tampa's goaltending problems
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04-29-2006, 11:01 PM
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I would be interested in Raycroft if the cost were picks this year or prospects.
This is why I think Raycroft to Tampa makes the most sense. The Bruins aren't necessarily looking for roster players. Raycroft makes very little money, leaving cap space free for other needs. And the Bruins really don't mind trading him to the Southeast division, why would they?
Aebischer made 1.9 mil last year, but he's an RFA, and I believe he's arbitration eligible and could be a UFA next year. Plus, it has to tell you something if Colorado would trade him away at the deadline for Jose Theodore and his contract.
Biron made 2.128 last year, I think he can also go to arbitration, and he can be a UFA after next year. Plus, Buffalo would probably prefer a return that can help them now.
Denis made 1.672 last year, he's an RFA and I believe could be a UFA after next year.
If Giguere is available, he makes 4 million. Don't see Tampa doing that.
Nabokov makes 5.375 for 4 years, forget it.
Anyone in free agency would either hinder Tampa with their salary or aren't that good. Mason and Gerber are probably the two guys you'd think about.
Who else is realistically available on the trade market? Raycroft seems to be the only option at a reasonable salary that won't walk next year, and that can be had for picks/prospects. (If I'm wrong about any of these guys, let me know, I haven't looked at this very thoroughly.)
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