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01-22-2013, 11:51 AM
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I am convinced that we won't be able to keep both McDonald and Stewart next season. The 2012/13 salary of our 23 man roster is $46.7m. Once we resign Berglund, Petro, Shattenkirk, Russell and Cole in the summer then we are going to be at a minimum of $48m for 2013/14. Plus we still have to sign/replace McDonald, Stewart, D'Agostini, Langenbrunner, Nichol and Redden. Keep both Stewart and McDonald and we'll be close to $55m with 4 spots open, which I would be very surprised to see us having the budget for.
If Stewart can stay on a pace to score 25-35 goals, then you find a way to resign him. He is one of the few natural goal scorers that we have. Plus adding the element of toughness. I guess it may also depend on Jaskin's development too. Nice problem to have.
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