Future Core you are comfortable with
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12-03-2011, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
(if healthy) 5.75m
(borderline, not a fan, but he is quietly changing my view point, don't see him as second line center on a winning team, struggles against top opposition having said that, if we could insulate him with Power forwards like Cole, pacioretty, he's more than ok)
[/B] (If we're looking to contend now, he's fine, need some vets)
(no one likes him, but I do and have np with him on our roster going forward)
I like him, although he isn't really a core player, he's useful to a successful team for sure
It's funny, all of the key guys that I consider core or intergal to the teams success now and in the future, only Cole/moen were signed as an UFA, the rest came from within or trades.
I believe that core is pretty damn solid imo. If we could only get rid of Gomez/Cammy/Gionta/Gill/Spacek/ and spend that oodles of cash on players who are somewhat worth it, we'd be all set. I'd start by moving them all. I think we can remain competitive with the core a highlighted and the players acquired for the guys I don't want would keep them in the hunt. The core is strong enough to contend for a playoff spot while building our future with picks/prospects, lesser proven NHLers with some upside. All Gomez/cammy/gionta/gill/spacek could be had for a price imo. If Markov doesn't regain health, we've got more money to spend again.
Gallagher/Beaulieu/Perhaps Tinordi (not a fan) perhaps Leblanc (not a fan)
40.95 cap space. With the core players roughly, plenty of room to maneuver as long as we don't take any bloated contracts in return for the non core players. Hopefully a few can graduate to the big club at cost friendly numbers and we add as required to fill holes.
I know it's a dream world, or a NHL12 exercise, but fun anyways.
X Pleks Pacioretty
X DD Cole
Moen Eller Kostitsyn
X X X
Go hard after Suter and maybe Semin. Fill the rest with big bodies who can crash and bang a bit. Gaustad, Thornton ect.
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