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07-24-2010, 08:58 AM
Join Date: May 2009
The summer when Rozi, Drury, Avery, Christensen, Prust, MZA, and Biron come off the books frees up just about 18.3 million in cap space. And we've got to figure that the cap will go up at least 1.7 million in that time. So going into that summer we will have 20 million dollars in cap space, what will we do?
-Replace Rozi with Ryan Suter(6 cap hit), Brent Burns (contingent on concussion issues), or Johnny Oduya (3.5-4)
-Let Werek take Drury's spot as 3rd/4th line center (ELC)
-Byers can fill avery's roll for a small price, or we can re-sign avery for cheap because there won't be much of a market for him.
-By this time Stepan/Anisimov will be able to competantly fill Christensens roll playing with gaborik.
-Resign Prust give him a raise, if he turns out to develop into a 3rd liner (1.5 cap hit)
-See how MZA progresses and determine whether we want him back or not.
-Biron maybe re-sign 1 year deal.
and that leaves us with over 12 million still to mess around with. Sucks that it's a terrible UFA year. and we are being set up for dumb signings. This is why I think we will definitely get Suter unless he's resigned because he'll be the premiere fa that off-season.
Boogaard-4th line center-Prust
tremendous defense but the offense will be very sketchy
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