Joined: Oct 2016
The five people that said no are completely out to lunch and must not watch hockey. Rinne has been one of the best goalies in the last 5 seasons and seems to only be getting better with age. Look at Luongo in florida. Had pretty good stats last year and his current stats this year aren't anything to shake your head at. He's 37 and still one of the best, when healthy, in the NHL. Teams are signed backups and fringe starters for anywhere from 2.5 - 3.5 mil and Rinne is taking 5 mill and short term with another Vezina type season underway. Saros will continue to develope and have an excellent well respected mentor helping his growth and also from that same part of the world. I don't think this hurts Saros in the least and if anything, will help him continue to grow even more. This deal is a steal. If they choose to, they can always move him for assets as well. Seeing how well respected he is in the organization and by his teammates. I don't see that happening. Poile with another steal of a deal. Even at one more great year. Its a steal.