Thread: Speculation: Which Big Salaried Forward Goes?
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05-03-2010, 01:53 AM
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Which Big Salaried Forward Goes?

With Marleau's career year, he's likely going to be due for a raise or somewhere around his current salary. Combined with the regular season and playoffs that Joe Pavelski and Devin Setoguchi have had, they'll both be looking at new contracts likely over $3million.

Combined with Heatley at $7.5, Thornton at $7.2, and Clowe at $3.625, it doesn't seem practical to retain all 6 without going bare minimum in goal and on the blueline (which when you factor in diminishing returns of having all that offensive firepower, just doesn't make sense. So, simple question, who is the least valuable to the team / under the assumption that one of them has to go, who would you like it to be?

edit: Also realize that a lot depends on what it'll cost to sign the free agents and their potential returns... obviously the return for Marleau's rights would be something like a mid-round pick whereas the returns for the other players are really up in the air. As for contracts, I think $6million for Marleau (hometown discount), $3.75 for Pavelski and $3.25 for Setoguchi would be reasonable estimates to work off of.

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