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  1. Ugh..Ekland again?
  2. If this happens, there obviously needs to be a trade or something. God I hope no one puts an offer sheet in for one of our RFAs.
  3. I hope they get a replacement fast.
  4. I hope they have someone else in mind as well.
  5. That's what I meant. The free agents are priced too high. I didn't try pricing out an entire team but rather what the asking and most likely going rate for current free agent forwards will be. Thinking about it from that standpoint makes me realize why Holland hasn't been able to get top free agents. The supply and demand for 2nd and 3rd tier players being the only free agents available is just too high. I was upset about Lecavelier because 4.5 million is good but 5 years is too long. Imagine someone like Tatar or Nyquist becoming great players and we can not pay them because of Lecavelier. With Holland's loyalty I think that is a position that he would not want to be in. It's hard to figure out what he is going to do but I personally can't fault him if he doesn't do much. I'm holding out hope for a big trade or something to go down.
  6. With money flying around at all the free agents, the question needs to be asked. How much is too much. The terms for money and years seems to all be trending in same direction. Every year we are hopeful to get one or two guys that go to free agency. However, what they get paid is always surprising everyone. My best guess is as follows and please feel free to post yours as well since mine may be off. Fourth line forward - 1.5 million + Third line forward - 3.5 + Second line forward - 5 + First line forward - 6.5 + I only tried forwards. If that is accurate to you, how do we grade these players? Me personally I don't believe any player even your best should go past 10% of your cap in order to stay competitive unless you have other players getting paid below their estimated value.
  7. The only good I see with Lecavelier is that he signed for less and that may (hopefully) push these other guys to rethink their asking price. That's probably a dream scenario though
  8. I'm curious to what everyone thinks these top free agents will go for. Lecavelier is asking 5 million and 5 years? What about the other guys? Horton for 6 million and 5 years? I like Clarkson but looking at these numbers does that mean he may get more? The numbers are crazy and makes me think there is no way we get any of these guys.