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05-03-2013, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by deanwormer View Post
Originally Posted by deanwormer
for those worrying about pushing up against the cap, we won't for one simple reason - DP is going after the Fs but not a Dman. We may pick up this year's Hannan, <snip>

And a "hannan type" is????? right, experience, just not the top4 Dman we seem to be clamoring for. The dollars we have committed, plus at least a F to replace Marty, would seem to have us pushing the $60mil area in cap, and the real dollars will be more with Shea's bonus. We have Blum/Ellis/Eckholm to sort out, and 4 vets plus a serviceable Bartley - without making a trade, it just doesn't seem to work.
It works out if we only sign 1 forward of note (over 3M dollars,) which I believe will be the case. Maybe some depth, outside that.

I can reasonably see 7M to sign free agents:

a 4-5M forward
a 2-3M Defenseman

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