I know people keep mentioning this but I can't ever see Duchene being more than a 6.5-7M player...And RoR maybe $3M max......That still leaves a LOT of room. Anderson's probably in line for about $3-$5....That's an increase of about $7-9M over our present day cap room.
I think the "we need to save room" statement is a little overblown at times....We do have room...I still doubt management spends it. But a $6-7M contract isn't going to put this team into financial and cap ruin.
Do I think the should go out and acquire a guy for 6-7M? Not on UFA....Wait for a trade.
No way Anderson gets anywhere close at all to $5 mill. He would be lucky to get to $3. Neimi just got awarded $2.75.... And can not find a suitor on the open market... Goalies just do not make that much. The market is oversaturated. When a team plays a goalie 70 games a year, and there is only a need for 30 goalies in the entire NHL, the owners and teams have the upperhand on salary. If one guy refuses to play for less, than there are several others ready to jump in.
first of all id like to point out stazz is makin 0.2 less then kopitar, and 0.4 less then backtrom who stastny is verycomparable to. backstrom has ovi, nuff said, and kopitar has a better shot while stazz is a better playmaker, altho very similiar numbers, stastny and stewart will both have higher numbers playing a full season together, and RoR is the next ryan kesler or jordan staal type player
Ha, maybe if he could actually shoot and was a much better skater...