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July 1st Thread

With Cole, LaRose, and Seidenberg all walking, Rutherford is backpedaling on his wait and see approach to free agency. I would expect now that we will sign someone a lot sooner than we would have before.

Will it be Wednesday? If so, who?

The potential is there for us to grab a player or two that would really improve this team, but at the same time we could see another Eric Belanger.

Looking over the list of UFAs, some players I could see JR targeting, although not necessarily ones I would want:

Mike Knuble
Greg Zanon
Jason Williams
Ruslan Fedotenko
Mikael Samuelsson
Mark Recchi
Mike Grier
Jay McKee
Nick Boynton

Given our roster assuming we sign Babchuk and Ruutu, and based on JR's comments that he would like to spend a little more than the $50 million we spent last year, I would estimate we have $2-3 million to spend in free agency.

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