On Tuesday, the seven-plus week holdout of restricted free agent forward Kyle Turris came to an end, as the Coyotes finally inked him to a new 2-year deal, reportedly worth $2.8 million. The annual cap hit on this new deal is $1.4 million, which is a little bit more reasonable than the $3 to $4 million that he was looking for before the season started.
In 65 games in the 2011 season, Turris scored 11 goals and 14 assists, which ranked him 344th in pool scoring, 277th among all forwards, which certainly didn't justify his demands for a large contract, despite what his career potential might possibly be.
This news now gives Ryan M. another player on his draft roster, as Ryan took him in the 13th round, 267th overall, hoping for a bit of a bargain. Well, he has missed out on almost 20 games, so Turris, if he is going to play with the Coyotes (trade rumours still flying around), he'll have to show why the Coyotes should have signed him for more money.
For now, the deal is quite reasonable and until Turris shows otherwise.