What would your team offer these UFA players?
Was wondering how much money it would take to sign these guys? Your team of course has to have the cap room. Which player does your team want, how much and for how long?
1. Jay Bouwmeester
Towering defensman will be a hot ticket. There's a good chance he will leave the Panther's and I wouldn't be surprised if he got over 20 offers.
2. Marion Hossa
Red Wings sniper notched 40 goals this year. The 31 year old talked about his next contract being his "last one" and hinted that he'd be looking for a long term deal. If he can't be extended by the Red Wings his phone will be ringing off the hook in July.
3. Daniel and Henrik Sedin
81 points a piece this year! These two have been really consistant over the past several seasons always posting up over 70 pts. I don't see them splitting up, and their combined salaries could be up around $11-14 million. That kind of cap hit could take several teams out of the equation. Staying in Vancouver is a possibility.
4. Marian Gaborik
If he gets and stays healthy, this guy will be the prize of this years UFA pool. But there is that risk with Gaborik because of his medical record. Still a potential 90+ point guy, and a game breaker. Gaborik is one of the game's elite talents. He turned down 8 years and over $60 million from Minnesota last fall, which could mean he wants out of Minnesota. Some speculate he didn't get along with Lemaire which could have something to do with his not signing the extension. So we'll see...
5. Martin Havlatt
Hawks leading scorer posted 78 points this season. This guy is just 27, and like Gaborik is lethal when healthy. Lots of talent and should be a beauty if he hits the open market.
6. Scott Niedermyer
If he decides to leave Anaheim, Scotty has proven he is still an elite player. The future hall of famer would bring a great player on and off the ice along with so many other intangeables to any team that signs him.
7. Mike Cammalleri
Has scored a total of 118 goals in his 4 post-lockout seasons. (Averaging 29.5 per season). He'll be 27 in June. Size is a concern but he is not a soft player and should cash in big. Oh, and he's a filthy sniper.
8. Mattius Ohlund
32 year old defensman is a bear. Big, grizzled, veteran defensman will attract lots of interest if Vancouver doesn't get a deal done before July 1.
9. Alex Kovalev
Gamble. Here's a guy who was a top 10 scorer in the league last season, and played like border line 2nd liner this season. Kovalev has the tools to be a great scoring threat, but at age 36 he might need to go somewhere that he doesn't have to be "the guy". He could be a great signing for the right price, provided he delivers.
10. Nik Antropov
Big body. Amazing skater.... ;) Nik is a legitimate 25-30 goal man and is a quality guy for standing in front of the net, grabbing rebounds or tipping pucks, and providing a screen. Could be a boost for a team with a weak power play who need someone to provide that traffic in front. Nik is also a solid two-way player and has an award winning smile.
10. (tie) Brian Gionta
Small speedy winger has a lot of offensive tools. Its not unlike Lou Lamerello to let guys like this walk when they want that big pay raise, and I could definitely see him testing the UFA waters.
Here's some other's I won't place them in any order:
I don't think he'll leave St.Louis, but you never know. Keith was a monster for the Blues in the playoffs even though he was held scoreless and they were swept. He was throwing huge hits, winning most of his draws, and just being Keith out there. You heard his name more than anyone's except Luongo in that series. I think the veteran who is on the home stretch of a cupless career could look to sign at a moderate salary with a legitimate contender in the hopes of winning a cup.
34 year old. Great big body with soft hands. Due to age, he would be best suited for a 1 to 2 year deal, 3 years at most. Could bring some secondary scoring to a team needing one more guy. (Similar to Montreal's reasoning for bringing in Lang last fall). Viktor can still score highlight reel goals, as witnessed in game 6 of the first round.
36 year old Knuble, is a consistant secondary scorer. A big body guy who likes to play physical and be that solid support winger for any top line forward.
30 year old is a tough guy and a yapper. Quality role player. Not a lot of offensive skills, he typically doesn't score a lot but there is reason to believe there will be lots of interest out there based on his presence on the ice.
36 year old checking centre will probably stick with the Devils. But if not, he'd be a quality pick up for a team looking for a reliable defensive forward, and a veteran leader.
"Speedin" Stevie Sullivan aka "Sully"
I love Sully! This guy can fly and score goals too. He recovered after having not played for over a year and scored at a decent pace for Nashville at the end of the season. He's 34 years old, and because of health he could be a guy worth taking a chance on for a lot of teams. Watch for him to be a steal somewhere at around $2-3 million and put up over 60 points.
Long time Habs captain could be on the way out. If so, there will be interest in the feisty centre who can provide secondary scoring and solid defensive play.
Bert can still play. I think Calgary will try to bring him back, he seems to be a good fit there, but if he hits the market he'll bring some size and skill to any teams line up.
Long time Star could stick with Dallas. He's a great player, but health has been a concern in recent years and he's now 36. Still, the former Selke winner could be a big boost at a reasonable price to some team in need of a winner.
Quality d-man. Might want out of Anaheim with the arrival of Ryan Whitney. However depending on Scott Niedermyer's future with the team Beauchemin might want to stay. This guy could actually be one of the best signings in the offseason.
I know, he's flakey. But super speedy and lots of talent. I actually think he could be a gamble worth taking for the right team. Aknowledging Sergei Samsonov's solid play with the Hurricanes, there is reason to believe that Maxim's time in the NHL isn't done.
Canucks Will give a case of beer for antropov
Obviously you don't sign every one of them, but in isolation, I think these are the salaries the leafs should be offering. In the case of Toronto, everything would be front-loaded.
1. Bouwmeester - $6.75 per year on a 6 year deal - Franchise defenceman, but the cap is going down; and we have Kubina, Schenn and White to lock up long term. Might get him at that price.
2. Marian Hossa - $5.75 on a 4 year deal - Not the guy you want to be your best forward, need to leave cap space so he's the #2 guy. Won't get him for that price.
3. Sedins - $9million between the both of them for 3 years. If these guys are your #1 line you're in trouble unless you've got a guy like Sundin on the #2. Need to leave space for someone like that. Won't get him for that price.
4. Gaborik - Better than Hossa, but injury prone. $6.0 on a 2-year deal. Won't get him.
5. Havlat - Won't hit the open market, but if he does same as Hossa, $5.75 on a 4-year deal. Won't get him.
6. Neidermayer - $6.75 on a 1 year deal. Problably won't go anywhere but Anaheim.
7. Cammaleri - $4.75 on a 4-5 year deal. He isn't quite as good as Hossa/Havlat. Won't get him for that.
8. Ohlund - $4.25 on a 4 year deal to allow us to move a guy like Kaberle or Kubina. Might get him for that.
9. Kovalev - $4.5 on a 2 year deal. Can put up big numbers when he wants to. Problably won't get him for that.
10. Nik Antropov - $3.25million on a 3 year deal. Can be a big asset to a 2nd line. Problably won't get him.
11. Brian Gionta - $4.25 million on a 4 year deal. 1st line contributor, won't get him for that.
12. Beauchemin - $4.25 on a 5 year deal. Could be a very good replacement for Kaberle if we decide to move him. Might get him for that.
13. Afinogenov - $3.5 on a 2-year deal. Might turn his game around; he's got the skill to. Might take that to stick in the NHL.
14. Bertuzzi - $3.25 on 2-year deal. He might still have some big numbers left in him and if not he'll be a good influence on the younger players and make us a tougher team to play against.
you may just be J-FRIED if you think Hossa signs for under 6 unless it's a 10 yr deal, Sedins @ 4.5 each - if that was the case they'd be signed long ago, Havlat - same as Hossa, only if it's a 10 + yr contract..well the list goes on no need to examine every one, but if those are the offers expect to get shut out in FA - only ones that are close are Gionta and Bertuzzi
what about mike komisarek? an assistant gm thinks he is worth about 5 millions and was worth 6 before his horrible season... if im gainey i dont offer him more than 4 millions
He's too busy getting his ass kicked by Lucic to get payed that much.
If Sather could ever get his head out of his ass and find a way to move Rozsival and Redden I would give JBo a deal like this:
6.5 million for 9 years(front loaded as much as possible)
4 years at 3.75 million
hmm I have questions similar to the OP about the following UFA...
Erik Cole- Is he going to have to take a pay cut from the $4 million he got in his last contract?
Nick Boynton - had a decent year...made $2.95...some injury concerns
Derek Morris- solid d-man....made $4.00...
For the Bruins, Morris and Cole would probably cost too much.
I'd like Boynton back though. He's a hard worker, plays physical, decent passer.
It's almost assured that he's not signing with Florida. He didn't get along with management and had reduced playing time.
Hmm maybe 2.5 or over 2 or 3 years? Kind of a lowball offer but if he doesn't like it then he doesn't sign...
edmonton will make a push for hossa with a 7 year 56 mil contract.
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i would expect bouwmeester get offers for more than 6 and a half million
1. Jay Bouwmeester - Nothing. We need a stay at home defenseman.
2. Marion Hossa - 7 mill if Edmonton could afford to take the cap hit.
3. Daniel and Henrik Sedin - No way Edmonton could afford them.
4. Marian Gaborik - 3 mill base salary and 1million for every 20 games he plays.
5. Martin Havlatt - 6 mill per year
6. Scott Niedermyer - Zero. He's in the twilight of his career and Edmonton doesn't need a puck moving d-man
7. Mike Cammalleri - Wouldn't bother. Gaborik's skill is better and Edmonton doesn't need any more small forwards as it is.
8. Mattius Ohlund - 4.5 million
9. Alex Kovalev - How about he pays the Oilers 2 mill a year to skate with us?
10. Nik Antropov - How about he pays the Oilers 5 mill a year to skate with us?
10. (tie) Brian Gionta - Too small, no thx.
Keith Tkachuk - No way he's coming up to Edmonton, he's too slow. No thx.
Viktor Kozlov - No consistency. We've got enough players lacking drive. No thx.
Mike Knuble - 4 mill
Chris Neil - 3 mill
John Madden - Dono.
"Speedin" Stevie Sullivan aka "Sully" - Small and as fragile as they come. No thx.
Saku Koivu - Lacking consistancy and has lost a step or three. No thx.
Todd Bertuzzi - 3 mill
Jere Lehtinen - Can't stay healthy. No thx.
Francois Beauchemin - No thx.
Max Afinogenov - No thx
I could easily see Gaborik signing a one year deal with the pens.
Like Afinogenov would sign for about 2.3 M for 1 year- Make or break year
Bertuzzi- 1 year deal at about 2.5 M
Kovalev- way to expensive. Would give him a contract worth 2.6 M for 1 year
Gaborik - No less then 7 M to 8.5 M for the NY Islanders for arround 4 to 6 years
Sedins- No less then 11 M and that s very cheap for arround 4 years
Ohlund - way too expensive at 4.5 M, no more then 3 .2 M and no longer then 2 years and he can t replace Karbele
Cammaleri- way too cheap with him, he won t except under 5.5 M never never
Marian Hoss- would never sign for that price except for the wings. If he signs for Toronto, i will be for arround 8.5 M to 9.5 M a year, not kidding
Bouwmeester - Could be add at 6.75 but i think he s gona sign for arround 7.2M long term.
Gionta- way too expensive, no more then 3 M.
The only one you got right was
5. Havlat - Won't hit the open market, but if he does same as Hossa, $5.75 on a 4-year deal. Won't get him.- But I think it s still not enough ( more arorund 6.25 to 7 M)
6. Neidermayer - $6.75 on a 1 year deal. Problably won't go anywhere but Anaheim.
He s gona retired as a Ducks but nice try dude
10. Nik Antropov - $3.25million on a 3 year deal. Can be a big asset to a 2nd line. Problably won't get him. (Good price but would never go back to Toronto for that price.
12. Beauchemin - $4.25 on a 5 year deal. Could be a very good replacement for Kaberle if we decide to move him. Might get him for that. Very good price and he would except thise in a heart beat. You got one D sign.
1. Jay Bouwmeester - Do not need him would be the 3rd best defenseman on the team.
2. Marion Hossa - While Nashville wouldn't win a bidding war, if Hossa wanted to play here for 6-7 million I sure we would pony it up.
3. Daniel and Henrik Sedin - They are going to have to take a major discount if they want to stay together. I could see Nashville offer 4 for each one.
4. Marian Gaborik - 5-6 million for a year if Gabby wants to get paid next year.
5. Martin Havlatt - Not enough he cant prove his health and its a huge risk for a cash strapped team if he is looking to cash in.
6. Scott Niedermyer - If we had to offer something it would be around 3 million a year to be a 2nd pairing defenseman.
7. Mike Cammalleri - 5 million a year, I see the Preds taking a run at Cammalleri if Sullivan doesnt resign
8. Mattius Ohlund - See Niedermeyer
9. Alex Kovalev - 4 million a year
10. Nik Antropov - 4.5 million a year
10. (tie) Brian Gionta - 4 million a year
Keith Tkachuk - 1 year 3 million, he can find a better deal elsewhere
Viktor Kozlov - Hmm this is a tough one maybe a slight raise to 2.75
Mike Knuble - 4 million
Chris Neil - 2 million
John Madden - Nothing he would be very redundant on the team
"Speedin" Stevie Sullivan aka "Sully" - 4 million a year
Saku Koivu - 3 million a year
Todd Bertuzzi - Nothing hes lost a major step
Jere Lehtinen - See Bertuzzi
Francois Beauchemin - 2.5 million a year
Max Afinogenov - 3 million a year.
I dont see Nashville doing anything other than pushing hard to resign Sullivan and if not going for a guy like Gionta or even Afinogenov.
Beauchemin: 2 years @ 3.5 million per season.
Injury problems is one thing, but saying that he has lost a major step is wrong
Lehtinen stays in Dallas anyways :handclap:
I will not disclose the lengths of the deals.
Sedins...11 million between them
What I cant understand about people is they think that the Sedins are only worth 5.5mil. If a team has the cap space they just have to throw another player on and they have a top line team. They are pretty much a 75 points per year; big time plus player and dont shy away from the corners or infront of the net. Isnt that what every team wants from their top line. I wish Edmonton could afford both of them. If we didnt have Horc; Penner and Staios contracts we could get the Sedins. They would look so good with Hemmer. What a first line.
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