Joined: Jul 2018
I give these signings a yes, most of them amount to nothing, but collectively it's a reasonalble strategy. It creates incentive by creating competition, and he can attract some of the better fringe players because Dubas is offering guaranteed one way cash. The league minimum dollars make it so they can be fully buried, and if 6-7 guys go into camp for 3 jobs, and you end up with 3 solid 4th liners for $2.1M total, you are essentially using cash to be as efficient as possible at that position. In the meantime he will manage to get some veterans to move back down to the marlies as some will make it through waivers. The players understand this might happen, but probably take the gamble since they are getting a one way deal.