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09-02-2012, 08:42 PM
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Here are our UFAs and RFAs after this season
Forward
Filppula, UFA -- Resign, $4.5 to $5M cap hit, depending on his season/role
Cleary, UFA -- Let him go. He'll be 34 in December and his body is worn and torn
Drew Miller, UFA -- Tough Call. If he stays under $1M and is willing to sit, worth keeping
Nyquist, RFA -- Sign obviously.
Mursak, RFA -- Hard to say, though I'd like to see him have a shot.

Defense
White, UFA -- Tough call. Only right hand shot we have. If we don't make a trade and if he stays in the $3 to $3.5M range, he's probably worth keeping around.
Kindl, RFA -- All depends on whether he gets an opportunity and does anything with it.
Smith, RFA - Sign him, obviously.

Goalie
Howard, UFA -- It might be a good thing the Wings will be down this year. If Howards' numbers dip as a result, it will result in Jimmy H getting a deal near $3 or $4M. But if the Wings do well, the Wings might have to fork out $5M+ to keep him around. I fully expect Holland to resign him in either scenario.

* the long talked about Howard for Miller trade could become a possibility again if the Sabres have to cut payroll.

So here's my 2013-14 roster

Flip Datsyuk Sammy
Franzen Zetterberg Nyquist
Abdelkader Helm Tootoo
Tatar Andersson Mursak
Eaves Emmerton

Kronwall Smith
Kindl Quincey
Ericsson White
Lashoff
* I expect some kind of veteran signing/trade to change the look of the D, though.
Howard/Gustavsson

I'm not even going to bother with next season's potential UFAs from other teams
I'll take a stab at this.

2013-2014

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Nyquist
Filppula-Jarnkrok-Franzen
Tatar-Helm-Samuelsson
Abdelkader-Sheahan-Tootoo

Get rid of Cleary+Bertuzzi, promote Jarnkrok, Tatar, Sheahan.
Helps us get ready for life after Datsyuk and Zetterberg, and let's make the transition easier.

Kronwall-Ericsson
Quincey-Smith
Kindl-Rob Scuderi/Douglas Murray

I'd really like to trade Quincey + pick/prospect for a better top 4 D, but we'll see what happens.

Howard
Gustavsson

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