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07-09-2013, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
And it seemed like that was the plan, then they scrapped it. I think you should stick to your plans, just because they made the 2nd round...
I agree that DW should have stayed more disciplined in implementing the refresh. Losing Galiardi, two seconds and the 63rd pick for Raffi, Tyler and Herr Meuller (instead of a reasonably good forward) gave back most of the gains he made in recognizing Clowe and Murray must go. (too bad Rangers did not make east finals, would love to have that 2nd next year.

Now we are left with the following, and little room to manuever:

Patrick Marleau ($6.900m) / Logan Couture ($2.875m) / Brent Burns ($5.760m)
Raffi Torres ($2.000m) / Joe Pavelski ($4.000m) / Tyler Kennedy ($2.350m)
Tomas Hertl ($1.350m) / Joe Thornton ($7.000m) / Tommy Wingels ($0.775m)
James Sheppard ($0.830m) / Andrew Desjardins ($0.750m) / Adam Burish ($1.850m)
Martin Havlat ($5.000m)

Marc-Edouard Vlasic ($4.250m) / Justin Braun ($1.250m)
Brad Stuart ($3.600m) / Dan Boyle ($6.667m)
Matt Irwin ($1.000m) / Jason Demers ($1.500m)
Scott Hannan ($1.000m)

Antti Niemi ($3.800m)
Alex Stalock ($0.625m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $65,131,667; BONUSES: $425,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster):- $406,667

Is the above GOOD ENOUGH to win the new division play-offs, maybe, but unlikely. Is it good enough that we can expect to make it to the final round, no. Clearly we need to get better. Barring a miracle trade, I just don't see that happening this off-season. Do any of you see a potential trade that would make us better immediately and for the long-term?

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