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Signing: Blackhawks grab Robin Lehner (1 year, million)Analysis: This one's surprising on two fronts.
First, because Lehner ended up in Chicago, where goalies Corey Crawford and Colin Delia are owed a combined million for 2019-20.
There was a report of the Isles not ponying up ahead of July 1, and the possibility of leaving Long Island existed, but the rumor mill never got moving too fast. And after the Isles lost the Artemi Panarin sweepstakes, there was no chance GM Lou Lamoriello was going to let the day pass without getting a commitment from the club's captain.
The hockey world assumed a multi-year deal was in the soon-to-be 28-year-old's future.
It's a weird signing, but there's clearly more to the story.
Sure, the contract's an overpay - particularly when you place it next to Duchene's annual cap hit of million - but it isn't egregious.
If Lee, 28, continues to produce 50-60 points per year, million is manageable. Signing: Avalanche pick up Joonas Donskoi (4 years, .6 million)Analysis: Donskoi won't move the needle on his own, but the Finnish right winger does help bolster Colorado's top-nine forward crew.