2011: Outcoached by Vigneault. 2012: Outcoached all season and postseason by Hitch.
2013: Outcoached by most coaches in the NHL. Who's left? 12 year olds on Xbox Live? SACK T-MAC NOW
Of course a discount would have been nice, but we don't know the details, so maybe the length of term concession was the "discount". I'm sure Patty would have preferred a longer contract. And now I have to go through this again in 4 years.
This leaves 12.225 mil for a goalie, a d-man, and four forwards to ice the minimum roster.
If they were smart, they go with the young guys in net and leave a few million under the cap so if they HAVE to, they can deal for one (Vokoun) at the deadline. If they don't need a goalie then, they can spend it on something else.
Woulda been nice to see a long term deal for Marleau for him to remain a Shark the rest of his career. Do you guys think the length of the contract has anything to do with the 35 and over rule? Marleau's currently 30 which means the next time he's a free agent, he'll be 34.