Do people not realize that him breaking the record is good for the Sharks? It's free publicity. All-time records rarely get broken. We also don't know when the season will be, nevermind the circumstances it'll be played in, but we can be pretty sure the Sharks will be a bad team regardless of this signing. So they're giving the fans a feel-good story. That's easily worth the $700k if he can be an average 4th liner.