Ok the term is too long. No doubt about it. But that cap hit is actually pretty reasonable. Just a few days ago I read he wanted in the neighborhood of 6.5 mill. The guy brings a lot to the table. Good faceoff guy, can set guys up and score, and most importantly is also a good defensive forward.
Just heard Pierre Maguire on the radio and he said if Frans nielson doesn't go back to the islanders he expects him to be picked up by the red wings and said he's a good player and wouldn't cost a crazy sum to sign him
He's also 32 yrs old and we have a ton of kids coming , do we need to have this guy locked up for 4-5 yrs till he's 36-37