Something tells me this really was about money. Smith briefly mentions the 4 or 5 million dollar "mature bond" and how any smart financial person would take it. I'm starting to think he was asked to take a pay cut.
Lindholm will probably be second line center. Peters had to move him to fill the Staal hole. I think we're finally going to see a top line of Skinner-Staal-Semin. Also believe Cam will begin the season as the starter.