Capgeek estimates that we have roughly $5M in cap space, does that sound right after the Ballard signing? Our only RFA left to sign is Spurgeon. I think we will probably be quiet tomorrow since we just don't have much cap space. We still have a big hole at #2 C though...
Yeah just under $5m is about right for us. But you have to reserve 1-1.5m for emergency callup/injury stuff so we're really at about 3.5-4, and then you take out Spurgeon's ~1.5-1.75, and we're left with about $2m to play with. I could see us taking on a lower end defender like Hal Gill or somebody, but it probably won't be very exciting.
Oh well. Should still be fun to see how overpaid some of these guys get. Toronto has $25 to spend and you all know they'll do it. They're going to get some good players but at waaaay too much money for sure.
I think we will acquire another d-man or a 2nd line center, we need to acquire one of those. I think it will be a fun day tomorrow as always, because there are gonna be some crazy offers, suspense and rumors
It's kind of like Christmas morning, although we got our big gifts last year and won't be opening much today (if anything). All the other kids will be opening their presents and it'll be interesting to see who gets what and how much their parents' spent on them.
Yeah, I know, the Christmas analogy is kind of lame, but it works and I haven't had any coffee yet.
I believe us not signing Cullen had more to do with the term he was looking for, but I think his asking price was also a little too high. I was hoping we could get him on the cheap for a 1-2 year $1.5-2mil/yr deal but apparently he wants more.
He's 36, and I'm not sure how many teams are going to give him over 2 years on a 35+ contract with a significant cap hit. I guess we'll see today.
I don't see us going after any of the big FA's this year. This will probably be a day/weekend of depth signings.