Joined: May 2017
Not a huge overpayment, but an overpayment all the same - 900K-1 million should be the max that Reilly pulls in. He has great speed and offensive instincts, but is very mistake-prone in his own end. Habs have terrific RD depth but LD is a hole so this is a result of that I suppose. I think Jordie Benn, while himself imperfect, at 2 X 2.5 would have been a wiser use of money for a 3rd pair LD but what can you do. In the most charitable scenario, perhaps MB realized that Jake Gardiner would be far too expensive as a UFA and had to go this route.