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05-21-2013, 07:56 PM
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Habiton
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Plan for 2014-2015

I just took a quick glance at the crop of UFAs in 2014-2015 and it will easily rival the 2009 Free Agency which really set the tone for several franchises.

I know everyone is pressing the panic button here but I really hope Bergevin stays pat and adds a few solid vets on one year deals.

If we play our cards right (and trade DD ) we will have well over 30 Million in cap space.

Who is slated to be a UFA?

Malkin
Gaborik
Vanek
Thornton
Marleau
Dats
Bouwmeester
Boyle
Stastny
Phaneuf (ew)
Both Sedins
Kessel
Pominville
Patrice Bergeron
Michalek
Brooks Orpik
Chris Kunitz
Hjalmarsson
Letang
Dave Bolland
Seidenberg
Dustin Brown

And the list goes on.

This is a shocking number of "franchise changers" and players that on these forums go for a kings ransom.

It isnt out of the question that we can get one, perhaps two and maybe even three.

Can you imagine a lineup of

Vanek - Pleks - Patches
Galch - Eller - Gally
Kristo/UFA - Bolland - Bourque
Prust - UFA - White

Subban - Orpik/Phaneuf/Bouwmeester/Hjalmarsson
Tinordi - Beaulieu
UFA/Diaz - Gorges

Price

That is a realistic option if we wait.

Again I know everyone wants to get bigger *hulk smash hulk smash* but I think if we play our cards right we are a cup contender in two years. With Eller, Galch, Gally, Subban, Tinordi, Beaulieu and Price we have one of the strongest cores in the league. Lets wait to overpay in a year where talent is in a surplus imo.

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