Offseason Thread 2012
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05-09-2012, 09:34 AM
Join Date: Jun 2011
I'm a little worried about guys like Read and Simmonds taking a step back next year. They were 3rd and 4th on the team in goals which no one expected. Read seems to be more of a 15-20 guy. Can Simmonds get 25+ again? On the other hand, guys like Schenn and Coots are going to increase their production, so it could balance itself out.
JVR is definitely the X factor in all of this. When he finally gets healthy can he get back to where he was in the 2011 playoffs. I know from a reliable source that Mr. S was very down on him this year which is a little strange considering he did have a lot of legit injuries.
Pronger of course is the other big issue. I don't know a lot about how the cap works, but if he doesn't retire, but yet, still can't play and how is hit money treated? From what I understand, we get cap relief from that, but it doesn't kick in till the season starts, correct? So, it doesn't help in signing anyone. I love the guy, but for his well being, I hope he decides to hang it up.
Carle, again, I would bring back from the right price. I'm not as down on him as others, but if we can use that money for someone else, go for it.
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