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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:57 pm 
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The Blues have $50.5 million committed to next year's payroll. $56.8 million is the salary cap for next season. That's a difference of 6.3M. I'm not saying they will spend up to the cap ceiling, but they do have room.

That 50.5 doesn't include potential triggered bonuses for the rookie contracts (Oshie, Berglund, Johnson, Perron). From what I've seen we actually have something like 3M in real cap space after the hit on McKee. So there's not as much room as people think.


Wrong.

But anyways, where are you seeing only 500k to spend on a goaltender?


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The Blues have $50.5 million committed to next year's payroll. $56.8 million is the salary cap for next season. That's a difference of 6.3M. I'm not saying they will spend up to the cap ceiling, but they do have room.

That 50.5 doesn't include potential triggered bonuses for the rookie contracts (Oshie, Berglund, Johnson, Perron). From what I've seen we actually have something like 3M in real cap space after the hit on McKee. So there's not as much room as people think.


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Picking up Malhotra is a pretty interesting idea, depending on the points Tkachuk puts up this year, Malhortra may have been the better choice. Our faceoff was horrible this past year, our penalty kill and powerplay would have been even better than they were this year had we been able to win a larger percent of our faceoffs. We need more than one person who can consistently win faceoffs. I gotta say I'm with STL JA on this one.

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Fair enough. Jay was pretty respectable last year, and surprisingly, so was Tkachuk. I can see the value in dropping Walt and bringing in Malhotra for a little less. I guess I feel comfortable with the choice to keep Walt because of his offensive upside and what I've heard about his new-found leadership abilities.

What do you think Malhotra gets in free agency?


I believe he made 1.5M last season. It looks as if he will not be resigned.

I'd say 2M. I would have rather seen the Blues use the money on a 29 year old faceoff specialist and a damn good PK'er than to an aging/declining vet whose best days are long gone, and has been on the team forever. Also, Malhotra isn't an offensive slug. He can contribute on the score sheet.


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you'd rather have the second guy because he will win faceoffs and kill penalties? at the same price?
Oshie, backes, McClement, steen, they can kill penalties..and do it well.

The last few years, we've been stuck with too many of these "character, grinder types" no more please...


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Darren Dreger of TSN: Sedins have agreed to 5 year extension and will stay with the Canucks.

They have signed a pair of five-year contacts, averaging $6.1 million a season.


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Darren Dreger of TSN: Sedins have agreed to 5 year extension and will stay with the Canucks.

They have signed a pair of five-year contacts, averaging $6.1 million a season.

:sedins: In a way I'm glad. Can't imagine the aliens playing for another team.

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Will they ever grow up and be separated? I mean, it is cool to be on a team with your bro, but they are adults now.

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Here's a question: if you are a GM, are you interested in them if they are broken up? If they are not together, is there some synergy missing?


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Kevin Allen (USA TODAY): Hearing there is a possibility that Pavel Kubina could be traded, depending upon happens elsewhere. There is a trading partner available.


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Darren Dreger (TSN): Roloson is testing the market. Oilers need a starting goalie.


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SIU LAW wrote:
Here's a question: if you are a GM, are you interested in them if they are broken up?

Seems like a huge risk to be honest. They've only known how to play together. Seems likely that it would turn out being a complete bust.


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Tampa Bay signed Mattias Ohlund per Kevin Allen.


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Is anyone else annoyed as hell that HockeyBuzz can't afford a more stable host. Every day like this (FA Day, Trade Deadline, etc) their site goes to shit and crashes every 5 minutes.


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Darren Dreger (TSN): Roloson is testing the market. Oilers need a starting goalie.



If I was Dale Tallon, I'd send Cristobal Huet to them for a pack of frosted donuts.

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Mmmmm donuts.


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Mmmmm donuts.

Don't tell Walt...


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Ohlund got seven years/$26.25 mil.


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Ohlund got seven years/$26.25 mil.


Darn. But seven years is alot to do.
Zubov anyone?

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Ohlund got seven years/$26.25 mil.

I despise these 5+ year contracts. Although this one is reasonably priced, it still makes no sense for a team to invest such a long term in any athlete. Too many variables...


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Ohlund got seven years/$26.25 mil.


Which gives him compareable salary to Jackman.. When I'd take him over 3 Jackmans. If we coulda done the same salary at 3-4 years i'da jumped at that. I don't like such long-term deals though.

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