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04-08-2013, 06:37 PM
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Lazar Beams
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My turn. I'm going to preface this by stating I'm going to limit myself to two trades, and two UFA signings from outside of the organization in an attempt to keep this somewhat realistic.

At the draft:

Trade: Mike Cammalleri and Roman Horak to Columbus for NYR's 1st pick (around 15th overall) Why? Flames don't retain salary, and add Horak to the deal as a result. While I like Horak I don't think he's part of the bigger picture for the club (but I'd retain $2 million to keep Horak)

Trade Lee Stempniak and Columbus' 5th round pick (#153 overall) to Montreal for Nashville's 2nd round pick (around 41st overall) Why? Calgary needs to get bigger, and trading Stempniak frees up a spot for a bigger body on the third line. I don't think Montreal gives us our pick back, either.

Entry Draft:
#3 Overall - Nate MacKinnon (assuming he's available)
#15 Overall - Frederik Gauthier
#18 Overall - Robert Hagg
#28 Overall - Madison Bowey
#41 Overall - Nicholas Petan

Free Agency:

Farewell to:
Roman Cervenka - unsigned, unrestricted free agent
Brian McGrattan - unsigned, unrestricted free agent
Steve Begin - unsigned, unrestricted free agent
Anton Babchuk - unsigned (to Him, money is no object) and everyone else is an unrestricted free agent wishing to sign with The Anton
Leland Irving - unsigned, unrestricted free agent
Krys Kolanos - unsigned, unrestricted free agent
Bryan Cameron - no qualifying offer, unrestricted free agent

Re-Sign:
Mikael Backlund - 3 years, $7.5 million ($2.5 million AAV)
T. J. Brodie - 5 years, $15 million ($3 million AAV)
Chris Butler - 4 years, $9 million ($2.25 million AAV)
Lance Bouma - 2 years, $1.2 million ($0.6 million AAV)
Greg Nemisz - 1 year, $550,000, two way
Mark Cundari - 2 years, $1.3 million ($0.65 million AAV) two way
Reto (Yogi) Berra - 2 years, $1.8 million ($0.900 AAV)
Kari Ramo - 2 years $2.8 million ($1.4 million AAV)
Nathan MacKinnon - 3 year ELC, $3.75 million AAV

and...

Jarome Iginla, 4 years, $20 million ($5 million AAV)

Sign:
David Clarkson, 5 years, $20 million ($4 million AAV)
Stephen Weiss, 6 years, $27 million ($4.5 million AAV)

We may have to add 10% to contract values for being a lousy team.

Abbotsford re-signings:
Brady Lamb, Akim Aliu, Paul Byron, Danny Taylor, Markus Granlund, John Ramage, Ben Hanowski, Brett Carson

Retired:
Miikka Kiprusoff

2013/14 Lineup:

Tanguay - Weiss - Iginla
Baertschi - MacKinnon - Clarkson
Glencross - Stajan - Hudler
Bouma - Reinhart - Aliu / Nemisz / Jackman

Giordano - Wideman
Butler - Brodie
Smith - Cundari / Sarich

Ramo / Berra

Yes, I'm totally giving Reinhart 4th line centre position strictly based off his play in the last game. I may hate him after tonight's game, in which case someone will need to be acquired to fill that spot. And sight unseen, I'm giving Cundari a roster spot too. It's his spot to lose. There will be other defensemen available during free agency for the bottom pairing. Also from within the organization.

I disagree that a full time enforcer is required, but I still think there's a need to have someone who can drop the gloves and we have that in Jackman and Clarkson.

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