Well, guess we'll see if he "bombs" or not.
Even if he does, it's not like the Devils are putting all their hopes n dreams into this one guy....and for two years? Not bad at all.
If they don't like what they see in that time, they can just say bye bye and not be any worse off for it given the other talents they have on the roster.
But if his KHL numbers are anything to go by, he seems like a playmaker first, sniper second.... should do well playing with guys that really like to shoot the
Not a fan of most of the moves the Davils made this offseason, Subban is a very one dimensional d-man, a power play guy with holes in every other aspect of his game, Gusev, an overpay for a guy who has yet to play a shift in the NHL, yeah they got Hughes but that was the luck of the ping pong balls and he fell in their lap, Simmonds on a one year deal isn't bad but at 5 million for the season, sheesh. They have left the Taylor Hall upcoming free agency hanging, they have done nothing about the
Dailyfaceoff already has him slotted on wing on the 2nd line alongside C-Nico Hischier and winger Kyle Palmieri.
Could be an excellent combo as Hischier is a good shooter/set up man himself and Palmieri is the classic trigger-man.
A high reward, low risk move. Very nice by the Devils. Only $9 mil. invested in this guy and he might be a genuine 1st line star.
Occam, seriously... the Flyers pay Hayes $50 mil., a designated 2nd/3th liner and THIS move is slinging shiit?! Uh oh...