HahAHahHAHAAHAHAHHAhHAhAHahAHA. 1 million? You'll be surprised my friend, VERY surprised. Do you know that his cap hit is currently 2.2 millions? You think he'll accept some kind of cut on his pay? I don't know what his bonuses were, but he probably managed to get most of it (correct me if i'm wrong). The only thing on our side is that he don't have arbitration rights.
"He's 23, he won't mind"... I have some news for you... he WILL mind. He have the potential to be number one almost anywhere in the league. He will ask for the kind of money this position allow him. The possibilities to keep both him and Halak are thin.
This is going to be very interesting.
Price earned $850,000 this year. He did not make any of his bonuses.
We just need to get rid of Spacek and find a good defenceman to replace him, on invest his salary into a powerforward and give a shot to Subban and everything will be perfect. I have seen enough of Spacek.
What is Kostitsyn doing in this lineup ? I hope we get rid of those 2 useless and selfish clowns.
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Pouliot gets 1.5ish
Kostitsyn or replacement on roster gets 1 million or less (White?)
Price gets 2 million.
That leaves us about 8 million, just shy, for a backup goalie and a 3rd line center.
Say Moore gets 2... And backup gets 1.
We have 5 million left.
Could be the team is swinging for the fences here. If they think Eller can replace Plekanec, in the event they strike out, this could be their way of setting up either for Marleau or Kovalchuck... or to try and pry some cap relief trades out of Chicago (Hossa, Versteeg?)
Pretty much 58 millions and something not asking for too much imagination...
I think that Eller as second line center with Cammalleri or Kovalchuk would give similar stats to those of Plekanec or at least something along the lines of what to expect from a second line center.
Defence wouldn't be that bad, didn't want to loose time spculating on the 7th dman lol
I think we could possibly look at guys like:
Nick Boyton - was making 1.5 but probably could get him from 1- 1.2 for 1 year.
Carlo Colaiacovo - injury problems, but could be a steal for around 1- 1.5/per
Johnny Boychuk - rough guy, coming into a really good dman, steal for 1-1.5/per
Kurtis Foster - Big body, booming shot, this guy I could see being picked up for 1.5per
I think Biron will be our backup for what he made this season, I see it coming down to Biron, Theodore, or Nittymaki. Theodore I could see if he takes a big pay cut and is comfortbale with the backup role. When he is on his game, he is on.
I would love to let Pleks go if it meant signing Kovalchuk. The one thing is they would probably want another reliable winger on the line with Kovalchuk rather than just having Eller who could possibly become a NHL regular next season if this happened, and Pouliot who will be coming back from injuries and hopefully get scoring again. All and all who ever is on the line with Kovalchuk though, he will more than likely make them better, playmaking wise. Eller I would love to see him and Kovalchuk with their size playing together.
Darche will probably be let go IMO. Maxwell will slip into that spot unless he is dealt in a deal at the draft or upcoming free agency.
The toughest part though hands down is moving Hamr. It could be possible but again thats where Maxwell and a pick might come in handy. Package it together and we could be looking at something like a team desperately looking for a top 4 dman. San Jose lost Blake, Anaheim might lose Neidemayer. Islanders could use the veteran leadership on the backend, not saying its impossible just will be very difficult.