It took nine months longer than expected, but Branden Albert is nearly a Miami Dolphin. Albert will sign a five-year contract paying more than $9 million per year.
Money makes Miami a free agent player right now, not workplace, culture, Super Bowl odds or anything else. And that foists the onus squarely on Hickey, the guy with all the Monopoly money.
The Florida Panthers are always looking to find bigger and stronger forwards, so it should have been no surprise when Dale Tallon acquired Jimmy Hayes in a November trade.