Marleau is known as a 'soft' NHL player.....he lacks fire......Gomez is on the rise with a Stanley Cup Ring to boot!!
Marleau had his chance to be # 1 in SJ...he couldent do it....why??....because take away his stats and you have a 'softie'...hes no leader....thats why SJ got Thornton....
Marleau will be gone from SJ before the end of the 07/08 season....
Gomez is about to explode
Known as as "soft" player by who? I don't know about you, but if anybody had the chance to acquire Joe Thornton they would, not just San Jose. Gomez is a better player offensively IMO, but I still disagree with you.
Overall...we might be looking at 41-42 mil with this lineup with a couple of spots yet to fill...and I don't imagine we'll spend more than 39-40 tops. I just went from the top of my head...so I could be way off here....and obviously this is very rough math and alot of guesswork as to what guys will make, but I don't see how this works. Stoll would probably have to go back the other way in your original proposal, and Staios might have to be moved in a separate deal too.
I could be way off though....How did you have everything?