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In Topic: Datsyuk's House

20 May 2015 - 04:07 PM

I'm sure it's nothing, but god I really hope this doesn't mean he only wanted to stay if Babcock was coach and now he wants to retire and play his last years in Russia. Not sure I could take that just yet.


In Topic: Coaching Search Thread a.k.a. the Jeff Blashill Thread

20 May 2015 - 04:05 PM

I really liked that Kenny talked about not being happy about the early playoffs exits the past few years. For that reason he said that's why he didn't want to sign babs to more than 5 years which is an excellent point.

 

I also thought that was good reason for not upping the term of the offer. Especially when he said just making the playoffs isn't the goal. I hope maybe they can add some pieces to make the next coach's transition a little easier.


In Topic: Babcock granted permission to talk to other teams

18 May 2015 - 12:03 AM

 http://www.csnbayare...ak-babcock-week

I thought this was interesting, specifically this quote from the article:

 

 

 

A source informed CSNCalifornia.com that Babcock, 52, initiated the upcoming discussions with the Sharks, and the Sharks were obviously receptive to the offer.

 

He must be pretty interested in them if he reached out to them first.


In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

04 May 2015 - 07:30 PM

I want Seabrook.
He wont be cheap, and I expect Chicago to do whatever they can to keep him...

 

These are times where I wish capgeek was still up, but as their roster stands right now in the playoffs, I believe they're over the cap by a real good amount. How on earth are they going to afford Seabrook??


In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

30 April 2015 - 06:49 PM

So let's start with the UFAs:

Daniel Cleary (let go - 1.5M)
Erik Cole (let go - $4M)
Marek Zidlicky (let go - $3M)

Jonas Gustavsson (let go - 1.85M)

 

This puts us at a cap space of $10.5M.

 

 

Bring back all minor UFA/RFA's:

Mitch Callahan 

Nick Jensen

Louis-Marc Aubry

Jared Coreau

Tom McCollum

Andy Miele 

Kevin Porter 

 

 

NHL RFAs:

 

Brendan Smith (2-years, $2.5M/year = +$1.25M)
Gustav Nyquist (1-year, $1.5M/year = +$0.5M)

Tomas Jurco (1-year, $1.5M/year = +$0.75M)

Joakim Andersson (let go, saving 0.75M)

Teemu Pukkinen (2-years, $1.25M/year = +$0.5M)

Landon Ferraro (2-years, $1.25M/year = +$0.75M)

 

This leaves the team with roughly $7.25M in cap space.

 

So we're looking at a loose forward lineup of:

Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Zetterberg
Miller - Glendening - Ferraro

How do you fulfill the other two lines?  I think you have to give a long look to Tatar, Nyquist, Sheahan, Pulkkinen, Mantha, and Helm.  I'm moving Weiss to the first team that offers to absorb his contract.

 

Kronwall - ?

DeKeyser - Quincey 

Ericsson - Smith 

 

You have to consider Marchenko and Ouellet for a spot too.  Maybe move Ericsson and his salary ($4.25M)?

Let's say both Weiss and Ericsson are moved (getting nothing in return but spare minor league parts and cap space).  That gives the team $16.5M in space.

My two targets are Arizona/Chicago C Antoine Vermette and Washington D Mike Green.  2-years, $5.5M/year for Vermette and 5-years, $6M/year for Mike Green.

 

 

So we end up with:

 

Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Zetterberg
Nyquist - Vermette - Tatar
Sheahan - Helm - Pulkkinen  
Miller - Glendening - Ferraro

Callahan - Jurco

 

Kronwall - Green

DeKeyser - Quincey

Smith - Marchenko

Kindl

 

Mrazek 
?


... what's that, you say?  Yep, with $5M in cap space, I'm offering Ottawa G Andrew Hammond a $3M deal to play 1-year here splitting 50-50 with Mrazek, giving him the chance to springboard a 40-start season into a long-term contract. That's a 400% increase in his current salary.

 

So where does Howard go? My goal is to offer him and a player like Jurco-Pulkkinen-Sproul for a true #1 PWF or DEF.  What teams need a goalie?  Buffalo, Florida (if Luongo retires), Dallas, Edmonton, Arizona, and San Jose, in my opinion.  And with there only being one "true" #1 Goalie in FA (Niemi) I think there could be quite a bit of interest.

My most realistic top target: Joe Thornton.  Of course, his contract is an average value of $6.75M and, with trading Howard ($5.25M), the Red Wings have $0.50M in room or so based on conservative projections here.  I'm offering D Joe Hicketts / F Tomas Nosek / mid-round draft picks if necessary.  Nothing more, not with Joe going head-to-head against their front office so much.

 

So my final roster...

 

Abdelkader - Datsyuk - Zetterberg
Nyquist - Thornton - Tatar
Sheahan - Vermette - Helm
Miler - Glendening - Ferraro

Jurco - Callahan

Kronwall - Green

DeKeyser - Quincey
Smith - Marchenko
Kindl

Mrazek
Hammond

And we keep Pulkkinen, Larkin, Mantha, Ouellet, Sproul, Athanasiou...


Thoughts?

 

Really like the though of going after Vermette. I loved watching him when he was on the Coyotes. Especially like that final roster!