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06-10-2010, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Anonymouse View Post
Well if we can get Hamhuis then I wouldn't mind seeing if we can get a second mid pairing D-man via offer sheet from a team that is in cap trouble.

Cody Franson (NSH has their internal cap, guessing around 48 million. Lots depending on if they re-sign Grebeshkov and/or Bouillon)
Marc Staal (NYR has decent cap space say Staal is just a pipe dream pretty much)
Niklas Hjalmarsson (We know how cap screwed the Hawks are)
Braydon Coburn (Value will be pretty high. If cap goes up 2 mill Flyers will have just under 11 mill to sign 7 players)
Ian White (Calgary is pretty much just as screwed as the Hawks are cap wise)

All would be solid additions if it works out. If not, look for other UFA's or via trade. If NSH doesn't re-sign Franson he may actually be number 1 on my list. He'll probably be had for the lowest cost (2.75 mill?) and he put up 21 points in 61 games for Nashville. And he's another BC boy to boot. But realistically, how likely is it to get two Dmen from the same team.

Have there been any reports on Johnny Boychuk's contract status? I know it's unlikely he makes it to UFA but since BOS just re-signed Seidenberg they may have pushed his priority back a bit. Their biggest issue is offense and they have about 6 million (against assuming cap goes up 2 mill) to sign 4-5 players. I'd think Boychuk makes at least 3.
Someone remind me of the draft picks going the other way at the likely salary levels for offer sheets on these guys. Bringing it up because of our current lack of a 2nd and 3rd.

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