Would you sign......????
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02-07-2010, 03:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posted this in another thread but it's just as appropriate here:
Out The Door:
Rozsival ($5M) -
Traded for a draft pick.
Redden ($6.5) -
Jokinen ($5.25) -
Traded at the deadline for a draft pick/prospect.
Lisin ($.79) -
That's $13.69 in cap space opened up for July 1.
Staal (RFA) -
Give him a raise from $.826 to $2.5.
Prospal (UFA) -
Give him a raise from $1 to $2.5.
Girardi (RFA) -
Give him a raise from $1.55 to $1.86.
Christensen (RFA) -
Give him a raise from $.750 to $1.
Prust (RFA) -
Give him a raise from $.500 to $.750.
That leaves us with $9.71 in cap space for July 1.
Here's our roster before July 1:
Prospal - Christensen - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Anisimov -
Callahan - Drury - Avery
Voros - Boyle - Prust
Girardi - Gilroy
Filling those holes with $9.71 in cap space:
Volchenkov (UFA) -
I offer him a front-loaded contact that keeps his cap hit around $4. If he takes it, great.
Lydman (UFA) -
I like his game. He hits and blocks a lot of shots and won't be very expensive either. I offer him a front-loaded contract that keeps his cap hit around $3.75. If he takes it, great.
If one of these defenseman signs, I fill the other spot with
Now we have $4.9 to find a second line winger, a 7th defenseman, and a back-up goaltender. Shows you how badly Drury's contract kills us. The going rate for a third line center is probably around $2.5. That extra $4.5 million would be huge.
I guess we could throw
first round draft choice
into the fire, keep
as backup and find a waiver-wire 7th defenseman, but the offense is going to be brutal again.
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