Any UFAs/players willing to sign/available with one year deals?
According to Ken Holland, Detroit is looking to once again only add players that are willing to accept one year deals, at around 4M or less. That player could be a 4th defenseman, a forward capable and willing to move up and down on the 2nd and 3rd lines, and a gritty, cagey, depth forward.
Another possibility would be a veteran thats only on the hook for one more year in his contract. Detroit would swing a trade for that sort of deal.
Detroit will actually have close to 15M to spend this off-season with really nothing but depth holes to fix. But Im guessing the reason Hollands only looking to spend 3-4M is on a "bigger" name is because of the tagging rule. Zetterberg and Franzen are likely to be signed some time this off-season or early in the season.
Doug Weight? He's pretty much done, but I could see him hopping on the Detroit bandwagon for a final season. Don't know if they'd want or need him.
Doug Weight wouldnt fit. The Wings dont need playmakers. Im thinking more along the lines of someone like Mike Peca, if he would take a one year deal. Or maybe Mike Knuble, if Philly wanted to shed some cap space.
Thats an interesting option. Any idea what hes looking for?
It is really difficult to peg with his situation. His last contract was signed for 3.2m under a 39m cap. I don't believe he has accomplished much since then to raise his value. But in accordance with the cap rising up to 56m this season, and him being a free agent, you'd have to imagine that he will probably see a raise. I would hazard a guess at somewhere between 3.5-4.0m per season.
But who knows, this is free agency. Given how few centers are available, I could easily see some GM offer him a 3y/15m contract. It just takes one.
I could see Viktor Kozlov being moved at the deadline next year (if the Caps look to acquire someone for the stretch run, they'd need to move some salary and Kozzy's contract expires after this season). Not that they'd be all that interested in moving him because his contract's pretty good, but they may not have a choice.