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04-08-2013, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by BBKers View Post

Rick Nash ($7.800m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Chris Kreider ($1.325m) / Derick Brassard ($3.200m) / J.T. Miller ($1.244m)
Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Darroll Powe ($1.067m) / Arron Asham ($1.000m) or Micheal Haley ($0.600m).
Derek Dorsett ($1.633m) / number 11 / number 12
Number 13 / Number 14

Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Dan Girardi ($3.325m)
Michael Del Zotto ($2.550m) / Anton Stralman ($1.700m)
John Moore ($0.965m) / number 6 D
Number 7 D

Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m)
Martin Biron ($1.300m)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $51,200,833;
BONUSES: $1,287,500
CAP SPACE (18-man roster): $14,386,667 (400.000 more with Haley)

Ryane Clowe
Derek Stepan
Carl Hagelin
Mats Zuccarello
Ryan McDonaugh
vet D
I would count on dumping some of the players on the lower lines. Jesper Fasth and Oscar Lindberg will be more ready in relation to their celling than both JT Miller and Chris Kreider, and while its far from a guarantee that they will make the opening lineup if they ever are going to make it I don't see why they wouldn't during the coming year. Besides those two, you have 10 guys on that lineup and 4 other players unsigned totalling 16 players that more or less should be in the mix.

My depth chart "mid-season" is:
1. Hags-Stepan-Nash//Hags and Cally could be shifted, but I like this balance better.
2. Clowe-Richards-Zucc//I like the mix on this line. I think Zucc is showing potential of getting going and if he do, he could carry BR and Clowe offensively.
3. Brassard-Lindberg-Callahan//I think this line would be a game-winner in the NHL 2013. This line would be clutch defensively and definitely be good for on avg 40+ pts each. Our 1st and 2nd line could be "contained", but teams would struggle matching this line. Torts trusting BR less and less defensively -- for a very good reason. He is a liability defensively at times. In tough games, where we fail to get going, things are thight and we don't get a hold of the momentum, I think its essential to have a strong 3rd so that you can scale back on the ice time the 2nd line gets. I love Zucc's play but he is rock defensively either.
4. Kreider-JT Miller-Dorsett//I am not sure if this works, but ANA went with Getz and Perry on their 4th line when they won the cup.
5. Powe-Boyle-Fasth//Good for a avg 4th line, but our "5th line"
6. Haley-Asham-Pyatt//Fasth needs to get healthy, I don't think he got anything serious. It seems like a knee-sprain and that he needs to build up, or more like recover, his muscles around his knee to stay healthy. I don't even hold him behind Lindberg. If Fasth has a decent summer, he could be a top 6-9 forward for us in October. We have a log-jam for sure.

MDZ-MCI//If McI can make the team next season, with Dorsett and Clowe, we could carry alot of skill on the lineup and still be a fairly tough team.

I would -- to start with -- keep Boyle and Haley, but dump Powe, Pyatt and Asham for picks at the draft. I would keep Boyle untill he is pushed out of the lineup, or one of the centers ahead of him in the lineup is traded (we got a black hole at PMRD). I don't want to stand their without a 4th line again if we get injuries JT Miller/Lindberg isn't ready.

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