we have way more to gain in giving ice time to Weber and Emelin rather than to Wiz and Hammer. if they flop, so be it. but if they develop well, we are the big winners.
+ Emelin is apparently a stud in KHL
+ Weber scored more in 3 games (& limited icetime) than Wiz in 6 games in the playoffs... lawl.
Where were you during the playoffs? Just happened to forgot that Wiz fractured his hand in Game 2, right? Right. And Weber was used as a forward (mind you he looked great) and not as a Dman like he's supposed to be.
Mike Cammalleri ($6.000m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Andrei Kostitsyn ($3.250m)
Max Pacioretty ($1.625m) / Scott Gomez ($7.357m) / Brian Gionta ($5.000m)
Travis Moen ($1.500m) / Lars Eller ($1.270m) / Mathieu Darche ($0.700m)
/ David Desharnais ($0.850m)
Andrei Markov ($5.750m) / Alexei Yemelin ($0.984m)
Hal Gill ($2.250m) / P.K. Subban ($0.875m)
Jaroslav Spacek ($3.833m) / Yannick Weber ($0.850m)
Carey Price ($2.750m)
BUYOUTS: Georges Laraque ($0.500m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $50,345,509; BONUSES: $400,000
CAP SPACE (17-man roster): $13,954,491
RFA with QO: Gorges (3.0?), White (0.6?)
So ~10 Millions for:
- 1 back up goaltender (1.0?)
- 0-1 defenseman
- 1-2 top nine forwards.
- 1-2 4th line/injury forwards.
There's no reason this guy can't become the player Wizniewski was for us. He might not be as tall or thick as Wiz.. but he can put on the pounds. He has great vision and can score, its there in the OHL and was there in the AHL, we've seen it in the playoffs.