As I said at the time, it was a win-win for both teams.Island Nucklehead wrote: ↑Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:20 pmThe Penguins got rid of Sutter because they (wisely) didn't want to pay him what the Canucks wound up paying him. They got a better offensive player, on a $1.8M cap hit for multiple seasons, saved enough money to add some depth (Fehr) and went out and won back to back cups. When time came to pay Bonino, they simply walked away. Excellent asset management.
A contender like the Pens needs value contracts.
A rebuilding team like Canucks needs a veteran mentor who is willing to get on board with a rebuild.