— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) July 1, 2016
My Take: Andrew Ladd is a bridge from Thomas Vanek to Kieffer Bellows and not a replacement for Kyle Okposo as he played right ring and this signing is for the left wing side. The right side currently belongs to Ryan Strome and he must step up his game to replace Okposo and his numbers. Ladd brings experience, a winning pedigree and a positive influence in the locker room that will help alleviate any pressure from Joh Tavares. Ladd can also be a force on any line he’s on which is why he’s getting such a long deal. More to come later.