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03-06-2012, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Commandant View Post
With Cammy, Gill, Akost already gone
with Laraque's buyout and Campoli about to be next
with ditching Gomez via Hamilton or an amnesty buyout

There is room to re-sign Price, Subban and others necessary, add our high pick if he can crack the roster, and add a top 6 wing and a top 4 D (assuming neither guy is a cap busting contract like Parise or Suter)
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Originally Posted by Miller Time View Post
this is our roster for next year if we basically maintain the status quo...

modest raises for most of our RFA's, plus big raises for our two "gems" (Subban ~5M$ & Price ~6M$ is what I expect, +/- 500-750k)

and re-signing Moen/Darche at roughly same cap hit.

amazingly (and sadly) leaves us with a roster slightly over the current cap, with zero upgrades...

That Gomez/Kaberle & the 11.5M$ of cap space they use up NEED to be moved, pretty much goes without saying...

but until it happens, looks like we'll be in line for another "playoff's at best/ 6-10th" type season for 2012-2013.


Erik Cole ($4.500m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Max Pacioretty ($1.625m) / David Desharnais ($0.850m) / Rene Bourque ($3.333m)
Louis Leblanc ($1.170m) / Lars Eller ($1.850m) / Blake Geoffrion ($1.062m)
Travis Moen ($1.750m) / Ryan White ($0.825m) / Scott Gomez ($7.357m)
Mathieu Darche ($0.700m)

P.K. Subban ($4.875m) / Josh Gorges ($3.900m)
Raphael Diaz ($1.400m) / Alexei Emelin ($1.400m)
Yannick Weber ($0.850m) / Tomas Kaberle ($4.250m)
Andrei Markov ($5.750m)

Carey Price ($6.250m) / Peter Budaj ($1.150m)

SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,847,976; BONUSES: $300,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): -$547,976

so yes, IF we do move Gomez (and Kaberle, I hope), then we have 7.4-12M$ in cap space to go out and target a guy like Stuart or Jackman...

but that is a big IF, regardless of how obvious it seems to all of us, PG & the current management team have proven themselves capable of worse decisions.

it also requires us to be able to land one of those players.

Outside of those 2 (Stuart/Jackman), and the obvious gem (Suter), there really isn't anyone else available as a UFA that falls into the ~20min/game "tough as nails" type.


... that's what's left otherwise, not exactly "20min" types.

Optimistically, Gomez/Kaberle will be gone, and one of Suter/Stuart/Jackman will be in a habs jersey... realistically, odds aren't in our favour for that to happen.

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