shmenguin wrote:we can easily afford niskanen. keep him for depth and wave goodbye next summer. i don't think we're in a position to be pushing the limits of the cap this year, so his money isn't really preventing us from doing anything. it'll be good to have some healthy competition in camp this year for those last D spots.
I agree that many seem to think we are in cap trouble, which we are not for the coming season. We don't need to make moves to shed money, and we can free it next summer through attrition at the end of several deals.
The roster is good to go for me, assuming we re-sign either Dupuis or Cooke and then find another veteran F somewhere waiting on a deal. It isn't out of the question to re-sign either Morrow or possibly even Iginla after the dust settles on Dupuis and Cooke.
I like Shero's stance with Letang. We can always trade him later if Despres, Pouliot, or Maata advance quickly. Letang at $7.25M long term if the cap goes up would be a real blockbuster return.