radulov has another year to go on his contract doesnt he?
“(Radulov says) he can get out of his contract,” Predators GM David Poile told the paper. “I don’t know what he wants to do. We (told) him we can trade his rights, but he said, ‘No, no. I want to play in Nashville.’
5 RFA signings left to go... plus maybe a trade for a LW and maybe signing a cheap vet on D...
Christ is most likely a goner...
I like the depth here. A very good thing.
If we somehow could pull off a trade getting the rights for Radulov from Nashville - then we would be set in stone for years to come.
Sean Avery ($1.937m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Brandon Dubinsky ($4.000m) / Artem Anisimov ($1.900m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.000m)
Wojtek Wolski ($3.800m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Mats Zuccarello-Aasen ($1.750m)
Ruslan Fedotenko ($1.400m) / Brian Boyle ($1.500m) / Brandon Prust ($0.800m)
Mike Rupp ($1.500m)
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Daniel Girardi ($3.325m)
Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m) / Tim Erixon ($1.750m)
Michael Del Zotto ($1.087m) / Mike Sauer ($1.500m)
Pavel Valentenko ($0.850m)
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m) / Martin Biron ($0.875m)
Chris Drury ($3.716m)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000;
CAP PAYROLL: $62,683,334;
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $1,616,667
LWs Avery plus Wolski both in a @contract year#...
Next year (or the next) we could see a transition of:
Traded prospect 2nd round pick Ethan Werek to Desert for 2nd round pick Oscar Lindberg Lateral move = Outcome remains to be seen
Traded 2 second round pics and Roman Horak to Calgary for 1st round pick Tim Erixon and 5th rounder (NYR chose Shane McColgan) Presumably a steal. Time will tell
Drafted JT Miller at number 15 (1st round) Not a fan here, wanted a boom or bust in either Jurco or Khoko, but time will tell what this pick ends up being...
Traded prospect Evgeny Grachev to St Louis for 3rd round pick (NYR drafted Steve Fogarty at number 72) Do not like. At all. But Grachev reportedly wanted a shot and asked for a trade, making it understandable...Fogarty is interesting...
Drafted Michael St Croix at number 106 (4th round) Cannot say I am impressed with this pick
Drafted Shane McColgan at number 134 (5th round) Good choice imo
Drafted Sam Noreau at number 136 (5th round) Contingency plan if McIllwrath does not pan out?
Traded 2012 6th round pick for Nashvilles 2011 pick (number 172) and drafted Peter Cersnak Same thought as drafting Noreau?
Did not sign Chris Kreider Not good, but understandable...
Resigned/signed/qualified prospects Ryan Bourque, Max Campbell, Tommy Grant, Chad Kolarik, John Mitchell, Dale Weise, Jason Wilson, Andrew Yogan, Tim Erixon, Chad Johnson... All solid moves imo. Hartford will be very interesting to follow (yeah, I know it is The Whale...)
Qualified RFAs Dubinsky, Callahan, Sauer, Aninsimov and Boyle Good, now sign them to reasonable deals...
Did not qualify Matt Gilroy who hit UFA and was signed in Tampa See ya, he became redundant...
Signed Michael Rupp for 3 year at 1,5 M per Good signing replacing Derek Boogaards (RIP) spot on NYR roster with a real hockey player
Resigned Ruslan Fedotenko for 1 year at 1,4 M Good, solid depth signing
Signed Brad Richards for 9 years at 6,667 M per Looks to be a great signing (I am less jubliant than many others I must admit) cap wise filling several holes at once on the NYR roster. But we have been here (somewhat) in "Euforialand" before on July 1st and the results have constantly been dismal. The fact that we did not sign any other overpriced UFAs is perhaps the best news though
Traded prospect Brodie Dupont to Nashville for Andreas Thuresson AHLers change places looking for new start. Like the concept of trading with Nashville though. Go all in to acquire the rights for Alexander Radulov! and we have a winner!!!