Thread: Speculation: Realistic Goaltending Options
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05-01-2011, 09:11 PM
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I think the maximum we could spend on Vokoun is around 3.75ish for two years if we want to have Bartulis as an extra defender, keep Bob as the back up, and have room to call up someone like Wellwood, Sestito, or Rinaldo for a brief period of time (all three have a hit of 580,000 or less). However, I don't think this scenario is likely considering I think Leino is here to stay, as Holmgren consulted him on the Versteeg deal.

edit- I'm not sure putting Bob in the minors would be a great idea considering he has already proved he can play at the NHL level for over half the season (he played in 54 but, I'm not sure how many he started). So it might be a blow to him to be sent down to the AHL, though I do remember him being quoted early last season, or before the season that he would understand if he had to spend some time in the AHL . In addition since he can already play relatively well at the NHL level, would playing a bunch at the AHL level really be that helpful? On the other hand I see, playing 60 games for two seasons straight in the AHL, would probably be better than playing around 25 or less games a season in the NHL, and could be an equal or close blow to his confidence.

Andreas Nodl ($0.990m) / Mike Richards ($5.750m) / Kris Versteeg ($3.083m)
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Matt Read ($0.900m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($1.654m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jeff Carter ($5.272m)
Jody Shelley ($1.100m) / Blair Betts ($0.700m) / Darroll Powe ($0.800m)

Chris Pronger ($4.921m) / Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m)
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Braydon Coburn ($3.200m)
Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m) / Matt Walker ($1.700m)
Oskars Bartulis ($0.600m)

Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m) / Vokoun ($3.715m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,400,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,819,988; BONUSES: $1,700,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $580,012

Edit 2- JVR's contract is up in 2012, and Walker leaving could provide the money to pay him, but there wouldn't be much if any room for call ups, and would we be comfortable with Bartulis as a regular? Coburn and Versteeg's contract are also up at the end of next season. If we aren't keeping Versteeg that money could potentially cover a raise to Coburn and perhaps more to JVR (700,000-1 million at most, split between both of them if split at all), a bit over a million dollar replacement (probably 1.5 at the most), and some cap space. Bartulis and Gustaffsson's are up in 2013 I believe, and Giroux's is up in 2014.

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