Richards won't happen;
Markov has a higher possibility of happening, and I think this is actually the best move on this post, but I still think he stays in MTL;
Eakin on the 2nd line? Are you that confident in him?
We're now starting Beagle over Gordon? Why even resign Gordo then?
I'm almost 100 percent sure Laich will get more than 3.25.
Counting on Orlov to be a starter is pushing it
Keep in mind Azlner is due for a raise, and others such as Carlson, Johansson and one of the goalies that emerges as the starter will be due for them eventually. Not to mention if Green has a great year, he'll be looking for a big paycheck next year.
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So, the Bryzgalov-to-the-#Caps rumors presist. The info is allegedly being leaked through someone close to him. Take with a grain of salt.
Bryz is coming to the Caps like Volchenkov was coming. I didn't see the entire Wings/Dogs series, but I saw enough to at least get the impression that Bryz was horrid. Neuvirth as a rookie seemed on more solid ice. Did not the Red Wings score early the first goal in every game and were there not several really soft goals against?
precisely. Varly doesn't have arbitration rights, I'm pretty sure, and the goalie market is dead, so I wouldn't worry about an offer sheet.
He's got better than average leverage if he really is willing to go the KHL route, but yeah, they shouldn't be worried about it to the extent that they overplay their hand this early. I thought I had read an interview of his that said he'd likely be fine with his QO anyways.
I mean it'd be one thing if he were in line for a multi-year extension; that you might want to do early, I suppose. But I don't see that happening this offseason.
You can say this is speculation, but someone who I check-in with once in awhile to about hockey said that this was the package for Semin from the Islanders earlier this year: Both teams agreed and their owner nixed it. You don't have to believe me but I trust this guy.
Blake Comeau, Josh Bailey, Islanders #1 2011, Maybe Roloson for Semin and Prospect.
Gotta say if this rumor has any legs, how far off perceived of team needs are all of us here vs. what it would mean George/Bruce felt the team needs are? Goalie?!!? Really....has anyone been clamoring for a vet #1 goalie with the 3 guys we have?