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07-05-2012, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by flyersfan9180 View Post
I would offer something like this

Jake Voracek


This has been mentioned a bunch of times, but I have concerns about giving up Coburn + + + in a bigger package for Weber. Obviously, it gets us our #1D and provides a real shot from the point on the PP, but it absolutely kills our depth on the wing. (Simmonds / Read as top-line RW? Eh.)

Frankly, I think B. Schenn + L. Schenn + is the way to go. I also think it is the best package for Nashville, other than something insane like Couturier + Coburn + +.

As I mentioned yesterday, a few (perhaps distraught) Predators fans expressed interested in the Schenns, noting that having both of them might make it likely they would be able to keep their star players--assuming they continue to progress.

Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jakub Voracek ($3.250m)
Wayne Simmonds ($1.750m) / Danny Briere ($6.500m) / Matt Read ($0.900m)
Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Eric Wellwood ($0.580m)
Harry Zolnierczyk ($0.925m) / Ben Holmstrom ($0.750m) / Zac Rinaldo ($0.544m)
Jody Shelley ($1.100m) /
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Shea Weber ($8.000m)
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Nicklas Grossmann ($3.500m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Marc-Andre Bourdon ($0.875m)
Andreas Lilja ($0.738m) / Chris Pronger ($4.921m)
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: $66,908,373; BONUSES: $450,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $3,291,627
Obviously, we need to do some work on that bottom-9. Any one of Doan, Mueller, etc. would slot in better at 2LW, bumping Read back down and bringing things into order. In true, we probably would need to sign two forwards, unless they are comfortable with Harry Z on the 4th line.

Between the 3.2 million and Pronger's LTIR money, though, there's some space in there to address those needs.

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