And that worse than 5m a year sitting on bench?
He is still at a decent age I believe. Now if Carolina ate say 1m a year that's be perfect.
Rumor is if Eric staal is traded Jordan May need to be as well.
I don't believe our assessment of what the Wings should or should not do, should be based on "And that worse than 5m a year sitting on bench?"
Bringing in someone from the outside can be risky, Jordan Staal is a HUGE risk as he has 9 years left on his contract at a very high cap hit. If anything, the Weiss situation should wisen people up to the risks of signing UFA's to big contracts, and the risks of trading for a big contract.
As far as Weiss goes, can we please wait until we judge this situation? Weiss may very well end up being a burden to this team, but its way to early to tell. This very possibly could be a strategy by Babcock to ease him back, opposed to a punishment because "he sucks now". The way people are talking, you would think that we are at the half way point of the season or close to playoff time. People want instant gratification, now that his injury is supposedly over they want him to become a #2 center again over night, when they don't get that, they freak out.
Again, I AM NOT saying things are looking good, but lets just wait and see.