1) P. Datsyuk-6.7m, 3yrs
2) H. Zetterberg-6.1m, 10yrs
3) J. Franzen-4.0m, 9yrs
4) V. Filppula-3.0m, 2yrs
5) J. Hudler-2.9m, 1yr
6) D. Cleary-2.8m, 2yrs
7) T. Bertuzzi-1.9m, 1yr
8) T. Holmstrom-1.9m, 1yr
9) D. Helm-0.9m, 1yr
10) J. Abdelkader-0.8m, 1yr
11) J. Mursak-*0.6m?*, 1yr
Free Agents: M. Modano-1.8m; K. Draper-1.6m; P. Eaves-0.8m; D. Miller-0.7m
1) B. Rafalski-6.0m, 1yr
2) B. Stuart-3.8m, 1yr
3) N. Kronwall-3.0m, 1yr
4) J. Kindl-0.9m, 2yrs
5) B. Smith-*0.6m?*, *?years*
Free Agents: N. Lidstrom-6.2m; R. Salei-1.1m; J. Ericsson-0.9m
Free Agents: C. Osgood-1.4m; J. Howard-0.8m; J. Macdonald-0.6m
The salary cap is going to be set at about 59.4m next season, and we have about 45.8m committed already (including what I'm guessing is about 0.6m for Mursak, and about 0.6m for Smith); so, that should leave us with about 13.6m in cap space.
#1) N. Lidstrom should be brought back - we hope - at about the same price. 13.6m - *6.2m?* = 7.4m.
#2) J. Howard should be brought back at a somewhat significant raise. 7.4m - *1.4m?* = 6.0m. (For those thinking about signing I. Bryzgalov, he makes 4.3m right now).
#3) J. Ericsson should be brought back at a slight raise. 6.0m - *1.1m?* = 4.9m.
#4) P. Eaves should be brought back at a slight raise. 4.9m - *1.1m?* = 3.8m.
#5) If C. Osgood has a nice last third of the season and wants to come back at a lower price - about 1.0m I'm thinking - that'd be great. If not, we'll have to sign a replacement at about the same price (who, I don't know). I wonder if something could be worked out with E. Nabakov...? 3.8m - *1.0m?* = 2.8m
#7) That leaves us with some options for our 13th forward - and our 2.8m in remaining cap space. If M. Modano has a nice last third of the season and wants to come back, that'd be great. If not, D. Miller's not a bad option - and that'd give us some wiggle room at the trade deadline. I wonder if someone like T. Selanne would be interested in one last shot...?
#8) In my dream world, we'd trade B. Rafalski for a draft pick(s), and use the extra 6.0m in cap space on restricted free agent S. Weber.
R. Salei-1.1m - probably not brought back if B. Smith is ready.
J. MacDonald-0.6m - probably signs a two-way contract.
K. Draper-1.6m - probably retires.
Edited by blueadams, 18 February 2011 - 01:03 AM.