to me it just reads as "we are currently a 50m-team" implying that we could add salary if we wanted and we have no needs to trade money away. simply: we are in no cap-troubles whatsoever. i don't read anything about melnyk willingness to spend in the summer into that.
I hope this is only for the rebuild. Melnyk has shown that he's willing to spend before, and if he believes we have a legitimate chance sometime in the next few seasons I think he'd be willing to spend.
If not, then ****. I hope the cap comes down to a reasonable level.
The following is a $51.4M team (gave Alfie and Gonchar 4m, Condra 1.5m)
Colin Greening ($0.817m) / Jason Spezza ($7.000m) / Milan Michalek ($4.333m)
?????????????/ Kyle Turris ($3.500m) / Daniel Alfredsson ($4.000m)
Chris Neil ($1.900m) / Zack Smith ($1.888m) / Erik Condra ($1.515m)
Jim O'Brien ($0.638m)/ Mika Zibanejad ($1.744m) / Jakob Silfverberg ($0.900m)
Peter Regin ($0.800m) /
Marc Methot ($3.000m) / Erik Karlsson ($6.500m)
Sergei Gonchar ($4.000m) / Jared Cowen ($1.265m)
Chris Phillips ($3.083m) / Patrick Wiercioch ($0.827m)
Eric Gryba ($0.563m) /
Craig Anderson ($3.188m)
Robin Lehner ($0.870m)
Buyout: Bobby Butler ($0.200m)
Last edited by HavlatMach9: 03-08-2013 at 02:16 PM.
So I would not be expecting the Sens to make a big splash in this summers UFA frenzy
Which is fine of course but the dreams of signing a guy like Perry are unrealistic
This might be unrealistic for various other reasons besides money. I don't know if Perry would like to play on a small-market team like Ottawa. If he's offered Getzlaf money by multiple teams, I don't expect him to play for a rebuilding team - as another example.
Murray was seriously pushing for Nash and if players of that quality became available, I expect him to push for them as well. Euge has already said (different interviews with Sun, etc. that I don't currently have links to but most board members are aware of, IMHO) that he will re-evaluate finances on a case-by-case basis.