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01-09-2014, 08:58 AM
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Being realistic, these guys barring a trade will likely be on the roster next year:

Schenn ($2.9m)/Giroux ($8.275m)/Voracek ($4.25m)
Hartnell ($4.75m)/Lecavalier ($4.5m)/Simmonds ($3.975m)
Raffl ($1m)/Couturier ($1.75m)/Read ($3.625m)
Rinaldo ($750k)/Laughton ($894.167K)/Rosehill ($675k)

xxxxxxx/Coburn ($4.5m)
Streit ($5.25m)/Grossmann ($3.5m)
Schenn ($3.6m)/Gustafsson ($1.1m)

Mason ($4.5m)


Pronger ($4.941m)

Tied up:

$64,735,595 (inc Pronger)
$59,794,167 (Pronger LTIR)

That would give them $11,305,833 once Pronger is LTIRed for a forward, 1 top 4 D, a #7 and backup. (working off $71.1million cap)

The biggest need is a top 4 D man IMO. I would not mind Kimmo back, if he comes back I imagine he likely gets 5.5-6m again. If he is not back I would look at Girardi, MacDonald, Nikitin, Niskanen and Markov... most of whom will be in the 4.5-6mill range.

So the top 4 D takes us down to ~$6million to work with.

A #7 will be ~$700k, and a backup ~$1.5m if we don't promote.

So that leaves ~$3.5-4 million left... which can be used on a forward for the top 9.

The UFA guys likely available in that range or less: Kulemin, Downie, Vrbata, Setoguchi, Raymond, Ott, Penner, Moss, Michelak, Legwand, both Jokinens, Jagr, Whitney, Hemsky, Grabovski and Bolland.

As can be seen there is a decent selection available for that price, and pretty much anything you need in the top 9 apart from an out and out 1st liner. (well, Jagr is one)

Callahan, Vanek and Moulson will cost more unfortunately... they would be the guys who would look best on the Flyers (not that I would really want Moulson, even though I quite like him... but he would score a tonne with G.)

(I put Schenn at that price looking at Kadri, Ennis, Couture, Okposo and Grabner. Guys who at a similar age over the last 2 years all had similar or more PPG and were given contracts in the 2.8-3 million range.

Raffl's QO is $735k, but I imagine he gets a bump on a ~1-2 year deal.

I would sign Gus as #6... he likely gets a small bump to ~just over 1m... say $1.1m.

Mason will likely get 4-5million.)

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