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My Custom Lineup
Rick Nash ($7.800m) / Brad Richards ($6.667m) / Marian Gaborik ($7.500m)
Jarome Iginla ($7.000m) / Tomas Plekanec ($5.000m) / Ryan Callahan ($4.275m)
Curtis Glencross ($2.550m) / Derek Stepan ($0.875m) / Arron Asham ($1.000m)
Brian Boyle ($1.700m) / Jeff Halpern ($0.700m) / Mike Rupp ($1.500m)
Yannick Weber ($0.850m) / John Scott ($0.600m) /
Marc Staal ($3.975m) / Dan Girardi ($3.325m)
Michael Del Zotto ($3.750m) / Ryan McDonagh ($1.300m)
Marc-Andre Bergeron ($1.000m) / Steve Eminger ($0.750m)
Anton Stralman ($1.700m) / Stu Bickel ($0.750m)
Henrik Lundqvist ($6.875m)
Martin Biron ($1.300m)
Chris Drury ($1.667m)
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(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $74,408,334; BONUSES: $425,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster):- $3,783,334
Not much else to say. We respect Minnesota's changes, we feel Suter and Parise are top players in the league, but their offensive depth is questionable - relying on a rookie and a consistently injured forward in Bouchard for Top-6 production in the post-season. Their defense pales in comparison to ours. In case of our black aces include guys like Daniel Winnik, Andrew Ebbett, Pardy, Andrew Alberts, Jordan Schroeder, Joe Morrow, all capable of NHL minutes.
Jackman - Pietrangelo
Shattenkirk - Visnovsky
Russell - Polak
Last season against the Kings, our starter Halak was injured, and he is magic in the playoffs. We also added huge top pieces in Krejci, Booth, and Visnovsky... as well as arguably the best player outside of the NHL in Vladimir Tarasenko!
We have a great top 6 with our 3rd line easily having enough skill (however lacking in experience) to be a 2nd line, and a solid top 4 with a top 5 defenseman in the league in Pietrangelo. Halak has shown he can take over entire playoff games, like in the 2010 playoffs with Montreal!
We are very pleased to get the 4th overall pick in the 2013 entry draft.
While we already have a definitive top 4, we are ready to listen to offers for the 4th overall if a young winger with high potential is coming back in the trade.
We might be looking to move up with the 10th overall. CGY 2013 2nd round pick, along with other picks and prospects, are available to move up in the draft.
We will also listen to offers for PK Subban. We are looking for a young defenseman swap. He remains unlikely to be traded.
We will also listen to other offers. Our untouchables at this point are Carey Price, Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty and Josh Gorges. Of course, some other players are very unlikely to be moving but if an offer makes sense, we will think about it.
Could consider moving down with the 10th overall but it would take a strong offer.
The Kings are a formidable opponent, having defeated us last year. But we were in the midst of a gnarly playoff hangover. We've added a legitimate #1 defenseman (Streit), and a #3 (Garrison) to an already deep squad.
Scoring woes? Kesler's had his major hip surgery and is healed up, playing with some major talent in Lupul and Stewart. No longer are we reliant on Mason Raymond to produce on the 2nd line.
We also have one of the deepest bottom 6s in the league with Higgins, Goc, Hansen, Lapierre, Malhotra, Kassian and Winnik.
The Conn Smythe goalie is healthy after a back issue last year and better than ever. Every player on the Kings roster knows what it takes to win, every player on the team has played in the Cup Finals. The Canucks brought in two players with very limited playoff experience.
The top 6 is firing on all cylinders, and the team is still great on defense. They shut down Vancouver once, and can do it again.
The Avs have David Jones, PA Parenteau, Ryan Wilson, Jan Hejda, Shane O'Brien, Greg Zanon, two 2014 1st Round Selections (COL and NYR), as well as our 2nd round selection in this years draft up for grabs. We're looking to add a high potential winger to play with Lars Eller.