Apparently he wants $42 mil over 7 years. He'll be 29, the deal will take him to 36 years old when he has a playing style that doesn't lend itself to being effective that long and he's having his worst season since his first full year.
The first line is relying on the chemistry of Gordon Bombay and Charlie Conway, along with Mystery, Alaska's Connor Banks's slapshot. Doug Dorsey's injured eye heals well enough to play, and he's teamed with former junior phenom Dean Youngblood and Ned Braden, called up from the Chiefs. The third line is made up of the Hansons, who aren't that great separate but are much better than the sum of its parts. The fourth line of Dean Portman and towering Ogie ogilthorpe, centered by Youngblood's junior nemesis Carl Racki, give the team plenty of toughness.
On defense, former Chief's captain Johnny Upton and Mo Wanchuk join their teammates from the Chiefs. Skank Marden and Jon Biebe from Mystery anchor the second pair. On the third pairing, we add some tougness with Andre "Poodle" Lussier and a PP QB in Jesse Tyler (Mighty Ducks).
In net we have former Chief Denis Lemieux and Youngblood's former junior teammate Heaver.
The coaching staff is judge Walter Burns, assisted by Reg Dunlop and Youngblood's former coach Murray Chadwick. Joe McGrath is the GM, finally given the chance to run a team not teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.
this is a potential lineup for next year if they don't sign anyone
Kindl-Marchenko (or Sproul or Ouellet)
Callahan, Ferraro, and Lashoff as reserves
Howard and Mrasek in goal
This is assuming Alfredsson either retires or signs elsewhere, and Vanek, Girardi and the other handful of legitimately good pending free agents don't hit the market or sign outrageously stupid contracts somewhere else so the best players left are guys like Boyes, the Jokinens, Zidlicky, Gilbert, etc.