Thread: Speculation: Offseason moves
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04-06-2013, 04:36 PM
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I know it's not what people are hoping for but this roster is realistic, IMO. Especially based on the comments made by Murray that the Senators were a "50 million dollar team". The team itself, salary-wise, will hover around exactly that amount.

Colin Greening ($0.817m) / Jason Spezza ($7.000m) / Milan Michalek ($4.333m) = 12.147
Cory Conacher ($0.925m) / Kyle Turris ($3.500m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($3.800m) = 8.225
G. Latendresse ($1.85M) / M. Zibanejad ($1.744m) / Jakob Silfverberg ($0.900m) = 4.494
Erik Conrda ($1.25M) / Zack Smith ($1.888m) / Chris Neil ($1.900m) = 5.03
Jim O'Brien ($0.638m) / M. Kassian ($0.575m) = 1.213

Marc Methot ($3.000m) / Erik Karlsson ($6.500m) = 9.5
Chris Phillips ($3.083m) / Eric Gryba ($0.563m) = 3.646
Jared Cowen ($1.265m) / Patrick Wiercioch ($1.25m) = 2.515
Borowiecki, Mark ($0.660m) = 0.660

Craig Anderson ($3.188m)
Robin Lehner ($0.870m)
= 4.058

Total Cap: 51.497.

We'll have an excellent and competitive roster that is within our budget. I did my best with estimates. I figured that Gonchar is outside our budget and we already have enough "D" men signed so we really don't have a choice.

Boro can be exchanged for a UFA defenseman at a minor increase in salary. If Ceci blows everyone away he'll count more towards the cap because of bonuses but his salary will be similar to Boro.

I put Alfie's salary at a similar level to Koivu and Selanne, it seemed the most fair/realistic. If Alfredsson doesn't come back, that opens up 3.8 million for Gonchar or another UFA winger/d-man which I think is also realistic for a second pairing guy or 2nd line RW.

Latendresse I had resigning with us for a guaranteed contract ( less total money) instead of bonuses on top of a $750,000 contract. He's done well here, seems to want to stay, and has developed some chemistry with our other young forwards. It's a no-brainer to me.

Condra gets a salary increase similar to what Kelly received at the same stage of his career and I see them as similar players, though Condra puts up less offence, the cap is also higher than when Kelly re-signed.

Wiercioch was the hardest to predict, the short season and injury last year will keep his value depressed so he'll likely agree to a 1-2 year bridge contract to increase his value. I doubt either Ottawa or Wiercioch will be looking for a long term extension because of the risk for both sides. Depending on how management views the situation he could cost up to 2.0 million on a 2 year contract, though I consider that unlikely.

Let me know what you think.

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