What would YOU do as GM?
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02-13-2012, 06:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
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Something like this:
1. Let Carle walk
2. Trade Meszaros for pick/prospect at draft
3. Waive Shelley
4. Sign Suter for 8 years 50 million
5. Re-sign Voracek to cap friendly deal (3 or less). If he wants more than 3, trade and re-sign Jagr for 3.
6. Trade for Hal Gill at the deadline and re-sign for another year to replace Meszaros
All money would go to defense first.
is not coming back next year, keep Meszaros and pair with Suter.
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Jakub Voracek ($2.500m)
Matt Read ($0.900m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m)
Harry Zolnierczyk ($0.900m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m)
Chris Pronger ($4.921m) / Ryan Suter ($6.250m)
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Braydon Coburn ($4.500m)
Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m) / Hal Gill ($2.250m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.737m)
Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.666m) / Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m)
NOTE: I would consider Giroux, Schenn, Timonen, Couturier, Simmonds, Coburn, Talbot as untouchables. Read would require a major deal to trade. The rest are available for the right price. JVR I would trade in a new york minute, but sadly, I doubt he will get the return required.
That's a big if, don't you think? That defense is still horrid if Pronger does not come back. Meszaros is not a top 2 d-man. He needs sheltered minutes, or else he is easily exposed. Timonen seems to be on the decline, and Coburn, well, he is not showing he is worth 4+ million a year. Hal Gill, by this time next year, will barely be able to skate. He's already slow as molasses, and he definitely will not be any quicker next year. I would agree they need to pursue Suter, as their #1 priority, but I'm not sure if that defense can be overhauled in only one year. They need the draft to do that.
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