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06-13-2013, 10:02 PM
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According to the SportsNet list of predicted favourites to be bought out in the West are:

Anaheim - Bryan Allen ($3.5 million cap hit until 2014-15)

Calgary - Matt Stajan ($3.5 million cap hit until 2013-14)

Chicago - Steve Montador ($2.75 million cap hit until 2014-15)

Colorado - Jan Hedja ($3.25 million cap hit until 2014-15)

Columbus - nobody

Dallas - Erik Cole ($4.5 million cap hit until 2014-15) - note, DFF, that SportsNet isn't paying their editors enough to spot that 'Erik' is spelled with a k and not a c

Detroit - Mikael Samuelsson ($3 million for 2013-14)

Edmonton - Kevin Lowe ... uh, I mean, Shawn Horcoff ($5 million cap hit until 2014-15)

LA - nobody

Minnesota - Dany Heatley ($7 million cap hit until 2013-14)

Nashville - Paul Gaustad ($3.25 million cap hit until 2015-16)

Phoenix - nobody. I have to include the write-up: "Let’s make this clear: This isn’t happening. The Coyotes can barely afford to pay their own players. The idea of them paying a player not to play for their club is beyond logic. There’s a reason they have all that cap space."

San Jose - Martin Havlat ($5 million cap hit until 2014-15)

St. Louis - Alex Pietrangelo





Ha ha! No, they aren't buying out anyone.

Vancouver - Keith Ballard ($4.2 million cap hit until 2014-15)


And for the East:

Boston - nobody, %#$!*&&&ing nobody!!!

Buffalo - Ville Leino ($4.5 million cap hit until 2016-17)

Carolina - Tuomo Ruutu ($4.75 million cap hit until 2015-16)

Florida - Ed Jovanovski ($4.1 million cap hit until 2014-15)

Montreal - Tomas Kaberle ($4.25 million cap hit until 2013-14)

NJ - Anton Volchenkov ($4.25 million cap hit until 2015-16)

NYI - Rick DiPietro ($3.57 million cap until 2020-21. SERIOUSLY!)

NYR - Brad Richards ($6.66 million cap until 2019-20)

Ottawa - nobody

Yay, us!!! - Ilya Brygzalov ($5.66 million cap until 2019-20). I think this is rather dumb, as Briere is the logical first choice.

That other NHL city in Pennsylvania - Marc-Andre Fleury ($5 million cap until 2014-15)

Tampa Bay - Vincent Lecavalier ($7.73 million cap hit until 2019-20)

Toronna - John-Michael Liles ($3.87 million cap hit until 2015-16)

Washington - Brooks Laich ($4.5 million cap hit 2016-17.)


Which, if any, of these big-ticket underachievers might interest Paul Holmgren? I'd be inclined to kick the tires with Laich (who put up 149 points in the 3 seasons before this one), Ruutu and Heatley.

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