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02-27-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DeflatedFootball7 View Post

Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m)
Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m) / Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.500m)
Matt Read ($0.900m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m)
Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Eric Wellwood ($0.580m)

Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Braydon Coburn ($4.500m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Ryan Suter ($6.500m)
Nicklas Grossman ($3.000m) / Marc-Andre Bourdon ($1.000m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.737m)

Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.666m) / Niko Hovinen ($0.950m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled using the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,896,944; BONUSES: $2,805,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $1,908,056

I bolded the problems.

1. - We kept Briere at center before because he was much better offensively in the middle. Now that he's starting to slow up offensively, he's just becoming a liability. In the future he'll be better suited on the wing where he can benefit from other players instead of leading the rush. In fact, I wish we had already moved Briere to wing by now.

2. - You can't keep Couturier on the fourth line again next season.

3. - Eric Wellwood is certainly NHL ready, but he's not going to do anything on that fourth line. Switching him with Talbot in your lineup makes sense,

4. - I'd love to get Ryan Suter, but what if that doesn't work out? That defense is pretty bad once again without Suter, and since he's not a guarantee, you're going to have to at least get accustomed to the idea that Carle will be back.

5. - That goaltending tandem is a recipe for disaster. People need to stop putting Hovinen into their lineups right now. It's not going to happen.

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