Damn you Kenny Holland...you offered better contracts but didn't do some kind of voodoo s*** to get guys to come here....seriously, WTF do you want Holland to do? He made better or equal offers and lost players to teams that are no better or worse than we are.
What exactly should he do?
.....are you serious?
He should not sign a 3rd pairing defensive defenseman to a dollar figure higher than Christian Ehrhoff....
CAPGEEK.COM ARMCHAIR GM ROSTER CapGeek Armchair GM Roster FORWARDS Jaromir Jagr ($4.000m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($7.500m) / Dave Bolland ($4.000m) Daniel Alfredsson ($3.000m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) Riley Sheahan ($1.000m) / Stephen Weiss ($4.900m) / Tomas Tatar ($1.000m) Luke Glendening ($0.628m) / Marcel Goc ($1.700m) / Ben Eager ($1.100m) Anthony Mantha ($0.894m) / DEFENSEMEN Matt Niskanen ($4.000m) / Dan Boyle ($6.667m) Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($4.250m) Brendan Smith ($1.263m) / Danny DeKeyser ($1.000m) Andrew Alberts ($1.000m) / GOALTENDERS Martin Brodeur ($6.000m) Petr Mrazek ($0.595m) BUYOUTS Johan Franzen ($0.000m) Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.000m) BURIED Jordin Tootoo ($0.975m) ------ CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter) (estimations for 2014-15) SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $68,430,000; BONUSES: $195,000 CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,670,000
Aside from all of the other true head scratchers of this "roster", a soon-to-be-and-declining 42 year old Marty Brodeur (currently making $4M per) @$6M?
Somebody needs to take CapGeek away from this fella....
The problem is that Holland has neglected size in this line up. We have capable top 6 youngsters but we need a big winger or two. Losing Franzen we are shrimps up front. I don't see too many high end power forwards on the market either
I think Mantha, Sheahan, and Jurco are part of the solution there, but to fully realize that won't be for another couple years....
If a player has position on him it shouldn't be interference, and the wings have been called on a lot of those this year, even when we had the position on the guy trying to get by.
I can agree with that, but what I saw being called were penalties like Scuderi's where the puck was chipped past him and then he proceeded to skate in front of the guy's skating space to slow him down. That should be a penalty every time.
Wheter people like or not Amac would have gotten the same if not more on the open market Holmer knew it. You aren't going to get a young top pairing defenseman under 7 mill anymore thanks to the stupid CBA so why shouldn't second pairing guys cash in for giving their bodies to the team? At some point people have to understand the time for giving hometown discounts is gone and the owners brought it to themselves by employing a midget and locking out the players 3 times in a row. So instead of bitching about the deal why not grats Amac? He finally gets to play for an organization which will spend to the cap instead of lowballing their players. Also there is no purpose in having a hard cap, if leagues want a cap it should be MLB like.
We're annoyed because it is guys like Paul Holmgren who have created this "reality". Throwing money at guys who don't deserve it.
I don't care who you play for, a d-man worth $5M per doesn't finish -22 and 28 points. Every defenseman should be judge on a Nick Lidstrom scale. How much did the best d-man of the generation make in his last year? $6M?