I would take Comrie for 2 million tops for no more than 2 years. He fits into our salary structure at 2 and even then its buying potential IMO. The mistake with Vermette and Kelly was they were paid 2nd line money and they are mostly 3rd line guys. Comrie, IMO, falls between being a 2nd and 3rd line guy.
The money that was spent on Vermette needs to be redistributed to the blue line.
p.s. My wife does not like the trading of Vermette as she thinks we never trade the cute guys.