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02-11-2010, 10:32 PM
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Rhodes 81
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i don't know about best defenseman ever(what is enstrom chopped liver?) but he is certainly very good and worth 5 million if that is what i takes to re-sign him.

as it stands we have about 10 million in cap space plus zhitnik's buyout number coming off next season and likely armstrong's 2.4 million gone and kozlov's 3.6 million. after that the highest salary besides kubina's 5 million is hedberg's 1 million. we could easily afford to re-sign him and still be an active player in free agency if our owners are willing to again like we were last season.

-let's say that little gets a raise to about 2-2.5 million
-bergfors get's 1.5 million or so, no idea how much he may want but this is probably a close guess.
-afinogenov is re-signed for 3 million(probably what it would take to keep him here after he has reestablished himself, but over 2 million and i would let him walk
-slater is resigned at 1 million
-boulton igets current contract
-kubina is re-signed at 5 million
-pavelec gets 2 million
-hedberg gets 1 million

our lines
bergfors(1.5)-antropov(4.0)-little(2.0)
kane(3.1)-peverley(1.3)-afinogenov(3.0)
white(2.3)-slater(1.0)-machacek(0.8)
boutlon(0.6)-reasoner(1.1)-thorburn(0.6)

enstrom(3.7)-kubina(5.0)
bogosian(3.3)-oduya(3.0)
hainsey(4.5)-valabik(0.7)
kulda(0.5)

pavelec(2.0)
hedberg(1.0)

total-44.46 million.
still leaves plenty of room to sign a quality free agent if possible and remain well under the salary cap. hopefully we could move hainsey and white for an upgrade in the top 6, maybe buffalo would be willing to give us vanek for them if we added new jersey's first. who knows. it's not like we have to clear any salary though.

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