This is all well-known news at this point, but I thought I'd make a post to give us a space to discuss it, in case any of you idiots have opinions on it...
In an offseason Q&A today, Ducks GM Bob Murray announced that Jonas Hiller, Saku Koivu, and Daniel Winnik will not be offered new contracts this season.
No one is surprised to see Hiller go. I liked Hiller, but this change up is a little overdue. I'm not exactly sure where Hiller might fit in in the NHL right now, but perhaps somewhere like Winnipeg could use him. I wouldn't wish Winnipeg on anyone though, so hopefully he can find an NHL team in a livable city.
Not sure what happens to Koivu. He's likely to retire, though it would be nice to see him get to do that up in Montreal. I don't think the Canadiens would have any space for him at this point, so to retire with Montreal would probably mean signing one of those meaningless one-day contracts. Which is sad and dumb.
I liked Daniel Winnik a lot. I think there are plenty of teams where a solid penalty-killing 3rd liner like him will be in demand.
What say you, butt-asses?