Could we rebuild to contender in one year. Might only take one signing!
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03-02-2011, 08:47 PM
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There's potentially two others. Both Chicago goalies have no contracts past this year. Philly have Bobrovski for peanuts for 2 more years, if he bombs in the playoffs this year, they could be in play as well.
There's not much to debate, Phaneuf is garbage.
You aren't considering cap space though. If any of those teams are a remote possibility then he has to take a severe paycut.
Chicago has 10 roster spots to fill and 10 million to do it. They will definitely qualify Crawford and he won't make peanuts. There are a few other players up for raises as well.
Philadelphia is really cap pressed as well. There's no way that they can make a competitive offer either, and they have some RFA's that are worth keeping as well.
The things that generally rank highest on free agent's lists when looking for a place to sign: 1- Salary and term, 2- A legitimate playing opportunity. Money is always a big deal, and for a guy like Anderson who's basically made backup dollars all his career, he's basically looking at Ottawa as his payday. If we compensate him reasonably, he'll be interested in signing. The other part of the equation, particularly for goalies is to have an opportunity to play and actually establish a name for themselves.
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