BUSY DAY AT THE OFFICE BOYS:
Okay, here’s what I propose we look like for next season:
Keep: FORWARDS DEFENCE
Discard: FORWARDS DEFENCE
Booth (Buyout) Edler
On the bubble:
F1 D. Sedin H. Sedin Jensen
F2 _UFA__ Kesler __UFA_
F3 Burrows Santorelli/Horvat Higgins
F4 Richardson Mathias Kassian
D1 Tanev Bieksa
D2 Garrison Hamhuis
D3 Corrado Stanton
G2 Markstrom/veteran backup
We have $10M in cap space going into next year, with Kassian, Santorelli, Tanev to resign on that list.
Kassian: 3 YR @ $2M per year
Santorelli: 2 YR @ $2M per year
Tanev: 5 YR @ 2.75M per year
Leaves us with $4.5M, in addition to $5M from Edler, 2.5M from Hansen, 4.25M from Booth, meaning in actuality, they have $16.25M to spend.
Notable free-agents; Ryan Callahan- could slot in beside Kes on F2 (4 YR @ 6M per year), Paul Stastny for F2 (2 YR @ 6M per season
Leaves us with 4.25M for minor league roster signings, depth signings, veteran goalie.
Potential depth FAs.
Victoria born- Adam Cracknell. Plays in Stl.
Tanner Glass (Bring him back!!)
Players to fight in the system:
Shinkaruk (doubtful he plays, he missed most of this season to injury)
Obviously some things need to go a certain way, for example, Edler needs to waive his no-trade clause. getting FA to sign in Vancouver could be more difficult than in years past, but as we've all learned, money talks.