I think the avs, devils, islanders, and the lightning are the teams that would pay alot of money if he makes it to free agency. if tampa has money left over from signing some dman and stamkos, that'd be his main target. but the devils and avs seem the most likely to have the money and willingness to get him july 1st imho.
As long as the Yotes stay in Phoenix, Bryzgalov will plant his roots there and sign long term. He will definitely get 5 - 6 million. He easily compares to the likes of Miller, Kiprusoff, Ward and Lundqvist in worth to his team.
If the team relocates, all bets are off. Look for him to explore options in Colorado or Tampa Bay.
I think this thread is warranted. Bryz has said he wants to stay in Phoenix, but I think it's more than probably there will be no Phoenix as early as next season. If this is the case, I see a number of teams in the market for a starting goalie.
Toronto (maybe, depends on Reimer)
The top names out there are him, and Vokoun. I could see each making in the 5mil range, but I'm not sure if much more than that is offered. Unfortunately for Vokoun, that means a pay cut.
He is the only legit, for sure starter availible this offseason in FA. He could get into a sitch where several teams are pitching wads of the stuff at him. Rubles, even.
Vokoun is offended.
Originally Posted by flames12
As a UFA what is it?
Hard to say. There are teams that need goalies and both Bryz and Vokoun are available. Though I think teams like Boston and Washington may look to move one as well. Maybe the Kings move Bernier to Colorado at the draft too, further shrinking the market.
I think he would deserves a solid 5+ million on a contender who needs a goalie, like Chicago, but really who knows.