OK, two items here:
1, Michael Ryder is off the board, as he signed a three-year deal worth $12 million with the Boston Bruins.
2, That's another insane amount of money.
Seriously, I would've liked to see what the guy had, but he had a bad year with the Montreal Candiens. He put up his worst numbers (just 14 goals after two 30-plus goal seasons), was on lower lines at times and was also a healthy scratch for a while, including several games in the playoffs. And he gets $4 million a year?
It's official. I don't blame the Stars a bit for staying out of this Day 1 mess. I think this is just way too much money going out the door right now.