Edited Aug. 5 at 4:00 a.m.
This is a fine contract with limited risk given the 1 year term.
A lot of you guys are seemingly unaware or not remembering how well Wood played before his hip surgery:
As for the cap, it may seem that this puts the Devils up against it with 73k projected cap space, but that's counting 13F, 7D and 3 GK.
Though Zetterlund is yet to be signed for 800-900k, 4.1m will be eliminated for a significant portion of the season as Bernier will go back to LTIR.
If Bernier is activated at some point, he will just be waived retaining a 400 k cushion.
Nemec will also not play in the NHL, so another 950k created.
Whenever there's an injury at D, Okhotiuk, Bahl or Walsh will briefly be called and sent down in between games since they are waivers-exempt.
The Devils team should be set for the upcoming season by now, though there remain some uncertainty with McLeod.
Shango - Hughes - Mercer
Palat - Hischier - Bratt
Johnsson - Haula - Tatar
Zetterlund - Boqvist - Bastian
// Wood, McLeod (Thompson)
Any situation were the Devils don't have to dress Geertsen for 20+ games is a big win in my book.
Seems like a bit of an overpay, especially considering that this puts them right up against the cap ($73,375 left). Someone's going to have to go to make room (and this is assuming Bernier's out for the year, if he comes back it gets even more complicated).
Little much for a guy who played 3 games last season
This contract seems somewhat poor. He missed most of last season. Is sub 1/2 a ppg player. And this walks him to Ufa. I like that he's a physical winger but otherwise... Seems like a poor contract