Originally Posted by staal4pm
I'm not too thrilled with this signing. Eaves doesn't bring to the table anything we don't have already. His 20 goal season also came when he was moved up to play with Spezza and Alfredsson. That'll get 20 goal seasons out of even the most mediocre of NHL forwards. 1 year would have been fine to give him a chance what he can with the team for a healthy season. But another injury-proned forward who doesn't do anything special is not what we need, especially not for 3 years. I would have much rather seeing this guy go to waste and use the money to sign Ruutu and Gleason.
I agree, hopefully he will turn out to be good, even though it doesn't seem that way now. They're trying to negotiate a 1-year deal with Gleason and I believe just beginning talks with Ruutu. Also says they expect LaRose and Seidenberg will likely take them to arbitration.