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05-23-2012, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Booba View Post
42 players under contract for next year ( minus Mathers and Cousins who won't count) + 7 RFAs (Voracek, Sestito, Zolnierczyk, Bourdon, Rowe, Testwuide and Holsmtron)

Rowe and probably Testwuide won't be retained. This leaves 5 contract spots to sign Ranford, UFAs (Carle?, Jagr?) and unsigned prospects.

It's still close but not as bad as it was last year.
Yes, there shouldn't be any reason for us to lose players/picks due to the 50 contract limit next season. I don't know anything about Cal Heeter, but I imagine that they are looking to add a veteran goalie to back up Hovinen in the AHL and have Heeter be the starter in the ECHL. That might not require a NHL contract though.

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