Building a Roster for 2011: Step #1. A center
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02-28-2011, 06:46 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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A few thoughts on possible players:
Briere - getting older, 4 years, 19 million left on his contract and a 6.5 cap hit. Has a NMC, but I don't think it'd be a problem to get him to wave it.
Malkin - 4 years, 8.7 million year. Coming off major knee surgery. Also, many of the front office has ties to Pittsburgh, so we are dealing with some insider knowledge.
Staal - Again, the pittsburgh connection. Less likely to be moved simply because his salary is considerably less.
Bolland, Chicago. - Don't see the fit here. A bit overpayed for his production, but brings alot to the table.
I completely agree with the consensus view that adding a legitimate # 1 center is the team's greatest need and has to be the main focus of the offseason.
That said, I think your "shopping list" is pure fantasy. The odds of Briere or Malkin being traded in the foreseeable future borders on slim to none. It's debatable whether Staal is truly-#1 material - and Bolland is definitely not a # 1 center.
To me, the targets remain Richards, Stastny, Pavelski and Brassard.
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