Meds wrote:16. Luongo finally gets his ring, Vancouver gets their banner and their parade, 41 years of sadness come to a close.
Still hoping here.
Meds wrote:17. Kesler wins his second Selke and the Messier leadership award. Luongo gets his Vezina, Burrows owns the Conn Smythe (5 game winners including 2 game 7's), Gillis gets another GM of the Year award.
Wishful thinking, Burrows and Gillis still have a shot though.
Meds wrote:18. Following massive success and wanting to compete again next year, Gillis looks at the salary cap and shakes the hockey world by dealing away Luongo, and the rights to Mason Raymond to New Jersey for the rights to Zach Parise (with whom Jersey has been unable to come to terms long term). The media frenzy is sick. The Devil's are thrilled to be replacing the retiring Brodeur with Luongo while questions about Vancouver's crease are rampant. Gillis points to Schneiders 20-4-4 record, 2 SO's, and his < 2.50 GAA and .910 SV%.
OK, this could still happen. Not even kidding.....except for the fact that Parise is UFA and not RFA. Oh yeah, and Schneids is actually 20-8-1 with 3 SO's, a 1.96 and a .937.
Meds wrote:19. Gillis inks Parise (who is coming off a 42 goal season) to 5 years in a seriously front-loaded $6M cap hit contract. Edler is re-upped to the same deal as Bieksa and Tanev and Hodgson are given their first 1-way contracts at $1.2M each for 2 years. Sturm signs on for another $2M and Rome is released to UFAgency.
Well, Parise isn't getting 42. Edler will be re-upped. Tanev will get his 1-way deal (if he's not still under his rookie contract next year). CoHo is gone. Sturm has been for a long time. Rome should be released.
Meds wrote:20. Schneider is re-signed for 3 years to a back-loaded contract that counts $2.5M on the cap and Gillis signs Marty Turco for $1M as a back-up to play 30 games and work with Schneider and Eddie Lack who spends half the year with the big club on a 2-way deal and plays 10 games.
This won't surprise me. Schneider will probably end up on a contract that will pay him around $2.5M, chances are slim it is any longer than 2 years, but 3 isn't impossible. I would love to get Turco in here for a year to backup Schneider if Lou is dealt, his puck-handling prowess is the best the league may have ever seen and Schneider could use some mentoring in that area. IF Lou is traded I do expect to see Lack up here for at least a few games.