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06-28-2013, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Georgia Panther View Post
The thing about Bolland is he already makes $3.75mil with a year to go before he's a UFA and he would be making a lot of money if re-signed and that's a lot of money if you see him as a bottom 6 guy in a couple of years.
Just to clarify he's making $3.375M next yr, not $3.75M. Plus its not like Weiss' situation where he's actually getting paid more (Weiss' paycheck was for $4.1M but cap hit was only $3.1M), cap hit & salary is same for Bolland. We can do something like we could've done with Weiss getting a front-loaded extension so that when he's not the #2C, that he's getting paid accordingly.

That said, maybe Tallon thinks he can re-sign Bolland for a more decent price than what Weiss was commanding and so it becomes a more affordable option that way long term. His production hasnt been such that he'll command a huge salary as a UFA so lets say we re-sign him similar to guys currently on the roster (in the $4-4.5M range). And if Bolland was too expensive to re-sign and/or Bjugstad & Shore start taking big steps forward during next season, then the team can just move on from Bolland because we already have depth & ability in the lineup and Bolland was a good stopgap for next season while those guys develop more.

Regardless, we really need to figure out someone can fill the hole as the #1C and I'm struggling to see who/where that will come from. Duchene was worth kicking the tires on but everyone had to know the price would be steep. Maybe it was Tallon figuring a way to say well what about a deal for Stastny but we need him re-signed before we could do a deal.

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