Develanno was in studio for a few hrs talking wings/tigers
He mentioned how they'd like to get the payroll from 78 million as of last season down to 65 million.
They have offered 2 yr contracts to schneider and shanahan at roughly 3.75 million a yr.
Chelios was offered a 1 yr contract.
Hull and Thomas will not be back
They are happy with Cujo and Legace in net
He mentioned they'll likely look for a scorer in free agency
On the Fan590, and in Toronto Star that Toronto has made some serious inquiries into acquiring Joe Thorton. Apparently Boston wants a young defenseman or two plus a young forward in return.
TORONTO STAR: Ken Campbell reports Joe Thornton's agent refused to comment on a NY Post report claiming his client wants out of Boston. J.P. Barry says he's waiting to hear back from Bruins GM Mike O'Connell regarding "discussions" they held during the draft weekend. Campbell says the Toronto Maple Leafs would be one of the clubs interested in Thornton if he does become available, and the Bruins would likely want young defencemen in return, something the Leafs have plenty of.
Spector's Note: Thornton was unhappy over his treatment by the local media and some of the fans, but again I stress it may be premature to believe he wants out of Boston. This could be an effort on his part to force the team into filling the gaps left by the club's decision to allow key UFA players like Glen Murray and Brian Rolston to depart.