In-season Proposals, Rumors, Free Agents & Roster Moves (related topics here) XXX
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12-01-2012, 12:35 PM
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New post lockout masterplan, with about 1% chance of happening.
Trade Stastny straight up for Yandle.
Sign UFA's Getzlaf and Perry.
Sign Radar to Duchene's $3.5M deal. Hejduk retires and Kobasew is sent packing. O'Byrne is probably let go, because that just seems like something the Avs will do.
Getzlaf and Perry may be over Anaheim at this point given the direction and experience the last few years. They get 5 year max contracts at $6.5M. Not sure they'd be $7M max contract length guys after 60 and 57 point seasons, and a freshly signed CBA that will probably spawn the most conservative contracts during it's span.
That will put them about a million under the cap at $58.990M. Then they can trade Jones in 2014, and try to move Hejda as well to open up room for raises and improving the D if Elliott/Barrie and the like haven't really taken the next step. The cap most likely will go up as well like under the last deal.
Jones - Getzlaf - Perry
McGinn - Duchene - PAP
Lando - O'Reilly - Downie
Olver - Heard - McLeod
Yandle - EJ
Hejda - O'Brien
Zanon - Wilson
Extras - Barrie, Hunwick, Mitchell
Obviously the D still needs some improving outside the top pairing, but it's better than it is now, and that forward group is among, if not the best in the league. Plus it allows guys like Sgarbossa and Hishon to develop and make the team when they're ready, and when injuries hit. Room will open up for them in a year or two when the Avs have to shed salary.
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