The numbers may not be exact for Ehrhoff and Wiz, but the average puts them at $5.1m, which seems about right.
Laich will get anywhere from .5-1.25m more than that, so add in a medium at .8 or so (putting him at 4.3)
So Laich at 4.3, Ericsson at 1.9, seems a bit more accurate.
Boosh is a solid backup.
The above, more likely numbers for Laich and Ericsson still fit under the cap in that scenario and still leave us extra, potentially for a deadline deal.
Edit: You don't want Laich at center. Much more effective at LW. Let him take faceoffs if needed (good at faceoffs) and that's it.
Here, submitted corrections in quote format:
Jiri Hudler ($2.88M) – Pavel Datsyuk ($6.7M) – Johan Franzen ($3.95M)
Brooks Laich ($4.3M) – Henrik Zetterberg ($6M) – Todd Bertuzzi ($1.93M)
Tomas Holmstrom($1.88M) – Valtteri Filppula ($3M) – Dan Cleary ($2.8M)
Justin Abdelkader ($0.8M) – Darren Helm ($0.9M) – Patrick Eaves ($1M)
Mursak ($0.55M) – Emmerton ($0.53M)
Nicklas Lidstrom ($6.2M) – Christian Ehrhoff ($5.3M)
Niklas Kronwall ($3M) – James Wisniewski ($4.7M)
Brad Stuart ($3.75M) – Jonathan Ericsson ($1.9M)
Jimmy Howard ($2.25M)
Brian Boucher ($1M)
Every line has 2 good options for taking draws (Datsyuk Franzen [Hudler]; Zetterberg Laich; Filppula Cleary; Abdelkader Helm) which should make the DRW a beast on draws. I wouldn't necessarily those lines exactly, but I think that basic build (2 faceoff guys, at least 1 playmaker and 1 banger on each of the top 9 lines) makes a lot more sense given the players involved. Plenty of potential to mix and match all lines.
I'd like to note I really like to see these lines in some situations:
Laich - Zetterberg - Cleary -- Amazing shutdown line with plenty of offense
Hudler - Datsyuk - Franzen -- Load the offensive guns
Bertuzzi - Flip - Holmstrom -- Flip gains zone, Bert and Homer make aggravating traffic/front of net threats for a 3rd line
Abdelkader/Mursak - Helm - Eaves/Abdelkader -- Go out and hit/outskate the already worn out opposition
Edited by Datsyerberger, 27 June 2011 - 08:44 PM.