlbythenumbers his cap hit this season is 1.8 million and is an expiring contract.
In another post you said that you trust the opinion of Kings management over a writer but this is a very flawed argument as this apples and oranges. I have not read anywhere from the the Kings front office that they believe he is worth 5 million/year which is what you are trying to claim he is worth. This writer says that he is a competent 3rd pairing guy, which he is. The Kings are paying him like a third pairing guy. Seems pretty similar to me.
My argument is not that the guy is useless and not worth a contract, but that his is not worth 5 million/year. If the Wings signed him as a #6 d-man to a 1 year 1.5 million contract, that I would be open to. Long term at 5mil per year is not just bad, but an awful contract for Schenn.
Huge huge fan of Schenn and what he brings to the table but I would be fine with 3 mill per. The guy brings pugnacity and testosterone to a team and I also believe under the right circumstances he can be a tweener between a third pairing and at times (!) someone who helps out the second pairing type of guy.
Pains me to admit it but Luke Schenn wouldn't fix our defensive problems a steady stay at home defender who can chip in some offense here and there would be needed and those guys aren't available. That's why Holland has to move some of the better pieces to land one either via trade or draft. Really there is no other way around to fix this mess yes, the offense will need help soon too but the fact of the matter is the Wings are in a better - i.e. more depth - position in terms of forwards then they are in terms of defense.
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