This is iffy. Yes, Hartnell had a good year playing with Giroux, but it's easy to forget that early on he looked like complete crap, was getting 4th-liner minutes, and was apparently being shopped around as something close to a salary dump. I like the guy, and I hope he's the guy we got for most of the year production-wise, but there's also a chance he stops producing and we've got a 4.75AAV falling-all-over-himself goof. But it's a chance I'd take, and overall I'm happy with the deal; with what guys are getting this summer it's fair.
I'm sure his wife didn't want to make new friends.
All joking aside, whenever I read somebody ripping the Flyers for signing guys to long-term team-friendly deals and then dealing them, and how the organization is disloyal to its players I can't help thinking, well conversely you could say they had a guy who was such a team player he fucked his LW's wife, and they acted accordingly and exiled his ass to Columbus. Karma.
Of course, Howson fucked that up too, and Carter ended up with a Cup. But they tried.