Loktionov will get 1.5-2 million on a two year deal.
Henrique will get 3.5-4 on a three or four year deal.
I think Henrique might get closer to $3 but $3.5 would be doable. I was thinking $2.5-$3 for Henrique, but closer to the $3 than $2.5. Loktionov for $2 million is fine. Considering I had Josefson penned in for getting close to $2 million for next year (Before the NHL season started) Josefson, Tedenby, and Butler will not be getting raises this year. If Butler does it will be with someone else obviously like Nashville. I had them all penned in for slight raises next year if they stuck. I'm fine with Loktionov getting $2 million.
Anyone interested in Nathan Horton? He's a UFA and Pete had him in Florida and said good things about him. Boston may not re sign him. He's making $4 million, and I'm not sure what he'd get on the open market. I'd rather pay him $5 million a year than Clarkson though. We need help on the UFA market for forwards this year plain and simple. I'm talking about Horton on the UFA market, not for a trade.
Anyone who is considered an upgrade over Clarkson would be more than welcome imo.
I'd still like to sign Clarkson, but not for $5 million. GTFO for that. You can't play like this for half the season, and expect that money. Injured or not, and he's not even a proven 20+ goal scorer yet. He has 2 goals in the last 20 games. One deflection against Philly, and one against the worst goaltender in the league last weekend that never even should have happened.
We can't just re sign all our guys, and just stand pat. Don't get me wrong I want all of our guys re signed or at least as many as we can. I'll be honest then Poni I'm a little here and there on. We'll see what he does for the remainder of the season. Patty, Clarkie, and Zubes I want all back. We need another UFA brought in though. No more of this crap where we try Tedenby or Josefson gets thrown in still with question marks, or throw Matteau right into the fire. Sadly Lou and Hucksterbeek have not given me much faith right now. If Clarkson walks I wouldn't be surprised to hear another ''You don't replace a playa like David Claakson, you don't. We have anotha young playa in ou awganization named Stefan Matteau who has improved a lot this off season''. Whether Clarkson stays or goes we need improvements still. That's what's hurting the team right now.
A lot of young, single athletes, not just hockey players, tend to get around and get a lot of young female attention. Their fame helps, especially if back home he's the "hometown hero". This scouting report guy was probably just jealous.
Given the Clarky-Marty bromance, they probably are going out on a double date at a fancy restaurant where they are talking to each other more than to their wives. Also, I believe Zajac's still single, he could be hanging around the younger guys trying to pick up girls at a bar or something.
Marty's got a bromance with Kovy too, don't forget. This video is cool/funny: