Prospal is currently an absolute steal at 1.1M per year. He's an UFA at the end of this campaign. Is it too early to be thinking about what to do with him next year? His salary on the open market obviously has gone up - how much should we be looking to resign him for and for how long? I'd say 3M for 2 years is as high as we should go.
Last edited by MorrisWanchuk: 02-05-2010 at 02:29 PM.
They should definitely trade him at the deadline, that's for sure.
Doubt Glen would do it, though, "we're still in it."
I'm not really sure if they should re-sign Prospal. He's turning 35 in a few weeks and there are times when he looks exhausted, and he's not sharp defensively.
Prospal probably shouldn't be getting top line minutes every game, but I don't think Torts can resist the temptation of not putting him on there. Kind of like Renney with Shanny, when it was clear he was no longer a top 6 player but was still playing in the top 6 every game. If Torts is willing to put Prospal on the 2nd or 3rd line next season, I would consider re-signing him.
At the deadlineif this club is more than 4 points out of a playoff spotI think you have to move him. His value is higher than just about anyone elses here for the contract. I think its safe to say he could command a 2nd round pick, or a mid level prospect.
What about sending him to Pheonix for Mueller at the deadline?
If this team is within 3 or 4 points at the deadline I think Sather is going to ride it out and keep him.
For next season if the contract can be renegotiated at less than $2.5 I would resign him.
I can easily see somebody offering him more for 1 year, especially if he continues the 60-65 point pace he's on.
I don't know about that, he's known for being unable to put consecutive good seasons together, and he's also looked average at best when he's not on Gaborik's line. The only thing he'd have going for him is a weak FA class.
Prospal's value, IMO is directly tied to his discount rate. Once he makes what he's worth, then he's worth less. I would trade him. Second rounder, maybe a prospect? If he want's to come back for a similar deal this offseason I let him, but being that he's over 35, I'd only offer him a one year deal.
Prospal and Jokinen should both absolutely be moved for Futures at the deadline.
Rozsival and Girardi also, if in MR's case we can shed some salary, and in DG's case if we can get a worthy return.
Nobody else we would like to get rid of is worth ****!
I agree with this...if all we are going to end up with is the 7 or 8 spot then why not build for the future?
I think even without Prospal and Jokinen next year we will still be a little better as long as the right guys develop, the right guys are brought up and the correct vets are brought in with the correct contracts...
honestly...i really think Sather is starting to see the error of his ways and is trying to correct them...