Most of you are losing your shit wondering what dumbfuck Dubas is doing by signing Hutchinson to a two-year deal, but let’s just take a breath here and analyze this signing.
On the surface this looks fucking terrible because Hutch did absolutely nothing other than suck a bag of dicks for us last year. (He did improve after the trade but nobody cares.)
To be honest, I’m actually fine with this signing. The Leafs lack depth of any kind in net and Freddy Andersen is most likely gone after the season (if not before). Dell is signed for one-year, Campbell for the next two. Beyond that the cupboards are bare. Ian Scott or Joseph Woll might turn into competent backups at the NHL level but haven’t proven anything yet. But forget about all that, let’s get real here and see this signing for what it is.
Hutch was very well liked in the organization and could be a good mentor for the young guys in the system but that’s not why they signed him. The reason they signed him is because of the expansion draft after next season. Seattle isn’t wasting a pick on this guy so we’ll end up with a decent AHL backup at best (if they do take him then great!). Just as long as he stays put in the AHL we can all go about our daily lives and not have to destroy this guy all over social media.