Flo The Action wrote:I would of preferred vermette over Kelly any day of the weekspader wrote:wprager wrote:Flo The Action wrote:Hard to believe there wasn't a market for vermette anywhere. I can't imagine he's done playing. Would be a good 3c on many teams.
Vermette to the Ducks for 2 @$1.75M.
Nice add. He's still got something left in the tank.
Kelly is half the salary and half the term. Vermette is not better than Turris or Brassard. He is close to Pageau but Pageau may continue to improve while Vermette is likely to continue to decline. So not really much of an upgrade on the 3rd line. So, yes, Vermette would be an upgrade over Lazar or Paul as the 4th line center but that's the spot where you want your young players to learn the game, so getting a veteran who won't mind playing just 30-40 games is the move you make.
You can't just compare Kelly to Vermette because they fill different roles.