The Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Jonas Hiller to a two-year, $9 million contract, while the Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Stephane Robidas to a three-year deal worth $3 million per season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: After going with little-known goalies last season the Flames decide to bring in a proven starter. Hiller’s posted solid career numbers but lost his job last season with the Ducks. The starter’s job in Calgary is now Hiller’s to lose. A bit expensive on the salary but it’s a favorable term for the Flames.
Robidas is 37, in decline and the Leafs just signed him to a three-year deal for $3 million per season. Just let that one sink in. Not a smart signing by the Leafs.