Adding the 4th forward was the popular choice so I added it just for the Avs.
1) You are voting for the franchise player who will receive a 4 year, 24 million dollar "franchise player" contract. Everyone else will be a UFA, including prospects so who you don't vote for will be on sale to the highest bidder. This WILL NOT count against the cap and the player can not be traded.
2) Player will play all 82 games for that 4 year span and goalies will start 65+ games a season. Basically the player will be immune to injury for 4 years.
Anaheim: JS Giguere (49%)
Atlanta: Ilya Kovalchuk (64%)
Boston: Joe Thornton (95%)
Buffalo: Thomas Vanek (40%)
Calgary: Jarome Iginla (92%)
Carolina: Eric Staal (81%)
Chicago: Tuomo Ruutu (92%)
Columbus: Rick Nash (89%)
2) Player will play all 82 games for that 4 year span. Basically the player will be immune to injury for 4 years.
Forgot about that. I'd probably switch from Hejduk to Forsberg but my other concern with Forsberg is what if he decides he wants to go play in Sweden after 1 or 2 years. Can he opt out of the contract? If not you'd be stuck with an unhappy franchise player.