SK - Fisher - Erat
AK - Legwand - Hornqvist
(Borque sent down)
Trotz said he's keeping the 1st line, and there is no reason he would split up the 33-13-22 line. Not bad at all....dang
What I want:
AK-Fisher-Erat (All 3 can score and pass pretty well. Very balanced)
SK-Smith-Hornqvist (SK passing to Smith, who shoots. Screen by Hornqvist. just that, all day)
Halischuk-Legwand-Wilson (one of the best 3rd lines we've ever iced. Legwand passes to Willy, Hali does dirty work)
Tootoo-Gaustad-Spailing (Fast 4th line with heart and drive like crazy.)
That is the most balanced top 9 we have ever had with the possible excpetion of 06-07. Give the top 3 lines equal ice time, a true 1A, 1B, 1C deal. Creates tough matchups for the other team, who has to run against essentially 3 2nd lines. Not a bad 4th line either.
You guys are being silly putting Gaustad on the 4th line! We payed a 1st round draft pick for him, there is no way he isn't at least put on the 2nd. He will get way more minutes than a fourth liner.
is this a joke?
He will play a bottom six line, you can call it what you want. He will be used as a checking center. He isn't here to score goals. He is here to win faceoffs, shut down opposing centerman, and be a leader on a young team. I would love him between halischuk and spaling personally.
Played around with cap geek. Let's say we make a deep playoff run (looking good), decide to be a cap team (we've been told...), re-sign Weber and Suter + AK and Gill (if we make a playoff run, possible), and the cap rises 4 million dollars. If that happens, we keep our roster and can sign, say, Olli Jokinen. I know its a lot of variables...but...
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Martin Erat ($4.500m) / Olli Jokinen ($4.000m) / Colin Wilson ($3.000m)
Sergei Kostitsyn ($3.500m) / Mike Fisher ($4.200m) / Andrei Kostitsyn ($3.250m)
Gabriel Bourque ($0.618m) / David Legwand ($4.500m) / Craig Smith ($0.715m)
Patric Hornqvist ($3.083m) / Nick Spaling ($1.050m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.250m)
Matt Halischuk ($0.712m)
Ryan Suter ($7.000m) / Shea Weber ($7.000m)
Roman Josi ($1.000m) / Hal Gill ($3.000m)
Ryan Ellis ($1.440m) / Kevin Klein ($1.350m)
Jonathon Blum ($0.941m) / Jack Hillen ($0.650m)
Pekka Rinne ($7.000m) / Anders Lindback ($0.875m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $68,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $66,435,832; BONUSES: $725,000 CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,864,168