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01-14-2012, 12:40 PM
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Good call starting the thread.

UFA's:

I'd shop Brodziak, Zanon, Zidlicky, Lundin, Schultz, and Harding. None of them are long term fits here and can bring back stuff in return.

I'd walk away from Staubitz and Peters this summer.

Ortmeyer, Taffe, DiSalvatore, Almond, Fredheim, Rau, Endras, McMillan, I'd listen to Jim Mill about whether he wants them in Houston or if we should walk away.

Stoner, re-sign if he's $800k or less, or else walk away, especially if we get someone in the offseason.

RFA's:

Latendresse I want to see how he recovers. If he doesn't, either walk away or trade this summer. He's the best goal scorer we have, but he doesn't do us any good if he's on the IR all year again.

Casey Wellman, re-sign ~ $1-1.5m, NHL
Nick Johnson, re-sign ~ $1m, NHL
Jarod Palmer, re-sign ~ $1m, Houston
David MacIntyre, re-sign ~ $800k, NHL
Justin Falk, re-sign ~ $800k, NHL
Nate Prosser, re-sign ~ $1-1.2m, NHL
Matt Kassian, re-sign ~ $800k, NHL

Prospects:

Charlie Coyle, Houston
Johan Larsson, Houston/Sweden
Johan Gustavsson, Houston/Sweden
Jonas Brodin, NHL
Mikael Granlund, NHL
Zach Phillips, NHL/Houston
Brett Bulmer, NHL/Houston
Matt Hackett, NHL

UFA Needs:

Team is very deep in bottom six players but lots of question marks up front. Needs top end defensemen.

I would go hard after Parise and Suter. Open up the vault. I would offer $6.5m to Suter and $7.5m to Parise. Guessing we get Parise but not Suter.

Fallback would be a shorter term contract to Matt Carle, JM Liles, or try and swing a trade for a younger PMD with experience.

Worst case scenario, may have to bring up Chay Genoway to be another PMD. I think he's smart and has upside, not top pairing, but could be another Spurgeon.


NHL Roster:

Parise - Koivu - Bouchard
Heatley - Granlund - Wellman/Phillips
Setoguchi - Cullen - Clutterbuck
Bulmer/Massian - Powe - MacIntyre/Johnson

or

Heatley - Koivu - Bouchard
Wellman/Phillips - Granlund - Setoguchi
Bulmer - Cullen - Clutterbuck
Kassian/MacIntyre - Powe - Johnson

Suter - Spurgeon
Scandella - Brodin
Falk/Stoner/Schultz - Prosser

or

Scandella - Spurgeon
Schultz/Stoner - Brodin
Falk - Prosser

Backstrom/Harding

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