I'd rather have Parise given that there's no way they're adding TWO big contracts next season. Still have to get the books in order before they can make anything big happen. Even Parise is a stretch. More like a serviceable d-man in the $3 mil range and that's it.
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glen a richter wrote:I'd rather have Parise given that there's no way they're adding TWO big contracts next season. Still have to get the books in order before they can make anything big happen. Even Parise is a stretch. More like a serviceable d-man in the $3 mil range and that's it.
Yeah probably like a Salvador like D-man.
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DaDitka wrote:They are trying to figure out how they can afford to MATCH last years payroll....not exceed it.
I think the 3 mill a year on a D-Man is pretty much dead on.
Easy rule of thumb this offseason....if 8 people on this site know his name, he's out of the Blues price range.
Sad but true. Salary cap hell is not a good place to be and we have a lot of young player contracts coming up that are going to be getting extensions. Not the time to go out and commit the franchise to an over-priced, long term contract.
kodos wrote:He'd be great to have, but not for the amount of money he'll get on the open market.
This is the catch. 2012-13 is the final year of his current deal, so he is not going on the open market this off-season. They are talking about the Penguins trading him, because the Pens have to keep paying Cindy and Malkin and need to make room somewhere. His salary for the upcoming season is 4.5M.
Staal would be an ideal upgrade over Scott Nichol - who is likely gone being an unrestricted FA.
Here's an out of the box idea: Ryan Suter. Why? He's not a goal scorer, true, but he's a definite set-up man coming from a hardened playoff caliber team. Pair him up with a sniper or a playmaker (Tarasenko?) and he could be dynamite for us.
Or am I overreaching?
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