Re: McQuaid signed to extension
posted at 7/14/2011 5:24 PM EDT
Great news! Still waiting on the terms (salary-wise).
Still have quite a few guys to re-up, but I suspect PC will at somepoint between now and next Summer.
Kelly, Peverley, Campbell, Paille, Pouliot and Thornton (I know NAS will have fun with this) all are UFA or RFA's (Pouliot is the lone RFA). I suspect a prospect will replace Thornton. If that is the case, the other 5 will not cost more than roughly $2-2.2M a piece. Peverley, Kelly and Campbell are all crucial glue guys that should and likely will be brought back. I really wouldn't mind seeing Paille back as well. Pouliot? Well...let's see how he fairs this year. If he can put up 30-40 points then definitely.
Rask is an RFA, and that could get interesting. Krejci will also be an RFA after this coming year, and he will get a raise...likely around 5 years between $4-$5M/Yr.
Johnny Rocket is also up, and personally, I cannot wait to get this guy a ticket for the next bus out of Boston. He can be replaced by a bargain FA d-man signing, or possibly by the emergence/improved play of some young guys: Kampfer, Button, Hamilton, etc.
Corvo is also a UFA, and despite some past off-the-ice incident(s), if his numbers from the past few years can be duplicated this year, then I'd like to see him back.
I have faith PC will make all the right decisions with these guys!