By my estimates, we're going to have about 12.9-15.9mil in cap space to work with this summer (depending on how high the cap goes)...
1) If we sign a cheap backup goalie (at about 1mil/season), and purchase the contracts of Emmerton (0.5mil/season), Smith (0.9mil/season), and Janik (0.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 10-13mil.
2) If we sign Wisniewski (at about 4.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 5.5-8.5mil.
3) If we sign Laich (at about 3.5mil/season)...that'd leave us with 2-5mil.
...at this point we'd have 13 forwards, 7 defensemen, and 2 goalies under contract...and, more than likely, we'd still have enough to sign Jagr or Ericsson (but not both).
I vote Jagr.
Forwards(13): Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, *Laich, Filppula, Hudler, Cleary, Holmstrom, Bertuzzi, Helm, Abdelkader, Mursak, Emmerton.
Defensemen(7): Lidstrom, *Wisniewski, Kronwall, Stuart, Kindl, Smith, Janik
Goalies(2): Howard, *?*
probably more like 12; and no, we can't fit that.
Edited by blueadams, 21 June 2011 - 12:09 PM.