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03-31-2012, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by PublicEnemy View Post
We keep discussing how much Sutter deserves a greater offensive role, and how well Bowman has played on his line. Maybe we could move to a Top-9 system, rather than a Top-6/Bottom-6 that we usually have. That's what I am somewhat aiming at with my proposed lineup above. Feel free to mix/match those lines as you wish.

Parenteau intrigues me....however, I'm not sure if he would be as effective working with Sutter as he would with Staal. That's why I ended up moving Tlusty down to the third line, a spot that he has shown a knack for as well.

All in all, it's just a hypothetical that just popped into my head. I never really thought about signing Parenteau until this afternoon when his name popped up in Michael Smith's Q&A session.

EDIT: I'll assume the following salaries, though they may not be close to what the players get: Parise gets the $8,250,000 that Staal earns for my scenario, $3,000,000 for Parenteau, $3,000,000 for Allen, $1,500,000 for McBain, $1,500,000 for Tlusty, $800,000 for Bowman. That puts the team at a cap space of just over $5.5 million, assuming we can make Nodl and Stewart disappear into thin air.

Zach Parise ($8.250m) / Eric Staal ($8.250m) / P-A Parenteau ($3.000m)
Jeff Skinner ($1.400m) / Jussi Jokinen ($3.000m) / Tuomo Ruutu ($4.750m)
Drayson Bowman ($0.800m) / Brandon Sutter ($2.067m) / Jiri Tlusty ($1.500m)
Chad Larose ($1.700m) / Tim Brent ($0.750m) / Pat Dwyer ($0.625m)
Joni Pitkanen ($4.500m) / Justin Faulk ($0.900m)
Tim Gleason ($4.000m) / Bryan Allen ($3.000m)
Jay Harrison ($0.700m) / Jamie McBain ($1.500m)
Derek Joslin ($0.700m) /
Cam Ward ($6.300m)
Brian Boucher ($0.950m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $58,641,667; BONUSES: $560,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $5,658,333
If those are the signings, I agree those lines could work well. I was talking about just not signing Parenteau at all, though. Stick Tlusty in the top 6, or even given some Checkers/draft pick/prospect forward an extended look, or fall back on LaRose if necessary. I think the team would be better suited to take Parentau's 3M, Allen's 3M, manufacture another 2M somehow and throw it at Suter. Getting both is an extreme pipedream, and I don't see Suter leaving Nashville for at best a lateral move anyway, but I'd love to make a splash on the D-line as well as getting Staal his winger.

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