2013 FA Targets
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04-01-2013, 11:07 PM
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The club right now has nearly $24M in cap space and could have more if they deal Kiprusoff and others. Who are some likely FA targets for the club?
I think Feaster will target FAs with size and skill. He'll also likely be in the market for a defenceman, although this year's FA crop is really poor. Feaster could also dabble for a goaltender if both Ramo and Berra don't come over and Kiprusoff is moved.
If Feaster is retained, I think his top FA targets will be:
David Clarkson - Tough, skilled winger who is also a US collegiate.
Nathan Horton - A bit of an enigma, but he's only 27 and has a good mix of size, speed, skill, and toughness.
Eric Fehr - Could be a good, affordable 3rd-line winger.
Mike Ribeiro - The search for the #1 centre continues. Now if the Flames draft Mackinnon, then I don't think the club goes after Ribeiro.
Tyler Bozak - If the Flames don't sign Ribeiro and given Feaster attempted to sign O'Reilly, Bozak seems to be a likely target.
Derek Roy - Another possible centre candidate.
Jimmy Howard - The best available goaltender in FA and he could cost a ton. I think he re-ups with the Wings, but if he hits FA I think the Flames will make an aggressive pitch to sign the American-born goalie.
Ray Emery - If Ramo comes over, I think Emery becomes the top goaltender target, as he'll be cheaper to sign ($3M annually IMO) than Howard. An Emery-Ramo duel could be really intriguing.
You forgot Iggy
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