RPKJr429 wrote:This playoff layoff is killin' me... (And I)
I must confess, I still believe (Still believe!)
When I'm not watching I lose my mind...
Give me a sign!!! Hit me, Crankshaft, one more time!
MRandall25 wrote:That team would give up 2x as many goals as they would score.
That defense is terrible.
Paul Martin is our best D-man. Period. Trading him AND Niskanen AND replacing them with basically 2 rookies is just... why would you do it?
k0la wrote:Other teams also have to deal with the new salary cap. I find it entirely possible that Shero will be able to make Letang and Malkin understand that it's a new cba for the superdeals, and that they will just have to take less now than what they would have gotten with the old cba.
Henry Hank wrote:There's no reason they can't keep Malkin and Letang and still field a great team. There will always have to be compromises (well, usually) under a salary cap but those aren't the kind of guys you let go unless you have to. They don't have to. There's plenty of other fat they can cut off that's more replaceable. Guys like Niskanen and Kennedy and Jokinen go before anyone. You let a Morrow or even Iginla or Dupuis go before you let one of those guys go. Really, the high priced guy they should probably ditch is Fleury. You know, the guy they devote $5 million of cap space to who they aren't even using in the playoffs.
As for getting rid of Martin. Come on. They're lucky to have him for two more years. He's arguably their best overall D. No way.
pcm wrote:I'm expecting btw 9-10m per for Malkin.
pcm wrote:Harrington and Maata will be Pros next year. Pouliout may not even be able to sign an ATO, but he'll be back in juniors.
Harrington is going to be in the NHL next year, if Dale Hunter is right. What a logjam at D we've got... and that's assuming we trade Niskanen.
RxBandit66 wrote:As for Dupuis, I think he'll take three years at a small discount and a chance to win 3 more Cups as opposed to a bigger contract somewhere else to go play with a crappy center.
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