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05-08-2008, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Cherapanov View Post
Forward Lines

Avery (3.5$) - Dubinsky (633K) - Jagr (5.5$)
Dawes (950K) - Gomez (7.36$) - Ryder (3.0$)
Straka (3.0$) - Drury (7.050$) - Callahan (600K)
Korpikoski (1.02$) - Betts (615K) - Sjostrom (800K)

Other Notable Forwards

  • Colton Orr (550K) - Switches with Sjostrom when needed

Forwards Let Go from 2007-2008
  • Ryan Hollweg
  • Brendan Shanahan (Retired)
  • Petr Prucha

Newly Acquired Forwards
  • Michael Ryder (Signs a 1 year deal worth 3.0$ million)
  • Korpikoski (From Hartford)

Forward Extensions
  • Sean Avery signs one year deal worth 3.5$ million.
  • Jaromir Jagr signs one year deal worth 5.5$ million.
  • Martin Straka signs one year deal worth 3.0$ million.
  • Nigel Dawes signs two year deal worth 1.9$ million (950K cap hit).
  • Fredrik Sjostrom signs one year deal worth 800K.

Defense Lines

Orpik (2.0$) - Staal (765K)
Tyutin (2.844$) - Girardi (1.5$)
Baranka (475K) - Mara (2.0$)

Other Notable Defenseman
  • Andrew Hutchinson (475K)

Defenseman Let Go from 2007-2008
  • Michal Rozsival
  • Marek Malik
  • Jason Strudwick
  • Christian Backman

Newly Acquired Defenseman
  • Brooks Orpik (Signs two year deal worth 4$ million with a cap hit of 2$ million)
  • Ivan Baranka (From Hartford)

Defense Extensions

  • Paul Mara signs one year deal worth 2.0$ million.


Henrik Lundqvist (6.875$)
Stephen Valiquette (800K)

Goaltender Extensions
  • Stephen Valiquette signs one year deal worth 800,000$.

* Not including possible bonuses for Straka, Jagr, etc.
* Cap hit of 52,948,000$ million.
I like what you have here, but I see a few problems:

1) Our defense isnt any better than last year, and still very young. (Which isnt necessarily a bad thing ). Also, we still dont have the main component we need so badly- the PP quaterback.
2) Your assuming (which is highly unlikly) that Jagr and Avery will sign one year deals, which they both publically said they dont really want to do. Avery is a little overpaid in my opinion as it is, but who knows, maybe a 2 year deal gets done.
3) Once all those 1 year deals expire, then what happens? Wouldnt it be better to start building a team around Gomez and Drury? After this year, were back to square 1 again, with one year less on both of thier contracts.

Anyway, I really like the lineup you have here. Maybe if we could Jagr and Avery for multi years and possibly Ryder. Maybe drop straka, fill it with Prucha, and get a PP point guy? Something along those lines. By the way, Backman is not an UFA

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