There is a bit of optimism though. Raymond will/should probably walk. Booth, Luongo, and Ballard all need to go. Re-sign what the team needs. Potentially, hope for Jensen or a Connauton to jump in. Will be able to afford one of the 3 needs - puck mover, 3rd liner, 2nd line scorer. Then wait for deadline to make any more necessarily adjustments. Hope for Kassian to be more consistent.
Most is already set.
Sedin Sedin Burrows
XXXX Kesler Higgins
Hansen XXXX Kassian
XXX XXXX XXX
I can't say im thrilled with Higgins on the 2nd line. I don't want to see Schroeder as our 3rd line center, wonder if they would try him at center and Kesler on the wing..Still an open spot for another top six guy. Otherwise that looks about right. I can say i wouldn't be terribly upset if Raymond left..altho some ppl around here sure would.
Also think our top priorities should be signing/or trading for a proven top six forward, 3rd line center and a stay at home RH D. May need to move a big salary D-man to get that forward.
Edited by bobopan, 31 March 2013 - 12:19 AM.