Re: What free agent would you most like to see come to Boston
posted at 6/21/2011 8:43 AM EDT
In Response to Re: What free agent would you most like to see come to Boston
[QUOTE]With Kaberle, Recchi and Ryder all coming off the books... Add Cole on the 2nd line wing
. Add Wisniewski to the 2nd D-line pairing. Generous salary numbers suggested below give the Bs cap space equivalent to Savard's hit, which means he can either come back, or come off the books via retirement to free up $4mil at the trade deadline. Help from our friends at Cap Geek: Milan Lucic ($4.083m) / David Krejci ($3.750m) / Nathan Horton ($4.000m) Brad Marchand ($3.000m) / Patrice Bergeron ($5.000m) / Erik Cole ($3.750m) Chris Kelly ($2.125m) / Tyler Seguin ($3.550m) / Rich Peverley ($1.325m) Daniel Paille ($1.075m) / Greg Campbell ($1.100m) / Shawn Thornton ($0.812m) Zdeno Chara ($6.916m) / Dennis Seidenberg ($3.250m) James Wisniewski ($4.250m) / Adam McQuaid ($0.575m) Andrew Ference ($2.250m) / Johnny Boychuk ($1.875m) Steven Kampfer ($0.852m)
Posted by asmaha[/QUOTE]
Don't get me wrong, I like Cole, but I'd take a pass on him. When he's healthy, he could very well be the 25-30 goal scorer any team could use. However, his health in recent years hasn't been the greatest, which is concerning me quite a bit. He was already making $3M this year, and with 26 Goals and over 50 points in a contract year, he'll be getting quite a nice raise.
Carolina has said they wanted to sign him before he hits July 1st, and it's likely they offered him 3+YRS at around $4M...and the GM said the other day that they are pretty far apart, and things haven't moved along well at all.
I'd look at Jussi Jokinen. I would personally not offer him anything more than 4 years. He's been kind of a late bloomer. I'd offer him a short menu of offers...
3YRS $10.5M ($3.5M/YR)
4YRS $12M ($3M/YR)
I really, really hope PC makes a run at Brooks Laich, provided that the Caps don't lock him up (THEY SHOULD!!!) before July 1st. I'd be prepared to blow him out of the water...
5-6YRS at $3.5M or so a year. I WANT HIM, he'd be a perfect fit on this team.