Allison (if someone can be convinced he can come back this year)
Cechmanek (if we can Jedi mind-trick someone)
whoever from above that was not traded and a FA
Kuzentsov (although I haven't give up on him just yet)
Corvo (also haven't given up on him yet)
Deadmarsh (unless he takes an extreme reduction while he recovers)
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Modry and Stumpel go unless we have to have them for Ziggy to stay. Only if the team is out of any contention. Won't get much but Stumpel has been a terrible let down and this is one of Modry's "last chances" to win the cup.
I have a feeling these guys will be dealt for picks and prospects. Between Feb and the deadline
A more interesting question is whether LA will tender a Qualifying offer to Allison. He's a RFA at season's end, but given his status I think LA could find better value for the 8.5 million that Jason would need to be qualified at. As for Palffy, he's out until the end of the year, so I don't see him having value to a playoff team. Whether LA resigns him in the offseason is another matter. I think LA would be wise not to sign him until after July 1. See who is available and select wisely. Some good players will be available.
Deadmarsh, feel bad for the guy. Maybe time to call it a career.
As for trades, Miller has 3 years left, Nordstrom has 2 years left. Klatt has 1 more year and an option I believe.
Moving Miller and Nordstrom depends on the return. Draft picks shouldn't do it, unless you're being offered #1 picks. Might want to load up on 2005 or 2006 picks because of the potential of losing the season. Gives some ammo to try to land Crosby, depending on what happens to the draft if the NHL is lost next year.
I think the main concern for LA is to find another netminder to take over for Cechmanek. His contract is up and I don't see him returning. A couple of teams have young goalies who could be had, just need to see if there is a fit somewhere.
I just can't believe how cursed this team is with injuries....