Free Agent Sit and Think Things Through Thoroughly (Matt Carle signed with Tampa Bay)
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07-04-2012, 11:27 AM
Jack de la Hoya
Join Date: Jun 2011
Originally Posted by
orange is better
Someone mentioned the prospect of grabbing meuller on a 1 year deal, and thinking about ot, I think that could be a great idea. He's a kid with a lot of talent who's had some bad injury luck, he could potentially come cheap and he could be a great 3rd line winger for couts. And we'd still have enough cap to take a run at Semin.
And then we could perhaps grab a guy like Roszival or Hannan to play the 3rd pairing with Mez
The thing about Mueller is you could realistically sign him and someone like Winnik for significantly less combined than we would have to pay for someone like Doan.
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.250m)
Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Danny Briere ($6.500m) / Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m)
Peter Mueller ($2.000m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Matt Read ($0.900m)
Daniel Winnik ($1.250m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Eric Wellwood ($0.580m)
Jody Shelley ($1.100m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m) /
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Nicklas Grossmann ($3.500m)
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Luke Schenn ($3.600m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Marc-Andre Bourdon ($0.875m)
Chris Pronger ($4.921m) / Andreas Lilja ($0.738m)
Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.667m)
Michael Leighton ($0.900m)
Oskars Bartulis ($0.100m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $67,193,373; BONUSES: $2,705,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $3,006,627
(Those numbers are a bit higher than I expect they will sign for, but, using them as a "worst case" baseline...)
From there, you have a couple of options--
First, you could make a minor upgrade on the defense, or stand pat, and not have to (immediately) put Pronger on LTIR--which would preserve a bit more flexibilty for later in the season.
Second, you could throw a, say, $5.5 million contract at Carle--or something else that is perhaps a bit below market but above the Flyers last offer ($4.75 or so).
In either case, Winnik / Talbot provides an insurance policy for Mueller. A 4C would probably be better than Winnik, but I'm not sure what Dominic Moore's status is with regard to his wife's illness.
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