As much as I'd LOVE to have Weber play with us I just can't see MG throwing everything including the kitchen sink at him. He's on what, 7.5 this year? I can't see him be wiling to take LESS than that just to play for Vancouver. I struggle to see us re-signing Edler (who's due for what, 5? 5.5?), plus isn't burrows due for a new contract, so 3.5-4 there and on top of that signing Weber to a starting price of 7.5 but more likely 8+. I just don't see it. I think MG will try lure him in FA with a low ball offer using the home town card as his major pulling piece but Weber will sign with Detroit for the big bucks and a serious chance at a cup (not saying we dont offer him that as well).
If we do get Weber tho but like I just said I don't think we will, no reason why he can't improve Edlers game and take a home town discount?
Did you see the hit on Zetterberg? lol Although they did sign Tootoo, they are kind of desperate..
I'm thinking 8 mil a season is more than adequate, and
we can manage to sign everyone next season.
We get rid of Ballard and Raymond, resign Burrows at 4.5 and Edler at 5.5 for X amount of years.
As long as we have Luongo on a different team as well by then, hopefully with Toronto (We get Franson, another one of Weber's friends in that deal) with all the UFA's on our team next year we'll be fine with an 8 mil a year offer for around 12 years. Monster contract, but this time it will be worth it.
D. Sedin (6.1) - H. Sedin (6.1) - Burrows (4.5)
Booth (4.25) - Kesler (5.0) - Kassian (870k)
Higgins (2.1) - Malhotra (1.9) - Hansen (1.35)
Volpatti (600k) - Lapierre (1.2) - Weise (650k)
Edler (5.5) - Weber (8.0)
Hamhuis (4.5) - Bieksa (4.6)
Garrison (4.6) - Franson (2.0)
Totals: $69, 720, 000
With the cap probably going up a little next year, we should have a bit of money left to sign the odd depth player as well. I've added small raises (Burrows, Higgins, Lapierre, Weise, Edler, Franson, Tanev, Lack) and decreases. (Manny)
Edited by Kesler's Nose, 06 July 2012 - 01:22 AM.