Plan for 2014-2015
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05-22-2013, 02:55 PM
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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?
And the list
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
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.
I'd wait until September before even considering any of those guys 2014 UFA's, the window for those guys to sign extensions only opens on July 1st, so maybe half of them have signed extensions by July 15th. I'm sure a lot of them have had informal talks about it already.
The trend the last 4-5 yaers is teams re-signing more and more of their UFA's before free agency.
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