Not sure if this helps anyone with tomorrows free agent festivities. I thought I would include next years roster only including players under contract. What I found was our #1,2, and 4 lines look great, 3rd line not so good. Our defence stays the same and goalies are great.
this leaves approximately 9 - 10 million plus to upgrade for next season. We have to remember we will have some big names re-signing for the season after including Quick, Gagne, Voynov, Scuderi, Lewis, Clifford and Martinez.
I have highlighted UFAs in Red
I have highlighted RFAs in Green
Players under contract that may challenge:
Jones - 525,555
- we have others like Toffoli, Vey etc, but I do not believe they will be ready
RFAs likely tendered qualifying offers that may challenge for NHL spot:
King - current = .592
Hickey - 1.317
Muzzin - .900
Campbell - 577,500
Zatkoff - 577,500
Cliche - 525,500
Thought this may give a few of us a clearer picture proceeding forward
1) seems likely that Quick will be given an extension before next season starts, so I don't know if it will take effect the following year so he will stay at next season's contracted salary, but in any case, he will likely get an extension for $6-7M/yr,
2) will DL do another trade or sign a FA during the off season? We still need another winger, preferably a Left Winger.
Doughty had better become a perennial Norris Trophy candidate cuz he's way overpaid right now for his performance this season and last season's.
And while I like the two-way play of Kopitar, he needs to get 35 goals and 80 points next season to earn his large salary.
Sure hope the Kings make the playoffs and give a good account of themselves in the first round, which will be tough to win considering they will play a one or two seed in all likelihood...