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04-24-2011, 09:53 AM
Swept In Seven
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Originally Posted by DetBigWangs View Post
As a neutral observer, he's what I saw in the series.

There was a lot of 'try' from the NYR but not much execution. Your guys handled the puck like it was a grenade. You couldn't break out of your zone or enter theirs. You need skill guys that can help make their lines better even if you have to sacrifice a little bit of physicality. I'd look into guys like Tanguay, Vrbata, and/or Cole. Part with Frolov/Prospal. Maybe make a bid on Erhoff.

Also, watch for Malkin early in the season. If he shows signs that his recovery is going okay, I'd trade Gaborik + picks/prospects to get Malkin. He's the type of guy that can carry an offense you don't have. He has an NTC but wouldn't he waive it to go to Pitt?

Bury Boogard like Redden and let an NHL ready prospect play in the bottom-6. Is MDZ ready for the NHL? If so start him off in the bottom pair.

Shift lines if you can get Malkin and he looks good 10-15 games into the season.

From Capgeek to start the season


Marian Gaborik ($7.500m) / Chris Drury ($7.050m) / Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m)
Brandon Dubinsky ($3.500m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.500m) / Radim Vrbata ($3.000m)
Erik Christensen ($0.925m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Alex Tanguay ($2.100m)
Sean Avery ($1.937m) / Mats Zuccarello-Aasen ($1.750m) / Ryan Callahan ($3.500m)
/ Brandon Prust ($0.800m)

Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Matt Gilroy ($1.750m) / Christian Ehrhoff ($4.250m)
Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m) / Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m)

Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) / Martin Biron ($0.875m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,675,000; BONUSES: $1,487,500
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $325,000
Michael Sauer? sorry but this just seems like a pipedream

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