Milan Lucic may get the 6 million dollars into his bank account for the next 7 years, but it’s an investment to be spread throughout the lineup.

Consider it as Lucic for 4.5 million, a $250,000 incentive to 4 others to get their act together, and $500,000 to buy some credibility for other potential targets. That’s what Lucic can, and I believe will, bring to the table.

As sad and conflicted as I was, hockey is a business and Taylor Hall already seems like someone who used to play for Edmonton.