I never liked him either but one of the reasons I was against signing him is that we wouldn't have the cap space to sign Suter or Parise. I still think Holland is going to trade some forwards away. If not, I have no clue what he's thinking. We have like 15 forwards once Abdelkader is resigned. That's not including Tatar either.
You've got the possibility of Holmstrom too. Then you've got two NHL ready prospects in Tatar and Sheahan (sort of here).
First off, I really do not like Mikael Samuelsson at all. I never did when he played for us, Vancouver, or Florida. I really do not understand the signing, but what's done is done. He'll likely play on our second unit PP. He may not as well, if we go with Brendan Smith.
I've got him playing on every single line this season. Probably hot n' cold the entire season. I'll say 37 points or so. He likely plays in 70 games. I'd just rathe see Tomas Tatar play instead of this guy.