Elliotte Friedman reporting on his (and Jeff Marek's) latest episode of 31 Thoughts which just released today. I beliewve Friedge said that the interest was mutual and that the fit makes sense, and other analysts have stipulated that the other contenders have all been accounted for now; Flyers traded away the house for Ristolainen (lol), Chicago acquired Seth Jones and signed him long term, and the Kraken seem more interested in Landeskog as their D corps is much stronger than their forward group.
I don't know if this is the time to sign a big UFA D man or not, but if it is, Dougie is the kind of player you want. He also strikes me as the type of D man who can age gracefully due to his playing style a la Brian Campbell. I'm nervous about committing around 9 million to a guy his age, but he could make an incredible difference on the top line.
What are your thoughts?