Leino, the debate concerning overpayment of UFA's and the Flyers approach?
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08-10-2011, 07:00 PM
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We haven't got that much money to spend next summer.
We will need to re-sign JvR and Voracek and re-sign or replace Jagr, Coburn and Carle. Betts will be an UFA as well, although that doesn't really matter here.
With the cap staying as it is now we have 17M to do this. We also (let's hope so at least) will have the possibility to use the bonus cushion, but as we see this season, that might not be the best thing to do. Let's add the 3M anyway, so we will have 20M to spend.
The cap will most likely rise, but the new contracts to JvR and Voracek might very well eat up all of that and then some. Maybe you could replace Jagr's roster spot with Couturier and save about 2M, but I don't know if that's what we want to do.
Say that on forward JvR, Voracek, Couturier and Betts replacement will amount to 8-10 million.
If we don't want to go into the bonus cushion we have only got 7-9M left (plus the possible cap increase) to re-sign or replace Coburn and Carle. I would love for us to get Suter, but I don't think we will if he can command 8M.
idk, I see it as 8-10mil for forwards,
4 mil coburn
(maybe drop a few extra pieces, ala shelley, to make it work...but basically thats 20mil)
next year...space opens up, sign weber, buh-bye hartnell/timonen (leaves us space for simmonds, and some extra space for roo/schenn later)
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