Dobber mentioned Whitney being on a contract year... and if he sits out a nice chunk of this seaon, he can kiss goodbye any future loot.
I think he'll play his heart out this short season... he's excited, healthy and refreshed... and I'd actually bet we see an injury to Hall and/or RNH before Whitney misses time - even if Ryan has to play through pain to make bank.
I would NOT touch him with a 10-foot pole if looking to future (beyond 2013), but I think he is a steal for this short season... he will get 1st line even strength, some PP1, lots of PP2, and if he succeeds on PP (like two seasons ago) before Schultz locks up his career post at the EDM point, I could easily see 35-38 points in 46 games for Mr. Whitney.
10 Team H2H Points (Keep 1C, 1W, 1D, 1G, & 1 non-goalie):
G,A,+/-, PIM, PPG, SHG, GWG, OTG, FOWs, Hits, Blks, Maj, Mis, (bonus scoring for D-men makes them comparable to Wing)
Wins, Saves, GA, Shutouts
Daily Start: 2C, 4W, 4D, 2G
C: Toews, Kopitar, Bergeron
W: Parise, Neal, E. Kane, Iginla, Hartnell, Jagr
D: Karlsson (IR), S. Weber, Markov, Ehrhoff, Wideman, Souray, Pitkanen
G: Halak, Niemi, Lehner