The Perfect LW’er?
Reports have it that the Dallas Stars, and RFA winger James Neal are at an impasse.
Anyone else remember the 2009 Worlds in which Spezza and Neal found instant chemistry?
I sure do.
With all of his 2011 draft picks, should Murray make a move on Neal, and force the Stars into an uncomfortable decision?
At the right price, Neal is a big time impact forward, with many good years left to play.
A 3yr/$7.846M deal would only cost the Sens a 2nd round pick. That’s a young, legit scoring winger for $2.615M/yr. What would an impending UFA cost at the deadline? Probably more.
I’d offer it without so much as a second thought.