The defenseman won a free-agent contract good for $14 million over four years with arguably the worst team in the league. Finger is better than his critics would have you believe. He's rugged in his own zone and has size and a willingness to use it. The problem is that he's in Toronto where expectations are always a multiple of 20 in regards to overall talent. Had he signed in Nashville, Phoenix or with any of a half dozen teams that need a decent hardworking journeyman, no one would have noticed.
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