It just struck me as odd when guys like Haula went extremely cheap and then Carolina was able to stash the extra first rounder and we did nothing.
If Jarmo didn't see anything in free agency, fine. If he didn't have a trade he thought helped, I understand. But when your whole mantra is to build through the draft and you had very little draft capital anyway, not trying to take on Marleau seemed cheap. I am sure the cap flexibility was nice, but there are teams right on the cap that get by every year (and win more games).