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02-27-2012, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by HabsSlappy View Post
If we don't make some big changes, then we are in trouble again next year.
We should be targeting Parise and Suter with everything we have. Give them both 7.5M to play here.

-If we get Parise, trade Plekanec for a good prospect or a first round pick. Trade him for a first to a team that is likely to finish near last in 2013 in hopes to get #1 overall (Nate baby!). Basically do what Boston did to Toronto.
-If we don't get Parise, keep Plekanec with the door open to trading him when the right deal comes along.
-Draft Grigorenko or Galchenyuk and trade Desharnais. If we win the lottery, draft Yakupov and keep Desharnais as second line centre.
-Sign Carey to a front loaded 6 year/39M deal (6.5M cap hit).
-Sign Subban to a 6 year/24M deal (4M cap hit)
-Sign someone like Prust or Gaustad for the 4th line.
-If we can't get Suter, a backup plan would be to get someone who can at least punish people in front of the net.

In my dream world we would have this next year:

1) Trade: Plekanec gone to Columbus for 2013 first rounder and prospect like Jenner.
2) Trade:Desharnais gone for the best pick/prospect combination we can get, but I am open to keeping him.
3) Lineup: I think our downfall in the lineup would be the lack of a 2nd line winger and the inexperience on the third line. But at least we would have a legitimate first line to build from and our 1B centre of the future in Grigorenko/Galchenyuk.


Max Pacioretty ($1.625m) / Zach Parise ($7.500m) / Erik Cole ($4.500m)
Rene Bourque ($3.333m) / Lars Eller ($1.150m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Louis Leblanc ($1.170m) / Grigorenko/Galchenyuk ($1.500m) / Blake Geoffrion ($1.000m)
Brandon Prust ($1.200m) / Ryan White ($0.800m) / Travis Moen ($1.700m)
Mike Blunden ($0.615m) / Ian Schultz ($0.845m)

Andrei Markov ($5.750m) / Ryan Suter ($7.500m)
Josh Gorges ($3.900m) / P.K. Subban ($4.000m)
Alexei Emelin ($1.200m) / Raphael Diaz ($1.000m)
Yannick Weber ($0.850m)

Peter Budaj ($1.150m) / Carey Price ($6.500m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,789,166; BONUSES: $537,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $510,834

We would likely have to make a trade again to clear some room to sign Pacioretty longterm at the end of the 2013 season. But I watch NYR, LA and PHI have lots of high price players who are worth it and wonder why we can't work the cap the same way.

How is it possible that NYR have the room to sign Gaborik, Richards, Callahan, Dubinsky, Staal, Girardi and Lundqvist. We need to have a bunch of pieces like this...
I guess I missed the part when Dubinsky was actually a good player. The guy does nothing. Plekanec ad DD are better then this guy. Look at his points. NOt D play, he gets paid to produce. Actually DD has more points than Callahan as well oh and more than Richards. Not saying he is better. The Rangers are winning on goaltending, plain and simple. It will run out

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