Emelin close to signing 1-year deal with Habs
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05-11-2011, 12:16 PM
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Yeah I still find it quite comical that people keep posting our line up with sometimes even a #7d with Spacek no where to be found.
I understand it's just one season at 3.8 million but it isn't 2012-13 just yet guys. Plus nobody will take Spacek even for free or on waivers even more doubtful, and he can't be bought out.
I'm with you on that...we are stuck with Spacek and his contract for 1 more year, so might as well accept it and pencil him in as one of our 5-7 D.
I agree that signing Emelin means Wisniewski is as good as gone. That extra couple of million we get towards the cap means that if we are interested we are now in a position to overpay Laich if he's the guy we want to round out our top 6. Not saying that its a wise move, but if the Habs are high on him we can afford to give him 4-4.5 per season with enough room to snag a Talbot, Rupp or Konopka type for the 4th line.
Mike Cammalleri-Tomas Plekanec-Brooks Laich
Max Pacioretty-Scott Gomez-Brian Gionta
David Desharnais-Lars Eller-Andrei Kostitsyn
Travis Moen-Talbot/Konopka/Rupp-Ryan White
Andrei Markov-Alexei Emelin
Hal Gill-PK Subban
Josh Gorges-Yannick Weber
ex. Jaroslav Spacek
Auld or similar back up
If healthy i think that's a significant upgrade over what we had this past season.
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