Samuelsson has never been able to score at the NHL level or hold down an NHL job as anything more than a reserve winger.
Scoring 30 on this Wings team would not be huge bargaining power as he would still be 4th or 5th on the team in goals and has no productive past to call upon.
I think 1.3m sounds like a fair salary for Samuelsson to sign at given those facts.
Legace has good numbers, but he has also been injury prone and has shown a tendency to place his own desires ahead of the good of the team.
Plus, who is going to go out and sign Legace for more than say 1.75 or 2m?
Teams that might be looking for a goalie are Edmonton, Phoenix, St. Louis, Toronto.
Edmonton won't offer more than 2 for Legace.
Phoenix would probably be able to resign Cujo for 2.5 or less.
The Blues have almost 3m tied up in Lalime, they won't put that much down on Legace.
Toronto might put more than 2 on Legace, if Belfour retires and they can't get Fernandez for less.
And Detroit wouldn't match Toronto's 3m for Legace, given the fact that several other solid goalies will be available.
One question....How the hell does Legace put his own desires ahead of the team??? He is the best damn goalie in the NHL and has been for a couple years now. He deserved the #1 spot when he was backing up Cujo, who any team would be better off with 6 skaters and no goalie than 5 skaters and him. Legace is the man and he is going to prove it by backing the Wings to another Stanley Cup this year. Would you rather have Ozzie or Legace in goal for the Wings during the playoffs?