You can understand the wish! But see Thomas, Tim > over 35 UFA signee. If he retires or kacks, the full salary counts against the cap. Long term deals with UFA's are cancer much more than attitudes.
Maybe $11 mill for 3 years. $3 mill bonus, $1 mil, $1 mill and $6 mill final term? Nah, could also get injured, and does have a checkered past, not quite ever playing a full season
likely wants a longer term, nothing to do with the price
He's also just almost single handily made the Stars (almost) a play off team. A 240 lb guy with a cannon of a shot, a right handed shot at that and a plus player to boot who has composure... Souray is EXACTLY the player we need!
Just a 1 year deal though please?Has anybody thought at 35 he wants to play for a cup someday soon?
I'm old-school when it comes to hockey and any dirty laundry no matter what should stay in the locker-room behind closed doors. Souray aired his dirty laundry with the Oilers organization and he suffered the consequences - but, to his credit he took his medicine (a year in the minors riding the bus after being a three-time NHL all-star will do that to a player I'm assuming) so he gets some redemption in my books.
That said, of all people out there, Souray should know he's received a second chance here and he could easily be out of the NHL for good - as a result, he and his agent should be very careful about the game they are playing with NHL GM's.
Edited by Canuck Surfer, 16 June 2012 - 04:09 PM.