mathonwy wrote:No more winning now mentality. No to Vanek, no to Cammalleri, no to Matt Moulson. We need more entry level contracts on this team, not UFA contracts that will probably come with NTCs.
I think this low cap season and injuries have clouded your judgement, IF healthy and with a couple of good reinforcements this team can contend easily.
I would go two more years
of the 'win now' mentality with the Sedins and Kesler, and then let the UFA's walk after that, and that's when our young guns would be blossoming and ready to take over as 21-22 year olds.
Sign Vanek + Markov at two years each.
To make cap space, buyout booth and trade hansen and higgins for picks/prospects.
Team has got to bring along Horvat, so when Kesler bolts via UFA, BoHo will have two years of developing behind Hank and RK and be ready for a more prominent role.
CAPGEEK.COM ARMCHAIR GM ROSTER
Daniel Sedin ($7.000m) / Henrik Sedin ($7.000m) / Alexandre Burrows ($4.500m)
Thomas Vanek ($8.000m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Nicklas Jensen ($0.863m)
Shawn Matthias ($1.750m) / Bo Horvat ($0.925m) / Zack Kassian ($1.250m)
Tom Sestito ($0.750m) / Brad Richardson ($1.150m) / Dane Fox ($0.831m)
Alexander Edler ($5.000m) / Andrei Markov ($6.500m)
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Jason Garrison ($4.600m) / Chris Tanev ($3.000m)
Ryan Stanton ($0.550m) /
Jacob Markstrom ($1.200m)
Eddie Lack ($1.150m)
David Booth ($0.000m)
Keith Ballard ($0.000m)
RETAINED SALARIES (1.13% of upper limit)
Roberto Luongo ($0.800m—15.00%)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(estimations for 2014-15)
SALARY CAP: $71,100,000; CAP PAYROLL: $70,919,167; BONUSES: $850,000
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $180,833