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03-12-2013, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by pld459666 View Post
They have 11 million to resign Step, Hags and McD.

Sauer will be qualified at his salary.

They have guys like Boyle, Pyatt, Powe and Asham that could moved to free up an additional 5 million.

Not to mention that I do believe they trade Gabby at the draft for another 7.5

all told, they have the potential to be able to free up over 20 million in salary this summer.

Not likely they do, but they have the ability to if absolutely needed.
I don't see them moving Gaborik and I think 2.5/per for Hags and Stepan are pipe dreams. Ryan O'Reilly just got 5/per season and Steps is roughly equal to him statistically. Not saying he goes down the RFA holdout road, but I seriously doubt that 2.5/per gets it done for either of these players. I'm thinking more like 3-3.5/ea for all three of our RFA's which brings us close to 11 million without even considering Sauer and a couple of UFA's we're going to lose.

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