With this cap world in place, and teams constantly overpaying , we have a great opportunity to keep key role players at fair prices .
1) Obyrne and Gorges look to be solid 5-6th Dmen that could be inked to long term deals at very fair contracts. Neither has leverage , tenure ,and locking up the back end of your D corps for 3-4 years is key .
2) Lapierre, Chipchura ( he will be up next year as a 3rd-4th liner ) will be looked upon to be defensive specialists, and should be locked up on the cheap .
Streit will be a hot commodity in the summer , someone will pay 3-3.5 for a quality puck moving D , and a powerpaly quarterback , I would use him as bait to get a skilled forward.
The key is we have devloped 4 young , quality role players that wont cost you the moon to keep, it beats " paying 2 mil for Smoke tyoe UFA`S every year ".
Kidos to Bob for keeping our cap in check for the future.