Yet the best buys have to be Tomas Fleischmann, Michael Ryder and Erik Cole. Each have more goals than Richards, on pace to score 30 goals and cost their teams considerably less. In contrast, Ville Leino and Tim Connolly have been a bust. They have just 5 goals between them. While Brian Burke suggested that Tim Connolly was the consolation prize for the Brad Richards auction, it seems only in dollars. Fleischmann would have made a much better centre for Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. But at least Connolly was only signed for two years. Leino and James Wisniewski both signed for six years. If they don't improve those will be tough contracts to swallow.