Expecting the number to be 5- hearing 5.25. Leaves us tight for cap space, something like 1 mil with a full roster. But next season Hamrlik alone opens up a boatload of money. Sure hope Spacek holds up thru his deal. Those two contracts are heavy now, but they also mean the Habs have good cap space coming down the pipe after this season.
edit- ooops two threads, and this is the wrong one. merge away.
Must say, this is a win so far (term) for Gauthier.
He will be 2 years from UFA, which makes it unlikely (if not impossible) that he can ride his arbitration rights to free agency.
Odds are we have a cushion and can make a choice on him long term or not in two seasons. If he's not established by then, the team is protected. If he becomes a star, we have the cards to get him signed forever.
Good work on that.
Hopefully it's 2.5 or less as an average. Given the Niemi deal, I bet it will be.
i would love to know the terms of the deal when all the dust has settled
Did PG cave a bit when maybe his backup solution of neimmi was acquired today?
Regardless, im glad to see everything has worked itself out, Goes to show everyone not to listen to rumors and all the bull*&%* which follows it.