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[Proposal] Bigger, Stronger, Faster 12-13 Lineup

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Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Ryane Clowe ($3.625m)

Chris Higgins ($1.900m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / David Booth ($4.250m)

Alexandre Burrows ($2.000m) / Jordan Schroeder ($1.025m) / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)

Jordin Tootoo ($1.500m) / Maxim Lapierre ($1.000m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)

Manny Malhotra ($2.500m) /


Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)

Alexander Edler ($3.250m) / Chris Tanev ($0.900m)

Bryan Allen ($2.500m) / Keith Ballard ($4.200m)

Sami Salo ($1.000m) / Andrew Alberts ($1.225m)


Cory Schneider ($2.560m)

Eddie Lack ($0.900m)


CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)

(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)

SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $62,855,000; BONUSES: $125,000

CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $1,445,000


Roberto Luongo + rights to Mason Raymond to San Jose for Ryane Clowe and a second rounder

Resign Schneider for 2.56 mil for 6 years

Resign Lack for 900k for 3 years (if not nhl ready sign a solid backup)

Resign Salo if he wants for 1 mil 1 year

Call up Schroeder to centre third line (if that doesn't work out package Malhotra for a legit 3rd line centre)

Sign Bryan Allen to 2.5 mil for 1-2 years

Sign Jordin Tootoo for 1.5 mil for 2-3 years

-Losing Raymond causes the lineup to lose some speed, but we gain Jordin Tootoo, a speedy and solid 3rd or 4th liner that can help on the pk if needed.

-Schroeder also helps make up for the speed and skill lost in Raymond

-Having Clowe on the first with the Sedins, the amex line, and Burrows on the third with Schroeder and Hansen gives us arguably one of the best top 3 lines in the league.

-Allen provides veteran presence, good stay at home defenseman to play with Ballard

-Adding Allen, Clowe, and Tootoo makes our team much tougher to play against.

Alternative moves

-Add in our 5th and Gragnani and substitute SJ's 2nd for Murray (no need to sign Allen after this)

-Trade Malhotra and other pieces for a legit 3rd line centre (to compete with players like Peverley, Stoll, Bolland etc.)

-Sign Chris Kelly if available

-Sign Asham instead of Tootoo for a cheaper price

-Sign a solid backup incase Lack doesnt work out


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not sure it's smart to pen in Jordan right away as the 3rd line center, esp. when MG may emphasize checking on his third line. That said, hopefully in the not-too-distant future he can become Kes' play maker and winger with speed and a decent shot to keep goalies honest and to fly with Kes and Higgins.

also, concerning size in players I don't think it's as important as it's sometimes made out to be-- combative nature, skilled toughness should be valued more IMO. I'd rather have an aggressive, quick-skating, compact player than a Dustin Penner or Mike Komisarek who may not even be able to keep up with the play just because they're big.

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I wish people would stop adding Tootoo to their proposals. The guy has a serious drug history, which could come back at any time, and we should NOT be welcoming that potential disruption to our team. Plenty of undamaged players who can do the same job.

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third line centre....hodgson a scorer was let go and you bring in a dimunitive scoring center in schroeder makes no sense, we have to be bigger n stronger in the middle....jordan stahl like player, so you have to move kesler for him, stahl is a top 6 forward or hope kesler can re-gain his form as his ntc kicks in soon.

i want size n grit, this is the new western conference!

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