Jordan Nolan for 2 years at a total of 1.4 million is pretty not bad. He had an “off” season as did Dwight King.
If Nolan can keep his game simple, use that Hockey God given speed, go after loose pucks, hit clean and get his big body to the net, he can be an uber effective player on the third or fourth line.
He is one of those kids who at 24 has more skill than brains and the lack of the latter is what gets him in trouble, especially by taking dumb penalties.
Surly and I are fans and have been from the first camp we saw him.
It’s not a bad thing that Nolan can also flat out fight and does he ever have an explosive cross from a grappling position.
This leaves 1.6ish for Lewis and Clifford which means, minus a trade of another roster player, one of them may be gone. Dean can also sign each and figure it out by camp.
Keep in mind however that the players also know that and therefore are less likely to sign if they think there is a reasonable chance they may be traded. That is why you don’t see that happen often.
I think Kyle Clifford wants no less than 1.5 million per season and possibly up to 2 million. Trevor Lewis probably wants north of 2 million.
And these are the days of our offseason lives…
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