8305 wrote:Torey Craig is a solid player. Looks like a solid #8 or #9 rotational guy on a good team. So we've got like 12 of those guys now? Rhetorical question did we get him to look good on the bench or just assure us that we minimize the development minutes/opportunity that could be allocated to Brissett and Duarte?
We’ve had such serious injury history with our guys and had to play deep in the bench lately. Also, I wouldn’t say he’ll necessarily minimize the development of the other guys. He’ll definitely drive competition for them and push them to improve, though. I imagine we paid him decently and provided long-term security to convince him to sign here, knowing that he may not play much, and he’ll be expected to help develop and push the young guys. Otherwise, he definitely got paid much more than he would be worth from his production. But if he signed on to be a leader, and sacrifice playing time, the contract makes much more sense.