6 mill is definitely an overpayment, but it makes our team better for sure. wed have to cap dump someone to make it work though.
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
Patrick Marleau ($6.900m) / Joe Thornton ($7.000m) / Joe Pavelski ($4.000m)
Ryane Clowe ($3.625m) / Logan Couture ($2.875m) / Martin Havlat ($5.000m)
Tommy Wingels ($0.775m) / Michal Handzus ($2.500m) / Shane Doan ($6.000m)
T.J. Galiardi ($0.950m) / Andrew Desjardins ($0.640m) / Adam Burish ($1.850m)
Marc-Edouard Vlasic ($3.100m) / Brent Burns ($5.760m)
Brad Stuart ($3.600m) / Dan Boyle ($6.667m)
Justin Braun ($1.250m) / Jason Demers ($1.250m)
Douglas Murray ($2.500m) /
Antti Niemi ($3.800m)
Thomas Greiss ($0.588m)
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(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $70,629,167; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (21-man roster):- $429,167
Awesome. 6 mil to be on Handzus's wing. I don't think so. He's in the top 6. Move Pavs to center third line and buy out that waste of a player in Zues.
If family is his #1 concern, he'll make a deal with us. The guy is 35 and has grossed $42 million so far in his career. His wife owns her own photography business which tells me they live a relatively moderate lifestyle for someone who makes that kind of money.
If family is #1 concern he'll to the Ducks which has to spend a lot of money to get to the cap floor and is closer to Phoenix.
Devil inside, devil inside, every single one of us, the devil inside.
Doan's at 4.5 right now, and I wouldn't have a problem keeping that amount, maybe going to 5. 6 is definitely too much.
This is where DW could really come in handy. Family is super important to Doan, and DW is a player's GM. I can see Wilson making some tweaks with his contract in non-monetary ways to help with that- maybe assuring him time off during the season between games to see family or something like that. Even if we don't offer higher dollar, I can see Wilson doing a good job of selling San Jose as a great total package- perennial contender, close to family, exciting changes in coaching staff, great centers to pair with, amazing place for family to come visit, etc.
And as for leaving AZ, I doubt his family will leave. Beyond the photography business, Shane and his wife own a horse ranch. I can't see them dropping that. His kids are also school age, with his oldest highschool-ish, so I don't see them wanting to move, especially for just a few years. How important is it to be close to them during the season? We'll just have to see.
I wouldn't mind something like $4M at 3 years, but definitely not $6M at 5 years; I doubt any team would take that.
If we were able to get Semin and Doan, it would help this team so much. Semin brings the elite speed and hands, and dynamism we need, while Doan brings the strength, heart, soul, and the whole "Don't **** with us" that we need more of. This team really is a contender if we can get one of these guys; I'd hope to trade Murray though if possible, and acquire a tough defenceman that's less of a pylon, and that can be responsible for Demers' misplays; I don't want to see Braun in the NHL, I don't think he's good enough.