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12-14-2012, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by dave babych returns View Post
Time for another wackadoo armchair GM post. This is the $65m cap, all in for Ilya Kovalchuk edition.

Re-sign Alex Edler - max years at $5.5m per year, as front loaded as possible.
Re-sign Chris Higgins - 3 years $6m
Re-sign Max Lapierre - 2 years $2.5m
Re-sign Chris Tanev - 2 years $2.5m
Re-sign Jordan Schroeder - 2 years $1.5m one way

Trade Cory Schneider, David Booth, Keith Ballard for Ilya Kovalchuk, Henrik Tallinder
Trade Alex Burrows to Florida for Shawn Matthias and Alex Petrovic.

Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
Ilya Kovalchuk ($6.667m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Nicklas Jensen ($0.894m)
Chris Higgins ($2.000m) / Jordan Schroeder ($0.750m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Shawn Matthias ($0.852m) / Max Lapierre ($1.250m) / Dale Weise ($0.615m)
Alexandre Mallet ($0.925m) /
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Alex Edler ($5.500m) / Jason Garrison ($4.600m)
Henrik Tallinder ($3.375m) / Chris Tanev ($1.250m)
Frank Corrado ($0.599m) / Alex Petrovic ($0.870m)
Roberto Luongo ($5.333m)
Eddie Lack ($0.750m)

SALARY CAP: $65,000,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,750,236; BONUSES: $437,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $687,264
Just two small problems: The "what would you trade for Kovalchuk" thread is based on the premise that they can't afford his salary/contract. Taking Booth, Ballard and even Schneider is about even with what Kovalchuk and Tallinder make.

Second is why trade Burrows? Burrows for Mattias and Petrovic? We get screwed. If we're dumping cap, have them keep Mattias, sub in Mallet in his spot and bring up another cheap prospect/winger (ie Rodin on call ups) and see if someone will take Tallinder for a Petrovic-calibre defender at that cap hit. Jensen can spend another year developing unless he blows us away. -Mattias, -Tallinder, -Jensen and +minimum wage winger, and we can keep Burrows. I view Burrows as invaluable.

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