A couple things I liked were that Seidenberg will probably be with the big club next year and Niittymaki will get a chance to play some more games. Save Pittsburgh, it may be the youngest goalie tandem in the league.
Amonte has 2 years 5 mil per left according to DNL.
That is what the Inquirer had. But according to the NHLPA he was paid $5,846,914 this season. I think he made that last season as well. Add those two seasons up and the 4.8m signing bonus as well and subtract it from 24m and you get 7.5m remaining. That's about 3.75m a year over the next two years. However, I assume the Flyers ate some of the signing bonus or the ESPN figure of 4.8m was incorrect.
I love LeClair, but I'd try to buy him out. I want Malakhov back as well as Zhamy and Markov (I think he may still be under contract). I want Primeau back, and I'd try to sign Rex to a cheaper deal. Amonte? I don't know that you can buy him out as well as Big John, but if you can, then yeah, go for it. I think JR should retire, due to his concussions, not his play or anything else. Burke? Bye, bye. On D, I think either Rico or rags are goners.
I'm very encouraged by Clarke's and Snider's statements today. Snider even said that if it came to it they would buy people out. He also said the Flyers didn't break even and even if they went to the finals they still would have lost money. But I think overall Comcast-Spectacor or whatever it's called is profitable. He also said he was very excited about Niittymaki but those bozos didn't seem to bother talking about it.
Good signs today that LeClair, Recchi, and Amonte may not be with us, and Zhamnov and Malakhov will likely be back.
Say it comes down to Burke walking and LeClair and Amonte getting bought out. Recchi signs with the team at a reasonable rate because I think he wants to stay here. Zhamnov and Malakhov are resigned and Timmander goes to MoDo because I believe he signed a contract there. Also Roenick comes back cause he's not gonna retire cause he didn't win a cup. Lapointe is done with this organization. Our roster would look like....
Gagne - Zhamnov - Roenick
Brashear - Primeau - Kapanen
Somik - Handzus - Recchi
Richards/Carter - Sharp - Radivojevic
ex: Fedoruk as a part time enforcer
Malakhov - Markov
Pitkanen - Ragnarsson
Johnsson - Desjardins
ex: Seidenberg (I really want to see him start as a top 6 )
Esche and Niitymaki
I have to add this is pretty much wishful thinking