Thread: Speculation: Habs Do Nothing...Disagree?
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07-05-2013, 11:26 AM
Mad Habber
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Originally Posted by HabsSlappy View Post
I wouldn't say nothing. Habs have to spend to the cap every year or else the media and fanbase will erupt (even more than usual) that they didn't do everything they can to win.

Habs have abour $4.5M left to spend on one forward to fill the lineup. Could also see them adding some defensive grit, since it was apparent that they missed it once Emelin went down:

My Custom Lineup
Rene Bourque ($3.333m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Max Pacioretty ($4.500m) / David Desharnais ($3.500m) / Brendan Gallagher ($0.870m)
Alex Galchenyuk ($3.225m) / Lars Eller ($1.325m) / Danny Briere ($4.000m)
Travis Moen ($1.850m) / Ryan White ($0.722m) / Brandon Prust ($2.500m)
Gabriel Dumont ($0.578m) /
Andrei Markov ($5.750m) / Josh Gorges ($3.900m)
P.K. Subban ($2.875m) / Alexei Emelin ($2.000m)
Francis Bouillon ($1.500m) / Raphael Diaz ($1.225m)
Davis Drewiske ($0.638m) /
Carey Price ($6.500m)
Peter Budaj ($1.400m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,190,208; BONUSES: $2,485,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $4,594,792

Could be more if they end up trading a "smurf" since they have Briere now.
I highly doubt that Briere signed a $4 mil contract with the Habs to play on the 3rd line. Therrien will say "sorry kid" to Gallagher and ship him to the 3rd line. and insert Briere and his 16 points last year into the first line with Patches and DD. Then everyone can really see how feisty Briere is when he goes into a scrum with DD backing him up.

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