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11-06-2006, 07:51 PM
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Sign Markov, Rivet and Johnson.

Let Plek take Bonk's spot and bring up Lapierre, Ferland and Côté from Hamilton.

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11-06-2006, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by JMMR View Post
I think January 1st is when players can be signed to extensions.
actually, the January 1st rule only apply to players who were on a 1 year contract, so if a player was on a 2-years or more contract can be re-signed anytime before January 1st


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11-06-2006, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kostitsyn1489 View Post
No. Sign and trade. You never let a RFA go anyway... Except Jason Ward a couple of years ago.

And answering to nyhabsfan
No keep one and remplace the other by Price or Danis. And yes Kostitsyn for Ryder... Ryder will sign for ~3M and Kostitsyn for ~1M and with our cap situation YES we must rempace Ryder by Kostitsyn.

Hey you all wanted to trade Bonk or sack him before the season now anybody want to keep him. I like how he plays this year but he's playing for a new contravt and if he plays like that all seaosn long he wont sign for 1M! I would keep all our player + 5 rooks and all but we would bust the cap by MUCH and we cant keep more then 23 player...

We CANT sign Ryder Higgins Plekanec Johnson Bonk Souray Rivet Kostitsyn Perezhogin Komisarek Aebischer this year. Some of those guys wont be part of our team next year. I just decided to cut Bonk Ryder Aebi/Huet Souray/Rivet.
Check out the definition of RFA...as long as you offer 10% more than there total compensation, you CANNOT loose them.... they MUST sign with you unless you trade them. So Ryder, Higgins., and all the rest of the RFA will be with the team until they have given 7 years of service.

The players you just "cut" where our 2 starting goalies, 2 out of 3 top Dmen and our only 30 goal scorer!!!!!!!

Unless your goal is to grab the #1 overall pick in the following year's draft, this has got to be the fastest way to implode this team I've ever heard off; espcially af 5 painful years of slowly creeping back into contention!!!

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11-06-2006, 08:30 PM
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re-sign markov not over 5.5m$(if more let him walk too)
let the other walk and if they want to take pay-cut they might come back(depending the price)

try to trade :
Souray,Rivet,Aebisher,Markov(if he asks for too much money) if we dont make playoff or good players available..

re-sign our restricted free-agent to resonable contract

try to find finders for Kovalev if we dont make playoff.

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11-06-2006, 08:40 PM
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Way to keep everyone



Saku Koivu 4,500,000
Sergei Samsonov 3,525,000
Steve Bégin 1,225,000
Alex Kovalev 4,500,000
Andrei Kostitsyn 611,800
Guillaume Latendresse 850,000

Radek Bonk 2,000,000
Chris Higgins 1,000,000
Thomas Plekanec 750,000
Alexander Perezhogin 850,000
Michael Ryder 2,500,000
Mike Johnson 2,000,000

Explanations :

Bonk takes a slight paycut. I have a strong feeling that Bonk is very happy with his situation with the team and that he likes it here in MTL. Taking 394k off his salary to keep playing here with Mike Johnson is def. not out of the question.

Higgins gets a 400k raise. Our youngsters hardly ever get a huge raise. Since he's RFA, a 10% raise can be done to keep him, and a nearly doubled salary will certainly keep Higgins happy.

Plekanec gets a 300k raise. Unless he explodes later this season (which is possible) he won't get a huge raise.

Perezhogin gets a small raise. He might hit 1M$ though.

Michael Ryder gets a 300k raise. I don't think Ryder deserves 3M$, at least not yet.

Mike Johnson gets a 100k raise. I have the same feeling with him that I have with Bonk. Johnson looks happy with Bonk and with the Habs, I'm confident he wants to stay here. Might even take a paycut.



Mathieu Dandenault 1,750,000
Francis Bouillon 1,875,000

Andrei Markov 3,500,000
Mike Komisarek 1,150,000
Sheldon Souray 3,000,000
Craig Rivet 2,000,000

Explanations :

Markov : I don't see Markov getting more than Kovalev and Koivu, he might get 4M$ but I believe he will more likely get Samsonov-type of money. 1,5M$ is still a big raise.

Souray : He deserve a raise but he doesn't deserve as much as Markov. A 500k raise is pretty decent.

I could also see Souray and Markov getting only 3M$ each.

Komisarek : Small raise.

Rivet : I wouldn't mind seeing Rivet go. If he stays he'll have to take a paycut and he is a team guy so I'm sure he could be willing to take one for the team.

There is no doubt in my mind that Janne is long gone next year.



Cristobal Huet 2,750,000
David Aebischer 2,750,000


If Aebischer stays, he'll get the same salary as Huet, or less. If Huet or Aebischer leaves we save about 2M$ with Danis as a backup. It all depends on what Gainey wants to do but it's still possible to keep both of them I think.


EXTRAS (to complete the 23 man roster)

Maxim Lapierre 562,500
Mark Streit 600,000
Kyle Chipchura 984,200

CAP : 44,000,000
PAYROLL : 43,233,500
LEFT : 766,500

So, all in all, the players leaving are :

Niinima : Cost too much for what he brings
Downey and Murray : Either one of them could stay as an extra but I prefer having Chip and Lapierre.

This would leave us with only 766k of cap space.

Who I could see leaving :

Rivet : He just can't stay for over 2M$.
Aebischer or Huet : This depends on wether or not the team wants a goalie combo. I could very well see both of them stay.

If we let go og Rivet and we bring up Danis instead of one of Huet or Abby we could have something like 3.5M$ of free space. I don't see us making many moves at the forward position, so we could very well land another solid D if we play it like that.

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I'd say adding a top 1st/2nd line C will be a top priority. If either Koivu or Kovalev (who seems to have a gimpy knee this year) go down, we'll fall appart in the 'offs just like we did when Williams hacked Saku's eye out. We need strong playmaking depth, and Kovalev is far better on the wing then at C. So, I see this as being our #1 priority at the deadline (unlikely that this will change between now and then) with one of our goalies and maybe a prospect or pick being the bait.

Morrison sounds like a half-decent option, but there's no real rush. Probably better to wait and see what the options are as teams drop out of races and position themselves for next year.

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11-07-2006, 02:03 AM
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nice job fredez !
Imo, Higgins and Plek will deserve a little more but the rest is pretty accurate to me
I also belive Souray will be gone but i hope not, that could change the deal too

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11-07-2006, 02:32 AM
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Originally Posted by fredez View Post

Radek Bonk 2,000,000
Chris Higgins 1,000,000 -> 1,200,000
Thomas Plekanec 750,000 -> 1,000,000
Alexander Perezhogin 850,000 -> 1,000,000
Michael Ryder 2,500,000 -> 3,000,000
Mike Johnson 2,000,000-> 2,300,000


Andrei Markov 3,500,000
Mike Komisarek 1,150,000
Sheldon Souray 3,000,000
Craig Rivet 2,000,000


Cristobal Huet 2,750,000
David Aebischer 2,750,000
I agree with pretty much everything you said. However, I think a lot of the young RFAs will use Tender's contract to land a contract over 1 M$. On the D, if Souray, Markov and Rivet all sign for that low, it will be a sign of loyalty to the Habs.

Good post

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