I didn't say it was a sympathy signing, I am saying that those that have sympathy and think we should sign based off that are out to lunch.
To answer the rest, I fear Raymond coming back to haunt us about as much as Wellwood. If he proves me wrong, power to him, but his whole time here, all I have seen is where a scoring chance goes to die.
Fair enough. You did not say "Raymond is a sympathy signing". I think it is a very fair signing and Gilles worked a little off his cap hit. He did get 25 goals, so it is fair to assume he could do it again (maybe more, fingers crossed), since he is only about 27.I somewhat agree with your statement that "he is where scoring chances go to die". Anybody who watches has seen him create amazing chances only to be stymied. But at least he creates chances. Sooner or later they will probably start finding the back of the net. It wasn't until about Martin St. Louis 7th or 8th season that he started becoming a point a game player. I just think it is way too early to say he is garbage and a waste of a roster spot as so many have indicated.