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09-25-2008, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by zeke View Post
You assured us, Mess, that the best players in training camp would make the team. That none of Fletch's moves for borderline players would prevent any of our current youngsters from making the team if they deserved it.

I hope you still feel that way.
Fletcher said that he expects to open the season with about $10 mil in free cap space .. They currently have around $7 mil.. That means that a $2+ mil player currently on the roster will not be there when camp ends and the season starts (barring injury), based on that comment.

That to me says Mark Bell $2.2 or Mike Van Ryn $2.9 mil are the most likely bubble vet players and most likely the ones related to Fletcher's self-fulfilling prophecy comment pre camp.

So Johnny Mitchell at $500k could take Bell's roster spot or White/Kronwall/Schenn can beat out Van Ryn in training camp. If they prove better, then Fletcher will move the vet out and have his $10 mil free cap.

Signature: There is no greater demonstration of Fan patience then to suggest to "Play the Kids " and be willing to accept the consequences of those actions..
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