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06-15-2013, 03:42 AM
knorthern knight
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Originally Posted by allan5oh View Post
- Burmi, Jokinen, Scheif on third line
Why are we putting 3 centres on one line???

Leaves us with 11 million for linemates for Kane, and a backup tender. Adding Weiss for 5 mill, getting Peverley and signing Khudobin leaves us with about 600k in space. But there's lots of problems:

1) No cap space to recall players
2) No room for error with injuries
3) Only Scheifele and Trouba can go down without waivers
4) Logjam at D, I don't think we'll re-sign Clitsome if we keep the other 3 RFAs
5) We can't be as aggressive as I thought

However these issues can be fixed by trading off Burmi, or Byfuglien.
Or a compliance buyout of Jokinen, which frees up $4.5 million cap space. That still leaves us with Little/Scheifele/Burmistrov/Slater as our 4 centers, with Wright and O'Dell also available. Our logjam is at centre, and buying out Jokinen makes the most sense. I could see Scheifele and Burmistrov as Kane's linemates. So we'd need to fill out a 3rd line, plus a goalie.

Defense isn't as abundant as you make it seem. Trouba/Kulda/Redmond/Postma are not guaranteed to make the big club. Hainsey is probably going to negotiate a big payday... somewhere else. We need Clitsome.

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