Joined: Jun 2017
On its own, I don't think Strome's contract is a terrible deal, I can't say I like it though. Like Kassian and Cagguila he appears to be over-paid by roughly $500K or so when compared to similar players on other rosters. However, each of those contracts expire after the 2020/21 season, which is probably a reasonable time-frame to allow Benson, Marody, Maksimov, and others to develop enough to seriously challenge for a permanent NHL roster spot. I can certainly see that it is reasonable to expect Strome and Kassian to have decent trade value before their contracts expire, Caggiula is a bit less certain in my mind.