Re: Vanek traded to Islanders for Moulson and draft picks.
posted at 10/29/2013 8:15 PM EDT
In response to kelvana33's comment:
In response to Bookboy007's comment:
Davinator, SJ could be interesting after this year depending on how things end up. Marleau could, I think, sign a non-35+ contract. Thornton will be a 35+ deal. They're committed at $5.5M+ to Burns, Couture and Pavelski with another year of Havlat at $5M. Boyle is a UFA and unlikely to be back, I'd think, at anything like $6.6M, and with the way Vlasic and the rest of that D have performed, they may turn the page.
Another flame out in the playoffs and I could easily see them deciding it's time to hand the reins to the young guns, putting Thornton and Marleau in play along with Boyle. Maybe spend the money on other things, like more defensive help or improving their two-way depth.
San Jose will be the most interesting team this off-season, especially,like you said if they flame out in the playoffs. 5.5 million ofr a defenseman turned winger, they may be stuck with that one. I could see Thornton ending up in Toronto and yes, Boyle gone as well. Wouldnt shock me if he went back to Tampa.
I dont know kelv. Those guys in california love the life style. Why go to the leafs, the pressure cooker in a winter coat when you can walk around unnoticed, surf(joe surfs a lot with murray), no pressure and in a speedo.