I'm a little confused at this. Maybe for him to mentor some of the young guys?
Logan Cooley alone is worth me venturing to a game. I can't wait for the Russians we just drafted finish their club obligations in Russia. We are a couple seasons away from being real good. Just have to have some of that top end draft talent develop!I love this deal. Blue line needed some vet leadership and even though Dumba is coming off a low scoring year, he's a solid presence with all the youth we have. We have really needed a d-man who can carry out of his own zone which I think could end up really boosting our transition game and push the opponent's defense a little deeper on our zone entries. Those little pockets of space could be enough for our forwards to exploit for better rushes and o-zone setup.
The one-year deal will allow us to see if the last year's issues were just from a lingering injury or if he's on his way out of NHL competition and he'll be motivated to give us his all to get a better deal next year.
Even if it doesn't work out, at least it feels like we're moving out of tank-mode and there's a clear directive to develop our existing core. That right there is enough to pump me up for the season and keep all of my concern about arenas on the back-burner.