Barclay Goodrow signing: Rangers are crazy

Published July 22, 2021 at 5:31 PM

Barclay Goodrow just signed a monster contract worth $21.85 million for a total of six years. He was on track to become an unrestricted free agent on July 28.

Yes, Goodrow remains a very effective supporting player. Yes, Goodrow has a winner's tag tacked under his name. Yes, Goodrow has won back-to-back Stanley Cups. But at the end of the day, the 28-year-old Ontario native remains a bottom-6 player, like Artturi Lehkonen, for example.

Lehkonen was acquired from the Tampa Bay Lightning with a seventh-round pick in 2022. The Toronto native had 20 points, including 6 goals, in 55 games last year with Tampa Bay. He also added 6 points in 18 games in the playoffs.

Chris Drury was obviously eager to add experience to his young roster, as he slightly overpaid for this depth forward...
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