Joined: Jul 2018
Really, there is no version of this deal that can be "bad". He makes essentially league minimum money in the NHL, and can be sent to the AHL whenever. Maybe he isn't worth the actual dollars, but since we are on a cap website talking about a hockey contract, I tend to look at it in terms of whether or not the player will provide more or less value than their contract versus the cap. Since the only negative impact this contract could possibly have is taking up a contract spot, the only way this deal is bad would be if it somehow stopped Columbus from making a different deal elsewhere. Other than that, it can be buried on a moments notice, but gives a veteran presence in the AHL (which has shown useful on many teams), who can get called up and provide a veteran option down the line up with some skill. There is no negative cap impact, and since Columbus is only at 47 contracts with this deal, I don't see it ever causing any sort of problem.